Evolution of Promiscuity in Angiosperms: Microryza Project

Please help fund this important project!


2013-06-23 17.53.12Hey all ya’ll! I am floating my research project on a crowd-sourced ‘kickstarter’ website in hopes to raise $20K for my research and I need your help to get the word out to everyone (feel free to RE-POST this message). I am posting to let you know that you have the opportunity to contribute any amount of funding to my research on rare, predominantly alpine plants and the effects of climate change on the montane flora of California and more broadly throughout North America. No donation will be charged unless I reach my goal, and all donations are tax-deductible!

My project page can be found here, and will be made publicly available next week for exactly 30 days of fundraising:

Evolution of Promiscuity in Angiosperms

I’d be happy to provide more information for anyone, and obviously would acknowledge all contributions large and small on my website and in publications. Thanks…

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Cascadian species of Pyrola

While trying to understand relationships among populations of Pyrola picta by comparing DNA sequences, I came across a group of sequences that seemed to be divergent from the rest. The DNA sequences corresponded, at least loosely, to populations in the Cascade Mountains of Washington, Oregon, and northern California (Fig. 1) of plants that look like …

Baja California

On December 1, 2012 I drove with Thomas Stoughton (graduate student at RSABG) to Sierra de San Pedro Mártir in Mexico from Los Angeles County, California. The drive south along the Pacific Coast and ascension to the montane Parque Nacional are both thrilling. Previous to this trip, I located a single collection of Pyrola dentata from …