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William D. Pearse

William D. Pearse

Biodiversity, phylogenetics, community ecology, trait evolution, diversification, community phylogenetics, eco-phylogenetics, conservation

Assistant Professor

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How do species evolve? How do species interact with their environment? In my lab we answer these two fundamental questions at the same time, using species’ evolutionary history and functional traits to understand what structures ecological communities. To do so, we develop new statistical and computational tools to answer these age-old questions.