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.
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.