Welcome to the Tepe lab


The Tepe lab is focused on research into plant systematics I make use of both traditional and contemporary techniques to study evolutionary relationships among species, morphological evolution, plant-insect interactions, and the diversification of plant groups in both space and time.  I am particularly interested in “giant genera” – those with over 1000 species – including Piper (Piperaceae) and Solanum (Solanaceae), which present the opportunity to work on both large and small-scale questions within the same group of plants.

Eric J. Tepe, Ph.D.

Department of Biological Sciences

614 Rieveschl Hall

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH 45221

Phone: 513 556-8190

Fax: 513 556-5299