AJ Harris - Research Pages

AJ Harris, Ph.D 



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About me


My research is concerned with the distributions of organisms, especially plants, in geographic and environmental space. Stated another way, I'm a biogeographer!, and I study biogeography in a systematics and ecological framework. I am especially interested in species distributions at large and small spatial, taxonomic, and temporal scales. My research methods are centered around field- and museum collections and integrate big data, novel computer code, evolutionary tree-building, fossils, morphology, histology and anatomy. I am passionate about biogeography as a tool for advancing core evolutionary and ecological theory, providing insights that support conservation, agriculture, and horticulture, and engaging students and the public with the natural world.   

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in computational biology in the Oberlin College Department of Biology where I work with Aaron Goldman. I previously worked with Jun Wen at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution where I was supported by a Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellowship. 


AJ Harris

Oberlin College, Department of Biology

Science Center K123, 119 Woodland Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074