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 the plant bulb (like an onion). For my dissertation, I am investigating the evolutionary history of three closely related genera: Ledebouria, Drimiopsis, and Resnova, all of which are found in the Asparagaceae (formerly Hyacinthaceae). I also have interests in the evolutionary development of geophytes and am starting to brainstorm ways to tackle various questions on this topic.

If you are interested in learning more about my work just click the links above. Feel free to CONTACT ME with any questions that you may have or if you would like to collaborate on a project.