I met Nicolai at the Botany meeting last summer in Providence, RI, and it didn’t take us long to establish a cool friendship an a scientific collaboration.
He is finishing his Ph.D. at the IPK in Gartesleben, Germany, where he studies the evolutionary history of the genus Hypericum (Hypericaceae).
During the three week that Nicolai spent at the Tank Lab, we were able to analyze his molecular data by conducting divergence time estimation analyzes, as well as biogeographic reconstructions and diversification rates.
It was a lot of fun!
Stay tune for the results of Nicolai’s time in Moscow!