The Daru lab at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi studies why plant species are distributed the way they are, how they achieved this present-day distributions and how to set conservation priorities to safeguard their future. We integrate approaches from the fields of biodiversity informatics (methods and tools development), herbarium collections, phylogenetics and genomics. We work in the field, the herbarium, the lab, and on high-performing computer clusters. Interested in joining the lab? Email:

New paper in Nature Communications!

Daru, B.H., Willis, C.G., Meineke, E.K., Ronk, A., Zobel, M., Pärtel, M., Antonelli, A., Davies, T.J. & Davis, C.C. (2021) Widespread homogenization of plant communities in the Anthropocene. Nature Communications 12: 6983.

Barnabas was interviewed by Austin's NPR Radio Station (KUT 90.5) about the new paper in Nature Communications:

More publications››