Former Postdocs

David Ackerly
Professor, Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley
dackerly@berkeley.edu
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William Alverson
Data/Lab Manager, Botany
University of Wisconsin–Madison
walverson@wisc.edu
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Bruce Baldwin
Professor, Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Curator of Vascular Plants, Jepson Herbarium
bbaldwin@berkeley.edu
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Belinda Chang
Assistant Professor, Cell and Systems Biology
University of Toronto
belinda.chang@utoronto.ca
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Wendy Clement
Assistant Professor, Biology
The College of New Jersey
clementw@tcnj.edu
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Deren Eaton
Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
Columbia University
de2356@columbia.edu
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I am interested in why some clades of organisms contain more species than others, and within this context, I’m particularly interested in the long recognized relationship among flowering plants where families with more specialized pollination mechanisms tend to have more species. To understand this pattern I study how flower evolution affects rates of speciation, and reciprocally, how interactions among co-occurring species, especially within highly diverse clades, affects flower evolution.

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Torsten Eriksson
Database Developer, Biodiversity Informatics
Swedish Museum of Natural History
torsten.eriksson@bergianska.se
Margaret Evans
National Museum of Natural History (Paris, France)
margaret.ekevans@gmail.com
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William Ned Friedman
Director, Arnold Arboretum
Arnold Professor, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University
ned@oeb.harvard.edu
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Katherine Gould Mathews
Associate Professor, Biology
Western Carolina University
kmathews@email.wcu.edu
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Francis Harrington
fah1@cornell.edu
David Hibbett
Professor, Biology
Clark University
dhibbett@clarku.edu
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Dianella Howarth
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
howarth@stjohns.edu
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Larry Hufford
Professor, School of Biological Sciences
Washington State University
hufford@wsu.edu
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Charlotte Jander
Harvard University
charlotte.jander@yale.edu

I am interested in the ecology and evolution of mutualisms. Among other things I study mechanisms that promote cooperation and prevent cheating in the mutualism between fig trees and their pollinating wasps.

Andrew Leslie
Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Brown University
Andrew_Leslie@brown.edu
I am interested in the relationships between form, function, and morphological evolution. My work focuses on seed plant reproductive structures and integrates data from the paleontological record, experiments in living analogues, and phylogenetic analyses in order to understand how the various functions that reproductive structures perform have driven patterns of morphological change.  In addition, my work also includes several field-based paleobotany projects focusing on fossil floras from eastern North America, New Caledonia, and Mongolia.   
 
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Jianhua Li
Associate Professor, Biology
Hope College
li@hope.edu
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Eugenia Lo
University of California, Irvine
eylo@uci.edu
Henry Loconte
Zen Gardens
HenryLoconte@ZenGardens.com
Sarah Mathews
Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Centre for Biodiversity Analysis, Australian National University
Sarah.Mathews@csiro.au
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Zack Murrell
Associate Professor, Biology
Appalachian State University
murrellze@appstate.edu
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Matt Ogburn
Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology
Southern Utah University
rmogburn@gmail.com

I’m broadly interested in the evolution of plant morphology and function, especially in climatically extreme environments. I take a whole-plant perspective, applying data from ecophysiology, morphology, and niche-modelling approaches to try to understand how evolutionary change is integrated at the level of the organism. I’m particularly interested in the question of why some plant lineages show extensive morphological and ecological lability, while others seem to stick with the tried-and-true. My current project looks at trait evolution and community assembly in high-altitude environments of the Andes mountains.

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William Piel
Assistant Professor, Biology
Yale-NUS College (Singapore)
william.piel@yale-nus.edu.sg
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Tao Sang
Professor, The State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany
Institute of Botany--Chinese Academy of Sciences
sang@ibcas.ac.cn
Lisa Schultheis
Instructor, Biological and Health Sciences Division
Foothill College
schultheislisa@foothill.edu
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David Tank
Assistant Professor, Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
University of Idaho
Director, Stillinger Herbarium
dtank@uidaho.edu
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Campbell Webb
Research Associate, Arnold Arboretum (Kalimantan, Borneo)
Harvard University
cwebb@arnarb.harvard.edu
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Paul Wilson
Professor, Biology
California State University, Northridge
paul.wilson@csun.edu
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Richard Winkworth
Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Fundamental Sciences
Massey University (New Zealand)
rwinkworth@gmail.com
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Daming Zhang
Chinese Academy of Sciences
zhangdm@ns.ibcas.ac.cn
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