I am a population biologist interested in phylogeography, molecular systematics, ecology and evolution. My primary focus is on applying population genetic methods to retrace the natural history of fungal populations and species, to identify the origin of invading pathogens and to elucidate the underlying population processes that impact fungal genome architecture, particularly as it relates to gene clustering, function and adaptation. On a more applied level, I am interested in understanding the genetic processes underlying mycotoxicity to develop improved biological control methods. My lab has been actively developing software tools to facilitate evolutionary and population genetic analyses, and more recently we released DeCIFR, an online biodiversity informatics toolkit to discover, evaluate, and describe new microbial taxa. For more information visit the Carbone lab and CIFR.