When: Wed., March 14 2012
In this talk, Andrew Hipp, Ph.D. will present data on the evolutionary history of oaks (Quercus, Fagaceae) and on his and other researchers’ work into the integrity of oak species. Hipp is a plant systematist and herbarium curator at the Morton Arboretum and has academic appointments at the University of Chicago and the Field Museum. He holds a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His research focuses primarily on the evolution and systematics of oaks and sedges, addressing the diversification of plant lineages using tools such as molecular phylogenetics, population genetics, cytogenetics and herbarium study.