People

Current Students and Collaborators

John L. Clark

Documenting gesneriads at the Bilsa Biological Station in northwestern Ecuador.

Steve Ginzbarg

Steve is the Collections Manager for the herbarium (UNA) at the Alabama Museum of Natural History. Steve has managed the herbarium since 1995. Please see Steve’s CV to learn more about his current projects: Steve Ginzbarg

Marcela Mora

Ph.D. Candidate Fall 2007 – present Marcela is working on the phylogenetics ofParadrymonia, a large genus native to her home country of Colombia.  She has MSc degree in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico and worked on various systematics projects on Araceae before joining the University of Alabama in 2007. Please visit Marcela’s website to learn more about her projects: Please visit here to learn more about Marcela’s research

Laura Clavijo

Ph.D. Student Spring 2010 – present Laura is native to Colombia and has a background in researching plant diversity from her country. She joined the University of Alabama in 2010 and is interested in the taxonomy and systematics of the genusDrymonia. Please visit Laura’s website to learn more about her projects: https://sites.google.com/site/gesdrymonia Please visit here to learn more about Laura’s research

 

 

Reece Watson

Graduate Student

Jason Martin

Graduate Student

Jon Grammer

Undergraduate Student January 2013 to present

Previous Students

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Jonathan Anderson

Undergraduate Student January 2011 to present

Cassandra Coleman

MSc Student Fall 2010 to present Cassandra is a MSc student who recently graduated from the University of Alabama’s Department of Biological Sciences. Cassandra worked on various projects as an undergraduate student on gesneriads from Cuba and Ecuador. Her current research is focused on understanding the transitions between bee and bird pollination in the neotropical genus Gasteranthus. Please visit here to learn more about Cassandra’s research

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Zac Lovoy

Undergraduate Student Computer-Based Honors Program Zac developed an image library of specimen photographs from research expeditions. Many of these images are the only known photographs for rare flora from remote tropical rainforests. The library is accessible on our website. An additional goal of Zac’s project is to create a portable digital library that can be transferred to an iPod/iPad. Please visit the website that Zac initiated during the spring semester of 2010: Gesneriaceae Image Library

Laura Frost

Undergraduate Student January 2010 to present

Link to Laura Frost’s recent award

John-Nelson Williams

Undergraduate Student January 2011 to present

Stephanie Foley

Undergraduate Student Fall 2010 to present

Seema Kumar

Undergraduate Student Fall 2010 to present

Link to announcement on Seema’s Fulbright

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Anna Willis

Undergraduate Student
Fall 2011 to present

Elizabeth Long

Undergraduate Student
January 2011 to present

Blair Baskin

Undergraduate Student
August 2011 to present

Cherie Bryant Steakley

Volunteer & Botanist – 2007 to Present University of Alabama Museum of Natural History

Ross A. Pritchard

Ross Pritchard was from Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama’s Department of Biological Sciences in 2009. He participated on an expedition to Ecuador as an undergraduate student in 2008 and had collaborated on nearly every project in the Clark lab until he lost a courageous battle with cancer in 2011.

Attached below are links about Ross and his contributions to systematics and tropical plants:

Obituary – Birmingham News, February 21, 2011

Poster presentation at the 2009 Annual meeting of the America Society of Plant Taxonomists and the Botanical Society of America, Snowbird, Utah.

Systemtic Botany – 2011

Youtube video – 2008 Alabama in Ecuador Program 

 

 

 

Camille PerrettUndergraduate StudentFall 2009 to 2011

Sara Glenn

Undergraduate Student Fall 2009 to Spring 2010

Andrea Mabry

Undergraduate Student Spring 2008 to Spring 2009 Please see the links to articles featureing projects that Andrea worked: Combining Passions

Ben Glass

Undergraduate Student Fall 2009 to Spring 2010 Please visit Ben’s website to learn more about his projects: http://www.thenexus.ws/poster.jpg

Karen Ross

Undergraduate Student Fall 2007 to Spring 2009

Taryn “Haley” Aubrey

Undergraduate Student Fall 2008 to Spring 2009 Haley was involved with various projects in the lab during her senior year (2008). She is currently attending the optometry school at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Check out Haley’s blog from her recent trip to Ghana: http://haleyaubrey.blogspot.com/

Heather Juedes

Undergraduate Student Fall 2007 to Spring 2010

Nicole Campos

Undergraduate Student Fall 2008 to Fall 2009

Julie K. Olson

Undergraduate Student January 2010 to 2012.

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