A central mission of our research is the exploration and description of biodiversity, especially Appalachian millipede species. Research in the lab focuses on two areas: (1) arthropod systematics and taxonomy and (2) the evolutionary ecology of aposematic coloration and mimicry. We use molecular systematics to provide an evolutionary context to address our research questions pertaining to the ecology of aposematism and coloration. Here are some new research projects in the lab, which reflect our research program’s focus in taxonomy, systematics, evolutionary ecology, and the discovery and description of biological diversity.