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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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.

Building the Tree of Life: TEDxUF 2016

April 20th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Doug was a presenter at TEDxUF 2016. See all the talks here. Doug’s talk explores why relationships matter and the tree of life:

An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV

April 18th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group. 2016. An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 181:1–20. [View on publisher’s site]

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Evolving Ideas on the Origin and Evolution of Flowers: New Perspectives in the Genomic Era

April 18th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Chanderbali, A. S., B. A. Berger, D. G. Howarth, P. S. Soltis, and D. E. Soltis. 2016. Evolving Ideas on the Origin and Evolution of Flowers: New Perspectives in the Genomic Era. Genetics 202:1255–1265. [View on publisher’s site]
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Earth Day photos

April 18th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

April 16th was the FLMNH Earth Day event, and we had a table with plants, DNA extraction, pipettes, and phylogenetic trees. Here’s some photos from the day.

 

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Polyploidy and the proteome

March 30th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Soltis, D. E., B. B. Misra, S. Shan, S. Chen, and P. S. Soltis. 2016. Polyploidy and the proteome. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Proteins and Proteomics, doi: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2016.03.010. [View on publisher’s site]

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The antiquity of Cyclocarya paliurus (Juglandaceae) provides new insights into the evolution of relict plants in subtropical China since the late Early Miocene.

March 30th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Kou, Y., S. Cheng, S. Tian, B. Li, D. Fan, Y. Chen, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, and Z. Zhang. 2016. The antiquity of Cyclocarya paliurus (Juglandaceae) provides new insights into the evolution of relict plants in subtropical China since the late Early Miocene. J. Biogeogr. 43:351–360. [View on publisher’s site]

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