We are interested in how functional traits of plants link evolutionary history to current ecological processes. In particular I seek to understand how the evolutionary and biogeographic history of organisms influences community assembly, species composition and, hence, ecosystem function in the face of global change. Much of our work combines phylogenetic and phylogeographic approaches with studies of plant physiological function to understand forces underlying shifts in stress tolerance among closely related species or among populations of the same species. The lab is engaged in large-scale collaborative efforts to remotely sense biodiversity and understand the ecological and evolutionary causes and consequences of changing diversity. We use spectral biology to integrate across all scales of plant function to understand the causes and consequences of changes in plant diversity.
We embrace all aspects of human diversity and welcome the broad range of perspectives that people from different places, cultural and ethnic contexts, nationalities and walks of life bring to the study of biodiversity to help sustain our planet.
Allison Scott, Lucy Schroeder, Brett Fredericksen, Maria Park, Vinicius Marcilio da Silva, Sally Donovan
Jesús Pinto-Ledezma, Maria Park, Megan Erding, Gerard Sapes, Lucy Schroeder, Sandra Durán
We meet the new University of Minnesota President, Joan Gabel
From left: Alejandra Villaseñor, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Clarissa Fontes, Gerard Sapés, Shan Kothari, Lucy Schroeder, Cathleen Lapadat
Jeannine, Anna Schweiger, Josep Padulles, Shan Kothari, Jen Teshera-Levye, Jesus Pinto Ledezma
In the evening, Jen, as DM, led all of us through a round of Dungeons & Dragons
No snow at all on this year's retreat.
Anna Schweiger, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Jake Grossman, Jen Teshera-Levye, Beth Fallon, Xiaojing Wei, Isabella Armour, Jose (Dudu) Eduardo Meireles
Not much snow this year so we hiked instead.
Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Daniel Stanton, Shan Kothari, Anna Schweiger, Cathleen Nguyen
Back row: Vinicius da Silva, Dan Stanton, Dudu and Anna Meireles, Shan Kothari, Laura Williams
Front row: Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Elizabeth Deacon, Xiaojing Wei, Jose Ramirez-Valient, Nick Deacon, Frederick Deacon, Celine Bares and Graham Deacon
Beth Fallon, Laura Williams, Xiaojing Wei, Celine Bares, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Matt Kaproth, Will Pearse, Jake Grossman, Jen Teshera-Levye
Xiaojing Wei, Laura Williams, Jake Grossman, Matthew Kaproth, Celine Bares, Beth Fallon, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Will Pearse
Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Anne Beulke, Beth Fallon, Laura Williams, Xiaojing Wei & Gina Quiram
Gina Quiram, Alyson Center, Xiaojing Wei, Jessica Savage, Paul Gugger, & Jeannine Cavender-Bares
Paul Gugger, Antonio Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Jessica Savage, Nick Deacon, Jeannine Cavender-Bares
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