I’m very excited to have been invited to present at the II Biogeography Symposium organized by the Bogotá Botanical Garden! The symposium took place at the VII Colombian Botanical Congress (2-6 August 2015) in the city of Manizales. I presented results on the biogeography and diversification rate analyses on both Bartsia and Hypericum, and the hypotheses that we have for each genus. It was a great opportunity to show these results to Colombian botanists, people who encounter these plants every time they go in the field.
In collaboration with Nicolai Nürk, David Tank, Berit Gehrke, and Frank Blattner, we published a new paper on the plant group Hypericum and its interesting patterns of diversification linked to niche shifts. The collaboration with Nicolai started back in 2010 and I’m very happy to see this work see the light on BMC Evolutionary Biology!
Our new paper on phylogenomics was published in Applications in Plant Sciences! In this paper, we present a new approach to generate genomic data using long PCR, DNA templates, and next-generation sequencing. Furthermore, we present a set of primers for the chloroplast that are universal for angiosperms and that may work for gymnosperms too! The article can be downloaded here: http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.3732/apps.1300063