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!

Daru, B.H. (2021) Migratory birds distribute seeds to new climates. Nature doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01547-1.

Birds that travel long distances can disperse seeds far and wide. An assessment of the timing and direction of European bird migration reveals how these patterns might affect seed dispersal as the planet warms. Read the full paper here!

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