Rothfels, Carl

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Graduate Student, Duke University

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About Carl

Fern phylogenetics. Moving inexorably my thesis on the evolutionary consequences of polyploidy (genome duplications). Key innovation, or dead-end?

Current projects:

  • Moderate data approach to deep ferns.
  • Macroevolutionary consequences of polyploidy
  • Character evolution in cryptic desert ferns (especially the evolution of farina chemotypes)
  • Phylogeny and alpha taxonomy of the Cystopteridaceae.

Other interests:

  • General nature nerding
  • Climbing, ultimate
  • Sleeping, eating, drinking
  • Dumplings