Michael Donoghue's picture Michael Donoghue
Sterling Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, FASEEB EEB

I’m interested in using knowledge of plant phylogeny to understand morphological character evolution, diversification, and historical biogeography. Several current projects are focused on elucidating the evolution of Viburnum and its movements among continents and forest communities. 

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Current Graduate Students
Mansa Srivastav's picture Mansa Srivastav

I am interested in alpine plant movements, specifically how their movements differ according to their microhabitat requirements during glacial and interglacial cycles and how that leads to speciation. I am looking at these questions in the Himalayan region. I am also interested in the biogeography and assemblage of Himalayan alpine flora.

Current Lab Associates
Patrick Sweeney's picture Patrick Sweeney
Collections Manager, Yale University Herbarium, Peabody Museum of Natural History

In addition to managing the Peabody’s botanical collections, my interests include flowering plant systematics and evolution, North American floristics, and biodiversity informatics. My more recent taxonomic and systematic research focuses on Viburnum (Adoxaceae) and the mangosteens (the genus Garcinia, Clusiaceae). I am also interested in the North American flora and have conducted survey and inventory work in the eastern and central United States. Additionally, I am heavily involved in several herbarium digitization projects, including the New England Vascular Plants, Lichen/Bryophyte, and the Pteridophyte Collections Consortium TCNs, among others.

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Current Postdocs
Carlos Alonso Maya-Lastra
Former Graduate Students
Laurie Abbott's picture Laurie Abbott
Emeritus Associate Professor, Animal and Range Sciences
New Mexico State University
Jeremy Beaulieu's picture Jeremy Beaulieu
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
University of Arkansas
Charles Bell's picture Charles Bell
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

University of New Orleans
Sara Carlson's picture Sara Carlson
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and the Environment (E3)-- Forestry and Biodiversity Office
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Charles Davis's picture Charles Davis
Professor, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Curator of Vascular Plants, Harvard University Herbaria
Harvard University
Director, Harvard University Herbaria
James Dice's picture James Dice
Reserve Manager, Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center
University of California, Irvine
Erika Edwards's picture Erika Edwards
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Yale University
Sarah Federman's picture Sarah Federman
Diane Ferguson's picture Diane Ferguson
Associate Director, Herbarium
Louisiana State University
Elisabeth Forrestel's picture Elisabeth Forrestel
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Viticulture & Enology
University of California, Davis
R Geeta's picture R Geeta
Professor, Botany
University of Delhi
Associate Professor Emeritus, Ecology and Evolution
SUNY, Stony Brook
Anne Greenberg's picture Anne Greenberg
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
University of Michigan
Sang-Tae Kim's picture Sang-Tae Kim
Research Fellow, Center for Genome Engineering
Institute for Basic Science
Carlo Maley's picture Carlo Maley
Associate Professor, Biodesign Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics
Arizona State University
James Malusa's picture James Malusa
Research Scientist, School of Natural Resources and Environment
University of Arizona
Brian Moore's picture Brian Moore
Associate Professor, Evolution and Ecology
University of California, Davis
Rachel Novick's picture Rachel Novick
Director of the Minor in Sustainability, Biological Sciences
University of Notre Dame
Brian Park's picture Brian Park
Post-doc, Plant Biology
University of Georgia
J Mark Porter's picture J Mark Porter
Associate Professor, Botany
Claremont Graduate University
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Richard Ree's picture Richard Ree
Associate Curator of Flowering Plants, The Field Museum
Faculty Associate, Committee on Evolutionary Biology
University of Chicago
Michael Sanderson's picture Michael Sanderson
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Arizona
Miranda Sinnott-Armstrong's picture Miranda Sinnott-Armstrong
Postdoctoral Researcher, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Stephen Smith's picture Stephen Smith
Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Elizabeth Spriggs's picture Elizabeth Spriggs
Putnam Fellow, Arnold Arboretum
Harvard University
George Weiblen's picture George Weiblen
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Plant and Microbial Biology
Interim Scientific Director, Bell Museum of Natural History
University of Minnesota
Former Lab Associates
Nico Cellinese's picture Nico Cellinese
Assistant Curator, Herbarium & Informatics
Florida Museum of Natural History
Former Postdocs
David Ackerly's picture David Ackerly
Professor, Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley
William Alverson's picture William Alverson
Data/Lab Manager, Botany
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Bruce Baldwin's picture Bruce Baldwin
Professor, Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Curator of Vascular Plants, Jepson Herbarium
Anthony Baniaga's picture Anthony Baniaga
Herbarium Curator, Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden
University of California, Los Angeles

