Welcome! The Daru lab studies why plant species are distributed the way they are, how they achieved these present-day distributions and how to set conservation priorities to safeguard their future. We do this through integrated approaches from the fields of biodiversity informatics (methods and tools development), herbarium collections, phylogenetics and genomics. We work in the field, herbarium, wet lab, and on high-performance computing clusters.

  • Our lab is located in the Gilbert Biological Sciences Building
  • New paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution!

    Daru, B.H., & Rodriguez, J. (2023) Mass production of unvouchered records fails to represent global biodiversity patterns. Nature Ecology & Evolution 7: 816–831.

    Here's a 16-min interview explaining the paper:

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