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!
The sensitive fern has an atypical timing of spore dispersal but why? @jacobsuissa new study discovers the unique timing is determined by a structural mechanism of humidity-driven movement in spore bearing leaves