Faculty

Steffi Ickert-Bond

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My research interests focus on understanding the phylogenetic relationship, biogeography, and gene evolution in lineages of ferns, gymnosperms, and flowering plants to infer historical evolutionary processes that have resulted in current patterns of biodiversity. Work in my lab is multidisciplinary and largely informed by my broadly-based systematic background, field experience and detailed anatomical and morphological knowledge of the plants. My goal as an advisor is to help graduate and undergraduate students become broadly trained in plant systematics and phylogenetics. I have brought together a team of promising students and am collaborating with outstanding national and international scientists that contribute expert knowledge from their respective fields.