Sally Adamowicz

I have five major axes of research:
1) The Shape of the Tree of Life: I aim to understand the relationships amongst species and the factors that influence the shape of this tree.
2) Major Transitions in Evolution: I am interested in better understanding the frequency of transitions and the rate at which reversals occur, as well as the consequences of such transitions for molecular evolutionary patterns and speciation rates.
3) Evolutionary Trends: I am also interested in the question of whether there are large-scale patterns in the history of life.
4) The Diversity and Integrity of Freshwater Ecosystems: I approach this topic using molecular, ecological, and taxonomic methods to study the diversity, distributions, traits, and origins of species.
5) The Diversity of Polar Life: Using DNA barcoding, I aim to discover the true extent of arctic species diversity and to understand the geographical distributions and origins of arctic species.

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