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Research in the Rabosky Lab seeks to understand the causes of evolutionary radiations. Why do some groups of organisms contain so many species, and why do many other groups contain so few? Why do some groups have such tremendous ecological and morphological diversity? How do ecological interactions influence the diversification of species and phenotypes, and how does diversification in turn affect ecological community structure?
We address these questions using a combination of fieldwork, molecular phylogenetics, and mathematical and computer modeling.
Our research ultimately seeks to understand why some groups undergo dramatic evolutionary explosions and why many other groups do not.