This is a relatively new lab. Funding: NSF, DARPA, National Geographic. Research focuses on 1 understanding the relationships between different groups of organisms at the population level, species levels, and above 2 building DNA and morphology-based phylogenies to identify new species and uncover hidden relationships and patterns between species. Current projects focus on the application of systematics to improve agriculture and conservation efforts in Hawai'i and elsewhere.
Lab houses two of these instruments.