Laymon Ball

She/Her/Hers


Place of Work:

Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium at Louisiana State University


Areas of Study:

Outreach, Research, Collections and Loans, Exhibits


About:

I am a 3rd year graduate student at LSU and I study pollination syndrome evolution in the context of biogeography, using the flowering plant tribe Hillieae in the Rubiaceae (aka coffee) family. Some of the methods that I am using include herbariomics, comparative phylogenetics, machine learning, and observing pollinators in the field. Additionally, I participate in and help organize outreach events at the Shirley Tucker herbarium at LSU.