1st paper out in 2020
Recent global events did affect us, but work from home goes on. So, the shoutout to Meherafroze Ony, recent MS from Dr. Hadziabdic's lab, for becoming a published scientist!
In her thesis, Meher analyzed species-wide diveristy of Easter Redbud (Cercis canadensis L.), at two levels: at fine scale in the Southern Appalachia region, and across the species native range (roughly, half of lower US).
Meher is a great storyteller, as this paper exemplifies (and SPOILER so does the second SPOILER). In short, despite habitat fragmentation and loss (=differentiation), at fine-scale the species managed to retain high levels of diversity.
But, you really need to read all that yourselves!