Johanna Jantzen

Université de Montréal
Postdoctoral fellow candidate

Supervisor: Etienne Laliberté
Anne Bruneau
Start: 2020-10-01
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Evolution of leaf spectra
​Spectranomics is an emerging field which connects plant optical spectra with functional traits and phylogenies. For my postdoc at the Université de Montréal, I am studying the evolution of leaf spectra as part of the CABO project. I am investigating how leaf spectra vary within and among species occurring in a variety of ecosystems in Canada using phylogenetic comparative methods.


spectra, Spectranomics, phylogenetic comparative methods, evolution, Plant


1- A two‐tier bioinformatic pipeline to develop probes for target capture of nuclear loci with applications in Melastomataceae
Jantzen, Johanna R., Prabha Amarasinghe, Ryan A. Folk, Marcelo Reginato, Fabian A. Michelangeli, Douglas E. Soltis, Nico Cellinese, Pamela S. Soltis
2020 Applications in Plant Sciences

2- Effects of taxon sampling and tree reconstruction methods on phylodiversity metrics
Jantzen, Johanna R., William M. Whitten, Kurt M. Neubig, Lucas C. Majure, Douglas E. Soltis, Pamela S. Soltis
2019 Ecology and Evolution