Cody Hinchliff

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Cody Hinchliff

Postdoctoral Fellow

Office Location(s): 2071 Kraus Natural Science Building
Fax: 734.763.0544
hinchlif@umich.edu
Smith Lab

  • Fields of Study
    • Plant systematics, biodiversity and diversification, phylogenetic comparative methods, computational phylogenomics, evolution of land plants, Neotropical plant biodiversity.
  • About

    Mentor

    Stephen A. Smith

    Academic background

    Ph.D., Botany, Washington State University, 2011

    Research interests

    I am an evolutionary biologist, particularly interested in the magnitude and scope of the Earth's plant biodiversity. I use and develop phylogenetic software and methodology to take advantage of large phylogenetic datasets in order to test hypotheses addressing the intersections of ecological processes, biogeographic history, morphological and genetic evolution, and diversification in plants as well as other lineages. I have deep interests in systematic methods and the development of computational tools to further the abilities of biologists to more easily share, access, and process rich, complex datasets. I am currently employed under the NSF-funded Open Tree of Life project, which aims to provide a platform by which systematic biologists can share the results of their research with the public and the scientific community in a robust, cohesive framework that integrates phylogenetic information across the entire tree of life.

  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Plant systematics, biodiversity and diversification, phylogenetic comparative methods, computational phylogenomics