My research interests are in floristics, pollination biology, conservation biology, and rarity and endemism. At the Garden I serve as Conservation Botanist and oversee the field studies program. In this capacity I work closely with Federal, State, and local agencies to assist with baseline botanical surveys, and developing conservation strategies and management guides for plant species. To find out more about the field studies program please visit the Biodiversity and Conservation page. I am also a PhD candidate in the Botany program at CGU and the Garden. My research focuses on the genus Mimulus. For more information on my student research please visit my website.
In Progress PhD Botany, Claremont Graduate University; Dissertation: Conservation, Taxonomy, and Reproductive Biology of the Mimulus palmeri clade (Phrymaceae).
May 2005 M.S. Botany, Claremont Graduate University; Thesis: A Vascular Flora of the Owens Peak Eastern Watershed, Kern County, California. Advisor: Dr. J. Travis Columbus
June 2002 B.S. Biology& Botany, California Polytechnic University at Pomona
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