Assistant Professor of Biology and Center Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Postdoctoral, Harvard University, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (2018)
PhD, University of Johannesburg, Botany (2015)
Barnabas Daru is an Assistant Professor of Biology. He is interested in the ecology and biogeography of plants across ecological scales. He studied botany in Johannesburg, and was a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard, where he worked on new uses of herbarium specimens for understanding plant ecology and evolution in the Anthropocene, the epoch of profound human impact on Earth. Current research in the Daru lab addresses the role of phylogeny in: 1) understanding how species are distributed, 2) conserving unique communities, and 3) understanding changing distributions in the Anthropocene.