Cindi Jones

Current Position

Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut.


Research Interests

Ecological and evolutionary processes underlying variation in plant morphology and anatomy, with emphasis on the vegetative plant body; plant functional traits; leaf shape.


Teaching Interests

Plant Anatomy, Developmental Plant Morphology, General Biology


BSA Service

Esau Karling Graduate Student Research Awards Committee (1998-2000); Developmental and Structural Section Treasurer (1997-2000) and Chair (2007-2010); Esau Award Committee (1992-1995, Chair 1995 and 2004-2006, Chair 2006); BSA Committee on Committees (1999-2001); Fund raising committee for the Donald Kaplan Memorial Lecture Series (2008 - 2016). Chair, Kaplan Lecture Committee (2017-2020). Search Committee for Editor-in-Chief of AJB, 2013. BSA Council Chair (2013-2015). Associate Editor for the American Journal of Botany (2011 - present); Ethics committee member for the American Journal of Botany (2015-present).


Other Service

National Science Foundation Panel Member (several panels); Editorial Board for BioScience. Invited participant, microMORPH Summer Course for 2016 is on Plant Morphology: Linking Phenotype to Development. Invited participant, Arnold Arboretum Summer Course in Plant Anatomy: Development, Function and Evolution (2017).