We do research in plant systematics, conservation genetics, biogeography, and molecular evolution. We primarily study Penstemon (Plantaginaceae), which is the largest plant genus native to North America, and parasitic plants of Orobanchaceae. Most of our recent efforts for Orobanchaceae are focused on the genus Hyobanche, which is a holoparasite native to South Africa, Lesotho and Namibia. Be sure to check out recent news from the Wolfe lab. Just click on the posts in the sidebar to the right.
Current members of the Wolfe Lab at Ohio State University:
Wolfe Lab Alumni
McNeal JR, Bennett JR, Wolfe AD, Mathews S (2013) Phylogeny and origins of holoparasitism in Orobanchaceae. American Journal of Botany 100, 971-983.
Wolfe AD (2013) Hyobanche thinophila (Orobanchaceae), a new species from the Western Cape of South Africa. Phytotaxa 85, 56-60. http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/content/2013/f/pt00085p060.pdf
Morawetz JJ, Randle CP, Wolfe AD (2010) Phylogenetic relationships within the tropical clade of Orobanchaceae. Taxon 59, 416-426.
Wolfe AD, Randle CP, Datwyler SL, Morawetz JJ, Arguedas N, Diaz J (2006) Phylogeny, taxonomic affinities, and biogeography of Penstemon (Plataginaceae) based on ITS and cpDNA sequence data. American Journal of Botany 93, 1699-1713.