Lucinda McDade

Lucinda A. McDade – Director of Research, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and Professor of Botany, Claremont Graduate University (2006-present); Executive Director at RSABG since 2012. Curator, Botany, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia (2001-2006). Associate Professor, EEB, University of Arizona (1992-2001). B.S. (Biology) Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; Ph.D. (Botany), Duke University.

Research Interests - Phylogenetic systematics and evolution of vascular plants, especially Acanthaceae; hybridization; plant reproductive biology; conservation biology; ropical biology; historical biogeography. Field experience: Central America (all countries), Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Madagascar, México, Namibia, South Africa, Venezuela, continental USA.

Honors – Botanical Society of America Merit Award (2013), Phi Beta Kappa (1975).

BSA Service: Chair of the Council (2010-2012); Member, Steering Committee, Botany for the Next Millennium Committee (1993-1995).

American Society of Plant Taxonomists Service – Associate Editor, Systematic Botany (1994-1996); Councilor (1995-1997), Honors Committee (member, 1994-1995; chair, 1995-1996), Investment Committee (1998-present), Nominations Committee (2001, 2016); President-elect (2002), President (2003-2004), Past-president (2004-2005)

National Science Foundation Service – Workshop on Future of Systematics and Biodiversity Research (NSF Funded), 2009-present; Co-leader (and co-PI on NSF grant); Workshop to Devise an Implementation Plant for NIBA (NSF-Funded), Fall 2012; Co-leader, member of writing team. Panel member (multiple); Committtee of Visitors Service (twice); Site visit committees (twice); workshops on multiple topics and programs.

Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation Service: Councilor (1991-1992), President (1995), Chair of Nominating Committee (1996,1997), Associate Editor for Biotropica (2001-2004); Chair of ad hoc committee to recruit a new editor for Biotropica (2002-2003)

Society of Herbarium Curators Service: Executive Board (2015-present), Nominating Committee (2016)

Graduate & Undergraduate Student Education: Mentor to 8 Doctoral students with completed degrees.