add contact to address book
Office Location(s): 2071 Kraus Natural Science Building
Stephen A. Smith
Ph.D., Botany, Washington State University, 2011
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.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
2019 Kraus Nat. Sci. Bldg.830 North University
Ann Arbor, MI