Campanulaceae Working Group

A forum for scientific discussion on all aspects of Campanulaceae sensu latu


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Harvard University
Area of Taxonomic Interest: 
Centropogon, Siphocampylus, Burmeistera
United States


Biomes or regions of interest: 

Neotropics, especially the Andean cordilleras

Research interests: 

I am interested in generating a multi-loci, species tree method-based molecular phylogeny of the Neotropical Lobelioid clade that includes the three genera Centropogon, Burmeistera, and Siphocampylus.  I hope that this phylogeny can greatly improve the current taxonomy within the group, especially at the genus level.  I will use this phylogeny to study patterns of pollination syndrome evolution as well as the complex biogeography in the clade.  Additionally, I am looking at the relationship bewteen the members of the clade and their parasitic hummingbird flower mites.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith