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Alexander G. Linan, Ph.D.
Alexander G. Linan, Ph.D.

Assistant Scientist
Africa and Madagascar


Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2019
B.S., Missouri State University, 2014
Conservation genetics Species limits Hybridization Molecular systematics
Available upon request
Alexander Linan, Porter Lowry II, Allison Miller, George Schatz, Jean Claude Sevathian, Christine Edwards. 2022. Interspecific hybridization and island colonization history, not rarity, most strongly affect the genetic diversity in a clade of Mascarene-endemic trees. Journal of Heredity. Alexander G. Linan, Jonathan A. Myers, Christine E. Edwards, Amy E. Zanne, Stephen A. Smith, Gabriel Arellano, Leslie Cayola, William Farfan-Ríos, Alfredo F. Fuentes, Karina Garcia-Cabrera, Sebastián Gonzales-Caro, M. Isabel Loza, Manuel J. Macía, Yadvinder Malhi, Beatriz Nieto-Ariza, Norma Salinas Revilla, Miles Silman, and J. Sebastián Tello. 2021. The evolutionary assembly of plant communities along environmental gradients: recent diversification or sorting of pre-adapted clades?. New Phytologist. Serena Acha, John MacDougal, Alexander Linan, Christine Edwards. 2021. The evolutionary history of vines in a neotropical biodiversity hotspot: phylogenomics and biogeography of a large passion flower clade (Passiflora section Decaloba). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Alexander Linan, Porter Lowry II, George Schatz. 2021. Taxonomic studies of Diospyros L. (Ebenaceae) from the Malagasy region. VII. Revision of Diospyros section Forbesia F. White in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Christine E. Edwards, Brooke C. Tessier, Joel F. Swift, Burgund Bassüner, Alexander G. Linan, Matthew A. Albrecht, & George A. Yatskievych. 2021. Conservation genetics of the federally threatened plant species Physaria filiformis (Missouri bladderpod) reveals strong genetic structure and a possible cryptic species. PLOS ONE. Alexander Linan, Porter Lowry II, Allison Miller, George Schatz, Jean-Claude Sevathian, Christine Edwards. 2020. RAD-seq reveals patterns of diversification, hybridization, and the accumulation of reproductive isolation in a clade of partially sympatric, tropical island trees. Molecular Ecology. Alexander Linan, George Schatz, Porter Lowry II, Allison Miller, Christine Edwards. 2019. Ebony and the Mascarenes: the evolutionary relationships and biogeography of Diospyros L. (Ebenaceae) in the western Indian Ocean. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. Sara Woodman, John Short, Hyoeum McDermott, Alexander Linan, Katelyn Bartlett, Shiva Kumar Goud Gadila, Katie Schmelzle, Adam Wanekaya, Kyoungtae Kim. 2016. "Carbon Nanomaterials Alter Global Gene Expression Profiles". Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.