I am an Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech. My background is in herpetology, quantitative genetic modeling, systematics and phylogenetic comparative methods.

Curriculum Vitae

Email: juyeda@vt.edu
Office: 4076 Derring Hall

I am an entomologist and evolutionary biologist whose research addresses one of the major challenges in biology - understanding the evolutionary processes that shaped the stunning diversity of organismal forms on Earth. In my research, I employ an interdisciplinary approach that involves dung beetle systematics, statistical modeling, and development of new computational tools.


I study the plant genus Hedyotis L. and its allies from the large tropical Coffee family (Rubiaceae). I am interested in studies related taxonomy, evolution of morphological traits, and phylognetics & comparative methods in plant systems.


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