Mentors and Projects

2022 REU Mentors and Projects

Here is a list of REU mentors and potential projects that are available for 2022. 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.

  • Matthew Albrecht – MBG, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development. Project: Abiotic and biotic changes in woodland understories after prescribed fire and Amur honeysuckle removal.
  • Wendy Applequist – MBG, William L. Brown Center. Project: Taxonomic studies of Casearia sect. Casearia (Salicaceae) in Madagascar.
  • Matthew Austin – Living Earth Collaborative. Project: Investigating the effects of climate change on mixed mating systems: Do changes to water availability affect outcrossing rates?
  • Patricia Barberá – MBG, Africa and Madagascar Department and Joan Garcia-Porta – MBG, Science & Conservation Division. Climatic diversification of the African genus Thecacoris.
  • Monica Carlsen – MBG, Science & Conservation Division. Project: Ex-situ conservation of plant diversity in the Missouri Botanical Garden’s public conservatories.
  • Christy Edwards – MBG, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development. Conservation genetics of the federally endangered Physaria globosa.
  • Aaron Floden – MBG, Science & Conservation Division. Project: Discovering hidden species diversity in the Eastern Trout Lilies.
  • Robbie Hart and Carolina Romero – MBG, William L. Brown Center. Project: Amazonian Ethnobotany in the Missouri Botanical Garden Collections
  • Andrew Kaul – MBG, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development. Project: Seeds of potential: investigating trends in seed mix design for restoring prairie grasslands
  • Nicole Miller-Struttmann – Webster University and Adam Smith - MBG, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development. Project: How can we design bee-friendly yards?
  • Adam Smith – MBG, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development. Project: Locating “lost” populations of threatened and endangered plant species
  • Adam Smith – MBG, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development. Project: Optimizing georeferencing for understanding vulnerability to climate change.