I am particularly interested in macroevolutionary patterns and characters that diagnose large clades of ferns and lycophytes. My field work is centered in Mexico, Colombia, and Papua New Guinea. I am based in the Pringle Herbarium (VT) at the University of Vermont. If you have any ferns that you want identified, please send them to me!
Happy #FernFriday! Some ferns like Dryopteris intermedia keep their leaves over the winter. In the current issue of AFJ, Jack Tessier found that plants with broken fronds had a 1-week delay in spring growth compared to plants with unbroken, bent leaves https://doi.org/10.1640/0002-8444-111.2.110