An overview of the current state of the [Datelife]( project.

Models of Species Diversification

My research on species diversification models.

A metacalibrated time-tree documents the early rise of flowering plant phylogenetic diversity

Flowering plant evolution is key for the establishment of modern terrestrial life. Yet, the time of origin of this group of organisms remains unresolved. In this paper, a large flowering plant fossil data base is compiled and 137 fossils are used to calibrate a phylogenetic tree showing relationships and time of origin of 87% of flowering plant families.