I study plant evolution from a structural and developmental standpoint, and have developed methods of improving morphological characters in studies of plant evolution. I have also developed innovative methods of computer-based visual learning.
We have recently completed the first completely visual keys to a group of organisms, the Fagaceae of the Southeastern United States. Click here to go to the on-line visual key.
I have also developed free, open source visual learning software that can be downloaded here. It is easy to customize for your own course or study options.
See my research page for more information
Visiting Scholar, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley: October 2007 – 2009
Visiting Scientist, South China Botanical Garden , Chinese Academy of Sciences: 2007 – 2010
Visiting Research Scientist, Royal Botanic Gardens , Sydney , Australia : January – May 2001
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Finder Program, through Applied Research Associates (ARA), Raleigh, NC. 2014-2015
Plant Diversity (Biology 422)
Plant Systematics (Biology 451)