The Daru lab at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi studies why plant species are distributed the way they are today, 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, herbarium collections, phylogenetics and genomics. We work in the field, the herbarium, the lab, and on high-performing computer clusters.
I am currently recruiting a PhD student to study how to use herbarium plant specimens to explore the distributions and diversity of marine plant microbiomes spanning the past ~120 years in the marine system including the threatened Arctic biome of North America.
Interested in joining the lab? Email: email@example.com
Daru, B.H., Farooq, H., Antonelli, A. & Faurby, S. (2020) Endemism patterns are scale dependent. Nature Communications 11: 2115. The full journal article can be found here