We are a group of researchers located at the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute in Lawrence.

We are evolutionary biologists interested in the phylogenetics of fishes and systematic theory. We focus on the large-scale phenomena that have shaped the history and diversification of fishes at various scales and in both geographic space and geologic time. We use a combination of phylogenetic trees, field collections, and focused anatomical, morphometric, and genomic analyses to understand the evolution and diversification of freshwater or marine fishes.

We encourage you to check out the researchers in our lab, our current research projects, and our lab publications.

If you are interested in working with us, please take a look at the opportunities in the lab.

University of Kansas, Biodiversity Institute, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045; 785.864.6874 ©2019 W.L. Smith