Photo Credit: D. Tank
Molecular Plant Systematics & Evolution
The Tank Lab is in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Idaho, and is affiliated with the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) and the Stillinger Herbarium.
Research in the Tank Lab focuses on the use of molecular methods to reconstruct evolutionary histories in plants and the application of phylogenetic and phylogeographic methods to understand plant evolution.
Our work focuses on multiple levels of plant phylogeny, from the systematics and evolution of closely related groups of species to macroevolutionary patterns of diversification in angiosperms.
Check out the research page to learn more about how we use phylogenies to address evolutionary questions in plants and to better understand plant biodiversity.