Photo Credit: D. Tank
David C. Tank
My goal as an advisor is to help graduate students become broadly trained in plant systematics and & phylogenetics while they develop as independent researchers by learning to identify interesting questions and the approaches necessary to address those questions.
dtank [at] uidaho.edu; @dave_tank
Megan Ruffley - Megan completed her BS in Botany at Miami University in 2015, and joined the lab in August of 2015.
Megan is a PhD student in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program, and is co-advised with Jack Sullivan. She is working on our collaborative project investigating the comparative phylogeography of the temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest.
ruff6699 [at] vandals.uidaho.edu; @MeganRRuffley; meganruffley.weebly.com
Sam McCauley - Sam completed his BA in Biology at the College of Charleston in May of 2017, and joined the lab in August of 2017.
Sam is a Biology PhD student, and is investigating the systematics and evolution of Diplacus section Eunanus - a clade of ~20 species in the Phrymaceae.
mcca6713 [at] vandals.uidaho.edu; @samccau; smccau.github.io
Ty Styhl - Ty completed his BS in Ecology and Conservation Biology here at the University of Idaho in 2018, and joined the lab in August of 2018.
Ty is a Biology PhD student, and is co-advised with Courtney Conway in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences. He is working on our collaborative project investigating the diet of the Greater Sage Grouse using DNA metabarcoding approaches.
styh9361 [at] vandals.uidaho.edu; tyrellstyhl.wixsite.com
Dan Turck - Dan completed his BS in Resource Conservation with and emphasis in Ecology at the University of Montana in 2010, and worked in the Pacific Northwest forests and in Antarctica before joining the lab in August of 2018.
Dan is a Biology PhD student working on our collaborative project (with Jack Sullivan) investigating the comparative phylogeography of the temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest.
turc1881 [at] vandals.uidaho.edu; dturck.weebly.com
Harpo Faust - Harpo completed a BA in Environmental Studies with a minor in Education from UC Santa Cruz in 2013, and worked as an outdoor educator and seasonal botanist before joining the lab in August 2018.
Harpo is a Biology MS student and an Assistant Curator in the Stillinger Herbarium, and is working on the floristics of the Selkirk Mountains of northern Idaho.
faus3225 [at] vandals.uidaho.edu; harpofaust.wordpress.com
Former Lab Members
Former Graduate Students
Sarah Jacobs - postdoc, University of California, Los Angeles; www.sarahjjacobs.com
Hannah Marx - postdoc, University of Michigan; www.hannahmarx.com/
Diego Morales-Briones - postdoc, University of Minnesota; Research Gate profile
Simon Uribe-Convers - Data Scientist, Phylagen; simonuribe.com
Sebastian Mortimer - Research Technician, University of Montana; Good lab
Grahm Johnson - Botanical Consultant
Ian Gilman - PhD student, Yale University; Donoghue lab
Jon Eastman - Firefighter, Waterloo, Iowa
Maribeth Latvis - Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University; maribethlatvis.wix.com
Anahi Espindola - Assistant Professor, University of Maryland; anahiespindola.github.io