Plant Systematics, Conservation Biology, and Ethnobotany

REU Group Japanese Garden
From Left to Right: Justin Zweck, Zachary Rhodes, Susan Deans, Angela Macias, Matthew Greg, Nathan Hartley, Lauren Merchant, Josh Atteberry, Kelsey Huisman, Garrett Billings and Hannah Carpenter

Participants and Projects

Justin Zweck, St. Louis University, Co-Coordinator

Zachary Rhodes, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
Description of a New African Fern Species Belonging to Triplophyllum (Tectariaceae)
Mentor: Dr. Yatskievych

Susan Deans, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Testing for adaptation to soil in the germination of the edaphic endemic genus Leavenworthia (Brassicaceae)
Mentor: Dr. Albrecht

Angela Macias, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
The genus Anthurium in Central America: morphology, ecology, and evolution
Mentor: Dr. Carlsen

Matthew Greg, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Morphometric analysis of leaf variation in three North American grape species (Vitis acerifolia, V. riparia, and V. rupestris)
Mentor: Dr. Miller, SLU

Nathan Hartley, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
A regional subgeneric revision of Anthurium section Belolonchium for the Carchí province, Ecuador
Mentor: Dr. Croat

Lauren Merchant, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Seed Banking and Conservation in the Ozark Highlands
Mentor: Dr. Allington

Josh Atteberry, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ
Step towards a pollen atlas of Missouri plants: Shaw Nature Reserve
Mentor: Dr. Bogler

Kelsey Huisman, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
Conservation genetics of the rare species Delphinium exaltatum (Ranunculaceae) in the Appalachian Mountains and the Ozark Highlands of Missouri
Mentor: Dr. Bogler

Garrett Billings, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Shaw Nature Reserve: Preserving and documenting diversity
Mentor: Dr. Bogler

Hannah Carpenter, University of Nebraska – Omaha, NE
The effects of invasive species and habitat management on native tree recruitment
Mentor: Danelle Haake, LREC