I am interested in the creative role of hybridization and polyploidy towards the generation and maintenance of plant diversity. My postdoc project was to work on understanding the evolutionary history of the Viburnum dentatum species complex in eastern North America, and how polyploidy has led to anatomical and physiological diversity in the group. I also maintain active research interests in Selaginella systematics, desiccation tolerance, genome size evolution, and conservation biology.

Belinda Chang's picture Belinda Chang
Assistant Professor, Cell and Systems Biology
University of Toronto
Wendy Clement's picture Wendy Clement
Assistant Professor, Biology
The College of New Jersey
Deren Eaton's picture Deren Eaton
Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
Columbia University

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.

Torsten Eriksson's picture Torsten Eriksson
Database Developer, Biodiversity Informatics
Swedish Museum of Natural History
Margaret Evans's picture Margaret Evans
National Museum of Natural History (Paris, France)
William Ned Friedman's picture William Ned Friedman
Director, Arnold Arboretum
Arnold Professor, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University
Katherine Gould Mathews's picture Katherine Gould Mathews
Associate Professor, Biology
Western Carolina University
Francis Harrington's picture Francis Harrington
David Hibbett's picture David Hibbett
Professor, Biology
Clark University
Dianella Howarth's picture Dianella Howarth
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Larry Hufford's picture Larry Hufford
Professor, School of Biological Sciences
Washington State University
Charlotte Jander's picture Charlotte Jander
Harvard University

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.

Michael Landis's picture Michael Landis
Assistant Professor, Biology
Washington University
Andrew Leslie's picture Andrew Leslie
Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences
Stanford University
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.
Jianhua Li's picture Jianhua Li
Associate Professor, Biology
Hope College
Eugenia Lo's picture Eugenia Lo
University of California, Irvine
Henry Loconte's picture Henry Loconte
Zen Gardens
Sarah Mathews's picture Sarah Mathews
Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Centre for Biodiversity Analysis, Australian National University
Zack Murrell's picture Zack Murrell
Associate Professor, Biology
Appalachian State University
Matt Ogburn's picture Matt Ogburn
Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology
Southern Utah University

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.

William Piel's picture William Piel
Assistant Professor, Biology
Yale-NUS College (Singapore)
Tao Sang's picture Tao Sang
Professor, The State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany
Institute of Botany--Chinese Academy of Sciences
Lisa Schultheis's picture Lisa Schultheis
Instructor, Biological and Health Sciences Division
Foothill College
David Tank's picture David Tank
Assistant Professor, Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
University of Idaho
Director, Stillinger Herbarium
Campbell Webb's picture Campbell Webb
Research Associate, Arnold Arboretum (Kalimantan, Borneo)
Harvard University
Paul Wilson's picture Paul Wilson
Professor, Biology
California State University, Northridge
Richard Winkworth's picture Richard Winkworth
Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Fundamental Sciences
Massey University (New Zealand)
Daming Zhang's picture Daming Zhang
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Visiting Researchers
Christopher Campbell's picture Christopher Campbell
Professor, Plant Systematics
University of Maine
Philip Cantino's picture Philip Cantino
Professor Emeritus, Environmental and Plant Biology
Ohio University
James Doyle's picture James Doyle
Professor, Evolution and Ecology
University of California, Davis
Christian Körner's picture Christian Körner
Professor Emeritus, Institute of Botany
University of Basel (Switzerland)
Lúcia Lohmann's picture Lúcia Lohmann
Professor, Botany
University of São Paulo (Brazil)
Gregory Mueller's picture Gregory Mueller
Vice President, Science and Academic Programs
Chicago Botanic Garden
Allison Snow's picture Allison Snow
Professor, Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
Ohio State University