Plant Systematics, Conservation Biology, and Ethnobotany

2019 REU Mentors and Projects

Here is a list of REU mentors and potential projects that are available for 2019. On your application, please request three mentors and projects. Assignment of accepted students to mentors will be based upon student requests, mentor input, and any special qualifications needed for individual projects.

  • Wendy Applequist – MBG, Plant Systematics. Project: Taxonomic studies of Salicaceae in Madagascar.
  • Monica Carlsen-Krause – MBG, Plant Systematics, Araceae. Project: A revision of Anthurium section Dactylophyllium in tropical America using morphology and genomics.
  • Thomas B. Croat – MBG, Plant Systematics, Araceae. Project: Revision of Anthurium sect. Calomystrium (Araceae) for Department of Carchi, Ecuador.
  • Christine Edwards – MBG, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Population Genetics. Project: In vitro propagation of the federally endangered Polygala lewtonii.
  • Aaron Floden – MBG, Plant Systematics, Flora of Missouri. Project: Investigating allopatric populations of Clinopodium coccineum.
  • Peter Hoch – MBG, Curator/Director of Graduate Studies. Project: Variation in seed morphology in the genus Clarkia and related genera.
  • Iván Jiménez – MBG, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Biodiversity. Project: Species delimitation based on phenotypic data: how many specimens should be measured?
  • Allison Miller – St. Louis University, Population Genetics, Crop Development. Project: Building a botanical foundation for sustainable agriculture: ethnobotany, morphology, geography, and population genetics of emerging crops.
  • James S. Miller – MBG, Senior Vice President, Science and Conservation, Plant Systematics. Project: Description of new species of Malleastrum from Madagascar.
  • Matthew Albrecht with J. Leighton Reid – MBG, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Restoration Ecology. Project: Long-term effects of temperate woodland restoration on understory plant communities.