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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).
MATTHEW A. ALBRECHT, Ph.D., Assistant Curator, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden; Conservation Biology, Restoration and Reintroduction Ecology, Seed Ecology, Climate Change, Ex situ Conservation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PETER MOLLER JORGENSEN, Ph.D., Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden; Neotropical floristics and conservation; Passifloraceae, Olacaceae and Santalaceae; catalogue of Bolivian vascular plants.
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.
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.
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.
OLGA MARTHA MONTIEL, Vice-President, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden
DAVID A. NEILL, Ph.D., Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden; Flora of Ecuador; Fabaceae of the Neotropics; quantitative inventories of tropical forests (permanent plots).
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.
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.
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.
M. CARMEN ULLOA ULLOA, Ph.D., Associate Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden; Andean Flora (phytogeography, floristics); Neotropical Berberidaceae, Andean Melastomataceae.
HENK VAN DER WERFF, Ph.D., Curator and Assistant Director of Research, Missouri Botanical Garden; Neotropical Lauraceae; Lauraceae worldwide; Flora of the Galapagos Islands.