Tree of Life

My co-advisor Doug Soltis gave a TEDx talk about  the first phylogenetic tree of life. I figured this is a good place to start my Fieldwork 2016 blog because a lot of what Doug says can be applied to my research too (just on a MUCH smaller scale). I realize my website is mainly about my adventures doing fieldwork each summer but with my research I hope to contribute to the understanding of the evolution of plants, which is why I enjoy coming into work the other three seasons of the year. 

Here’s the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qXz9X-rltE#action=share