Department of Biology Faculty at University of Missouri-St. Louis


 


IHSAN Al-SHEHBAZ, Ph.D., Curator and Head of the Department of Asian Botany, Missouri Botanical Garden; Systematics and phylogeny of the mustard family Brassicaceae (Cruciferae).
E-mail: ihsan.al-shehbaz@mobot.org


MATTHEW A. ALBRECHT, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden; Conservation Biology, Restoration and Reintroduction Ecology, Seed Ecology, Climate Change, Ex situ Conservation.
E-mail: matthew.albrecht@mobot.org


CHERYL S. ASA, Ph.D., Director of Research, Saint Louis Zoo; Comparative reproductive biology.
E-mail: asa@slu.edu


JEFFREY BONNER, Ph.D., President and CEO, Saint Louis Zoo.
E-mail: bonner@stlzoo.org


GODFREY R. BOURNE, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biology, UM-St. Louis; Animal behavior, tropical field ecology.
E-mail: bourne@jinx.umsl.edu


STANTON BRAUDE, Ph.D., Lecturer in Biology, Washington University; Evolution of social behavior in naked mole-rats in Kenya, conservation genetics of endangered African rhinoceros populations, steroid mediated immunoredistribution and enhanced wound healing, evolution of domestic dogs.
E-mail: braude@biology2.wustl.edu


RAINER BUSSMANN, Ph.D., Head and William L. Brown Curator of Economic Botany, William. L. Brown Center, Missouri Botanical Garden; Ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology; medicinal plants, neglected crops, wild crop relatives and traditional crop varieties; seed and germination ecology.
E-mail: rainer.bussmann@mobot.org


DAVID B. CLARK, Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Professor and Research Associate Professor, Biology, UM-St. Louis; Tropical forest ecology, forest carbon cycling, high-spatial-resolution remote sensing, tropical tree demography, global change biology, biodiversity monitoring, long-term ecological studies.
E-mail: dbclark50@yahoo.com


DEBORAH A. CLARK, Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Professor and Research Associate Professor, Biology, UM-St. Louis; Tropical forest ecology, tree life history patterns, plant demography, landscape ecology, edaphic and climatic controls of tropical forest productivity, carbon cycling at ecosystem and global scales.
E-mail: deborahanneclark@gmail.com


THOMAS B. CROAT, Ph.D., P.A. Schulze Curator of Botany, Missouri Botanical Garden; Systematics and ecology of Neotropical Araceae.
E-mail: thomas.croat@mobot.org


MARSHALL R. CROSBY, Ph.D., Senior Botanist, Missouri Botanical Garden; Systematics of tropical and temperate mosses.
E-mail: marshall.crosby@mobot.org


SHARON DEEM, DVM, Ph.D., Veterinary Epidemiologist, Saint Louis Zoo.
E-mail: deem@stlzoo.org


CHRISTINE E. EDWARDS, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden; Conservation genetics of rare plants; quantitative genetics of functional plant traits.                                                                                                   
E-mail: christine.edwards@mobot.org


ROY E. GEREAU, Assistant Curator, Africa and Madagascar Department, Director of Tanzania Botanical Research and Conservation Programme, Missouri Botanical Garden; Floristics and phytogeography of eastern Africa, systematics of Ancistrocladaceae; taxonomy and systematics of African Sapindaceae, systematics of Sapindales and clarification of family circumscriptions.
E-mail: roy.gereau@mobot.org


PETER GOLDBLATT, B.A. Ph.D., Senior Curator and B. A. Krukoff Curator of African Botany, Missouri Botanical Garden; Systematics and ecology of Iridaceae; Cape flora.
E-mail: peter.goldblatt@mobot.org


MICHAEL H. GRAYUM, Ph.D., Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden; Systematics of Araceae; Flora of Costa Rica.
E-mail: michael.grayum@mobot.org


PETER C. HOCH, Ph.D., Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden; Systematics and evolution of Onagraceae.
E-mail: peter.hoch@mobot.org


IVAN JIMENEZ, Ph.D., Assistant Curator, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden; GIS mapping, abundance and distribution of organisms at spatial scales from the small extents on which foraging theory focuses to the broad geographic extents characteristic of macroecology.
E-mail: ivan.jimenez@mobot.org


PETER MOLLER JORGENSEN, Ph.D., Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden; Neotropical floristics and conservation; Passifloraceae, Olacaceae and Santalaceae; catalogue of Bolivian vascular plants.
E-mail: peter.jorgensen@mobot.org


ELIZABETH A. KELLOGG, Ph.D., Danforth Plant Science Center and the Missouri Botanical Garden; Evolution of plant development; systematics of the grass family; evolution of genes and genomes.
E-mail: ekellogg@danforthcenter.org


QUINN LONG, Ph.D., Conservation biologist, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden; Ethnobotany and plant conservation biology.                                                                                                                                                   
E-mail: quinn.long@mobot.org


