2013 Mentors and Projects
Plant Systematics, Conservation Biology, and Ethnobotany

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Dr. Allison Miller

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Dr. Allison Miller
Project: Identifying morphological traits associated with drought tolerance in grape: morphometric analysis of three North American grape species (Vitis acerifolia, V. riparia, and V. rupestris). Allison Miller integrates evolutionary and population genetics, genomics, field-, orchard-, and herbarium-collected morphological and phenological data, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases. The long-term goals of my research program are to addr...
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John F. Kamanula

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John F. Kamanula
Project: Chemical composition and insecticidal properties of some plants used by small-scale farmers in Malawi for the control of field and storage insect pests. John Kamanula is an analytical plant chemist at Mzuzu University with broad interests in natural products, particularly from pesticidal and medicinal plants. He currently is a senior lecturer in chemistry and has managed a number of researched projects related to the proposed research project. He is familiar with extrac...
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Drs. Peter M. Jørgensen and John M. MacDougal
Project: Monograph of Passiflora subgenus Decaloba. A new monograph of Passiflora subgenus Decaloba is under development at Missouri Botanical Garden. The genus was last monographed by Killip in1938, but this work did not include the species of the old world. A revision was produced by de Wilde in 1972, but the two have never been put together in a single treatment and both works are now outdated. The new monograph will include 225–240 species. We have obtaine...
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