2012 Research Expedition to Colombia

In May of 2012 we teamed up with the Universidad de Antioquia and the Jardin Botánico de Medellín to explore and document plants in the northern Andes of Colombia. Our expedition and some of our discoveries are described in the attached article that appeared in the horticultural journal Gesneriads.


Discovery of new genus featured in the UA Research Magazine

Living on the (Botanical) Edge – July 26, 2012

Plant Systematics (BSC 434/534) featured in Service Learning


The Red Book of Endemic Plants of Ecuador is now available (edition #2)


The University of Alabama Cuba Initiative

The University of Alabama Cuba Initiative

Laura Clavijo in Graduate Student Spotlight

The University of Alabama Graduate School

NSF ALSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Magazine

Article featuring Cassandra Coleman in the Alabama Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (ALSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate Activity – 2011-2012.

Cassandra Coleman & Laura Clavijo featured in Gesneriads – 2011 Awards for Research

Gesneriads, vol. 61(4): 42-43. 2011.

Alabama in Ecuador Program featured in the Crimson White

Article written by Caroline Murray in the Crimson White (University of Alabama student newspaper) about the 2011 Alabama in Ecuador Program BSC 325 – Tropical Plant Diversity

Gesneriads 61: 22-26. 2011.

The Story of Shuaria ecuadorica – the discovery of a new genus & challenges to conserve it

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