February 28th, 2014
By Gitzendanner, Matt

The Soltis Lab

Scientists and students in the Soltis Lab are currently working with a variety of technologies to investigate mechanisms of speciation, evolutionary relationships and character evolution in flowering and land plants at all taxonomic levels. Current projects include the study of higher level phylogenetic relationships and character evolution in the angiosperms, floral evolution, the genetic and genomic consequences of polyploidy, conservation genetics of rare plants, phylogeography, and biogeography. Please explore our website for more information on our research.
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UF well represented at Botany 2016

August 3rd, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

The University of Florida and the Soltis Lab were well represented at the Botany 2016 Conference this week!

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Pam and Doug featured on the In Defense of Plants podcast

June 21st, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

While visiting a field site for the Dimensions of Biodiversity project in North Carolina, Pam and Doug were interviewed for the InDefenseofPlants.com podcast on Building the Angiosperm Tree of Life.

Check out the podcast: http://www.indefenseofplants.com/podcast/2016/6/19/ep-61-building-the-angiosperm-tree-of-life

Polyploidy: Pitfalls and paths to a paradigm.

June 17th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Soltis, D. E., C. J. Visger, D. B. Marchant, and P. S. Soltis. 2016. Polyploidy: Pitfalls and paths to a paradigm. Am. J. Bot., doi: 10.3732/ajb.1500501. [View on publisher’s site]

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A New Resource for the Development of SSR Markers: Millions of Loci from a Thousand Plant Transcriptomes

June 17th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Figure 1 from Hodel et al. 2016

Hodel, R. G. J., M. A. Gitzendanner, C. C. Germain-Aubrey, X. Liu, A. A. Crowl, M. Sun, J. B. Landis, M. C. Segovia-Salcedo, N. A. Douglas, S. Chen, D. E. Soltis, and P. S. Soltis. 2016. A New Resource for the Development of SSR Markers: Millions of Loci from a Thousand Plant Transcriptomes. Applications in Plant Sciences 1600024. [View on publisher’s site]
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The Report of My Death was an Exaggeration: A Review for Researchers Using Microsatellites in the 21st Century

June 17th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Hodel, R. G. J., M. C. Segovia-Salcedo, J. B. Landis, A. A. Crowl, M. Sun, X. Liu, M. A. Gitzendanner, N. A. Douglas, C. C. Germain-Aubrey, S. Chen, D. E. Soltis, and P. S. Soltis. 2016. The Report of My Death was an Exaggeration: A Review for Researchers Using Microsatellites in the 21st Century. Applications in Plant Sciences 1600025. [View on publisher’s site]

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Pam and Doug awarded the Darwin-Wallace Medal

June 17th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Pam and Doug Soltis receiving the Darwin-Wallace Medal

Pam and Doug Soltis receiving the Darwin-Wallace Medal

Pam and Doug Soltis were awarded the 2016 Darwin-Wallace Medal by the Linnean Society of London in recognition of having made major advances in evolutionary biology.

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Pam Soltis elected to the National Academy of Sciences!

May 3rd, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

The National Academy of Sciences announced today that Pam Soltis has been elected to the Academy.NAS tweet announcing Pam's election

From the NAS: “Members are elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. The NAS membership totals approximately 2,250 members and nearly 440 foreign associates, of whom approximately 200 have received Nobel prizes.”

Congratulations on a well deserved recognition!

Comparative phylogeography of black mangroves (Avicennia germinans) and red mangroves (Rhizophora mangle) in Florida: Testing the maritime discontinuity in coastal plants.

April 29th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Figure 2 of Hodel et al.

Figure 2 from Hodel et al 2016, showing structure of genetic diversity in black and red mangroves

Hodel, R. G. J., M. B. de S. Cortez, P. S. Soltis, and D. E. Soltis. 2016. Comparative phylogeography of black mangroves (Avicennia germinans) and red mangroves (Rhizophora mangle) in Florida: Testing the maritime discontinuity in coastal plants. Am. J. Bot. 103:730–739. [View on publisher’s site]

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ASPT Research Grant Awards!

April 29th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

ASPT.logoFour of the lab’s students received research grants from ASPT: Anthony Melton, Andre Naranjo, Johanna Jantzen and Cody Howard (from the Cellinese Lab). Congratulations to all for an excellent job!

 

Undergrads awarded BSA Young Botanist Awards!

April 21st, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Congratulations to Kayla Ventura and Becca O’Toole who were awarded the BSA‘s Youg Botanist Awards! Congrats also to their mentor, Jacob Landis.

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