Professor, Faculty of Science - Biological Sciences
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B-608, B-609 Bio Science - Botany Wing
11355 - Saskatchewan DriveEdmonton ABT6G 2E9
Associate Dean, Undergraduate, Faculty of Science - Deans Office
Phylogenetic analysis and systematics of Capparaceae, Cleomaceae, Brassicaceae, and Brassicales. Molecular systematics; evolution of floral form. Developmental evolutionary biology. Evolution of fruit morphology, specifically Brassicaceae. Field and herbarium studies of tropical plants,specifically Capparaceae. Field studies of Old World Capparaceae.
BOT 321 - Plant Diversity and Evolution
Approaches to the classification and evolution of seed plants with emphasis on flowering plants. The diversity and relationships of seed plants are examined from a phylogenetic perspective. Topics include practical and theoretical aspects of species description, nomenclature and phylogeny interpretation, with a focus on the characteristics and significance of the major plant families in Alberta and from around the world. Prerequisite: BIOL 108 or SCI 100. BOT 205 recommended.