Welcome to the BRAIN Lab

The Biodiversity Research And INformatics (BRAIN) Lab facilitates education and research on biodiversity from the microbes in a thimbleful of soil to the distribution of plant species around the globe. We provide code, short-courses and services related to “big data” in phylogenetics, community ecology, species distribution modeling, and more. The BRAIN Lab is jointly managed by the Merriam-PowellCenter for Environmental Research and the Department of Biological Sciences.

For more information on courses and services, contact Dr. Brad Butterfield at Bradley.Butterfield-at-nau.edu