Oscar M Vargas
My research focuses on understating spatio-temporal patterns of plant evolution in the Neotropics by incorporating biogeography, phylogenomics, and taxonomy. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan, jointly supervised by Christopher Dick and Stephen Smith, working on the Dimensions of Amazonian Biodiversity and Andean-Amazon Geogenomics projects (both NSF-funded).
I obtained my B.S. and my M.S. at the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, under the guidance of Santiago Madriñán. Later, I completed my Ph.D in Plant Biology at The University of Texas at Austin under the supervision of Beryl Simpson.
A good part of this website is devoted to the taxonomy and systematics of the genus Diplostephium, which was my model organism for my M.S. my Ph.D. dissertations.
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