PORTER P. LOWRY, Ph.D., Curator and Head of the Africa and Madagascar Department, Missouri Botanical Garden; Systematics of Araliaceae; flora and vegetation of Madagascar; flora and vegetation of New Caledonia.
E-mail: Pete.Lowry@mobot.org


ROBERT MAGILL, Ph.D., Curator and Vice-President of Research, Missouri Botanical Garden; Bryophyte systematics, evolution and biogeography, with an emphasis on mosses of Africa.
E-mail: bob.magill@mobot.org


ROBERT J. MARQUIS, Ph.D., Professor, Biology, UM-St. Louis; Evolutionary ecology, plant-herbivore interactions, tropical ecology.
E-mail: robert_marquis@umsl.edu


ERIC MILLER, DVM, Senior Vice-President for Zoological Operations, Director of WildCare Institute, Saint Louis Zoo.
E-mail: REMiller@stlzoo.org


JAMES MILLER, Ph.D., Senior Vice-President, Science and Conservation, Missouri Botanical Garden; Enthobotany and economic botany, particularly of Africa, Boraginales.
E-mail: james.miller@mobot.org


OLGA MARTHA MONTIEL, Vice-President, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden; Plant conservation and capacity building.
E-mail: olgamartha.montiel@mobot.org


DAVID A. NEILL, Ph.D., Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden; Flora of Ecuador; Fabaceae of the Neotropics; quantitative inventories of tropical forests (permanent plots).
E-mail: david.neill@mobot.org


PATRICIA G. PARKER, Ph.D., E. Desmond Lee Professor of Zoological Studies, Biology, UM-St. Louis and Saint Louis Zoo; Ecology and evolution of social behavior, application of principles of population biology and behavioral ecology to wildlife conservation.
E-mail: pparker@umsl.edu


PETER H. RAVEN, Ph.D., Emeritus President, Missouri Botanical Garden; Systematics and evolution of Onagraceae, conservation, sustainable development, plant geography.
E-mail: peter.raven@mobot.org


J. LEIGHTON REID, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden; restoration ecology, tropical plant ecology.                                                                                                               
E-mail: leighton.reid@mobot.org


ROBERT E. RICKLEFS, Ph.D., Curators Professor, Biology, UM-St. Louis; Evolutionary ecology; avian life-histories; avian demography, including aging; avian malaria; host-parasite interaction; island biogeography; phylogenetics; community ecology; historical ecology.
E-mail: ricklefs@umsl.edu


DAVID B. ROBERTSON, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, UM-St. Louis; American national politics and policy, political history, political economy, labor, and environmental policy.
E-mail: daverobertson@umsl.edu


JAN SALICK, Ph.D., Senior Curator, William L. Brown Center, Missouri Botanical Garden; Climate change ecology and ethnobotany. 
E-mail:  jan.salick@mbot.org


GEORGE E. SCHATZ, Ph.D., Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden; Systematics of Annonaceae; flora and vegetation of Madagascar; plant conservation assessment.
E-mail: george.schatz@mobot.org


ADAM SMITH, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist in Global Change, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden; modeling global climate change, limits on species range.                                                                                           
E-mail: adam@earthskysea.org


PETER F. STEVENS, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Biology, UM-St. Louis; Systematics of flowering plants, especially those in the Old World Tropics.
E-mail: peter.stevens@mobot.org


ZULEYMA TANG-MARTINEZ, Ph.D., Professor, Biology, UM-St. Louis. Chemical communication and social behavior of mammals.
E-mail: zuleyma@umsl.edu


CHARLOTTE M. TAYLOR, Ph.D., Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden; Floristics of Neotropical Rubiaceae.
E-mail: charlotte.taylor@mobot.org


J. SEBASTIAN TELLO, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden; Biodiversity, macroecology, metacommunities, spatial ecology, null models, computer simulation models. 
E-mail:  sebastian.tello@mobot.org

M. CARMEN ULLOA ULLOA, Ph.D., Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden; Andean Flora (phytogeography, floristics); Neotropical Berberidaceae, Andean Melastomataceae.
E-mail: carmen.ulloa@mobot.org


HENK VAN DER WERFF, Ph.D., Curator and Assistant Director of Research, Missouri Botanical Garden; Neotropical Lauraceae; Lauraceae worldwide; Flora of the Galapagos Islands.
E-mail: henk.vanderwerff@mobot.org


PETER WYSE JACKSON, Ph.D., President, Missouri Botanical Garden; Plant conservation, botanic gardens and endangered island flora conservation.
E-mail: peter.wysejackson@mobot.org


JAMES L. ZARUCCHI, Ph.D., Associate Curator and Editor of the Flora of China Checklist, Missouri Botanical Garden; Systematics of Fabaceae and Apocynaceae.
E-mail: james.zarucchi@mobot.org