My name is Cody Coyotee Howard and yes, that is my real name. I am currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida working with Dr. Nico Cellinese in the Florida Museum of Natural History. I am broadly interested in plant evolution but I am particularly interested in the evolution of geophytes, which include plants that have a bulb (onion), tuber (potato), corm (taro) and/rhizome (ginger). For my dissertation, I am investigating the evolutionary history of three closely related bulbous monocots: Ledebouria, Drimiopsis, and Resnova (Asparagaceae).

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