Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Life Science Building 3205
612 Charles E. Young Dr. South
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Keywords: Latin America, Environment
Felipe Zapata is interested in understanding how biological diversity originates and evolves. His research is focused on three inter-related and overlapping topics: i) the discovery and description of biological diversity, ii) the reconstruction of the evolutionary histories of genes, species, and clades, and c) the evaluation of ecological and evolutionary hypotheses to study what factors allow and promote genetic, species, and phenotypic diversity.
Current research areas include: systematic biology, plant biology, statistical phylogenetics, quantitative taxonomy, macroevolution, bio- and phylogeography, computational biology, phylogenetic comparative functional genomics, adaptation, speciation, and tropical biology.