rmRafael Medina, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Augustana College

639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201

Phone: (309)-794-3438

I am interested in the exploration and description of biodiversity, one of the vastest and most exciting human endeavors. My specialty is the integrative taxonomy of plants (in particular, mosses) combining a diverse source of evidence, from morphology to phylogenomics. In the era of digitized scientific collections and high-throughput sequencing, the challenge is to integrate this massive amount of information from diverse sources into a coherent evolutionary reconstruction. I am also interested in science communication and have participated in different projects that pursued the effective transmission of the scientific knowledge, critical thinking and appreciation for biodiversity and natural history.

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