I’m a curator at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, USA, a faculty member of the Committee on Evolutionary Biology graduate program at the University of Chicago, and the Assistant Director of the Biodiversity Synthesis Center (BioSynC).

Research in my lab is mainly focused on these areas of evolutionary biology:

  1. flowering plants: systematics, diversification, and biogeography, especially of Pedicularis (Orobanchaceae) and the flora of the Hengduan Mountains biodiversity hotspot in south-central China
  2. macroevolutionary perspectives on floral diversity and reproductive biology
  3. phylogenetic comparative methods, especially for inferring species range dynamics in the context of historical biogeography
  4. biodiversity informatics, especially regarding synthesis of the tree of life

Contact information:

Botany Department
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
rree at fieldmuseum dot org