We study the phylogenetics and the evolution of flowering plants, with a particular emphasis on legumes (family Fabaceae or Leguminosae) and cacti (family Cactaceae).
Photo information: The sagebrush biome, eastern California. East side of the Sierra Nevada, called the “Range of Light” by John Muir, from US 395 near June Lake Loop. Mt. Dana, Mt. Gibbs and Mt. Lewis in the background.
Primary areas of interest
Phylogenetic systematics of papilionoid legumes
Genomics of legumes and cacti
Plant community ecology and floristics of western North America
Typical chaparral vegetation with shrubby legume Pickeringia montana Nutt. (w/ magenta flowers) in foreground, one of California’s “paleoendemics”; from Otay Mountain, San Diego County, California
Our goal is to understand patterns and processes at the macroevolutionary level (e.g., ecology and biogeography, rates of molecular evolution and taxonomic diversification) by integrating empirical data with comparative and phylogenetic methods to infer relationships and evolutionary histories.
Years of research
Martin F. Wojciechowski
Associate Professor of Genomics, Evolution, and Bioinformatics,
School of Life Sciences
Email address: mfwojciechowski[at]asu.edu
Office and laboratory location: Life Sciences E building, 711 and 710/714 on the Tempe campus