American Journal of Botany Editorial Board

American Journal of Botany Associate Editors
[Updated 28 February 2018]

Pamela Diggle, Editor-in-Chief
University of Connecticut

Evolution of morphological diversity among plants with particular emphasis on understanding how features of development shape the dynamics of evolutionary change





Gregory J. Anderson, University of Connecticut

Plant reproductive biology, especially the evolution of dioecy and island reproductive systems
Solanaceae biosystematics and evolution
Mary L. Berbee, University of British Columbia

Molecular phylogenetics and evolution of sexual and asexual fungi
Molecular identification of ericoid mycorrhizal fungi in their natural
Craig Brodersen, Yale University

Physiological plant ecology
Xylem structure and function
3D organization of xylem
Embolism repair in xylem
Leaf optics
Plant hydraulics
Gas exchange
In vivo imaging
David E. Carr, University of Virginia

The effects of inbreeding on ecological interactions between
      plants and their natural enemies and mutualists
Ecology and ecological genetics of invasive plants
Russell L. Chapman, Louisiana State University

Algal ultrastructure
Molecular evolution
N. Rubén Cúneo (Rubén), Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (MEF), Argentina

Southern hemisphere paleobotany:
Paleozoic through Cenozoic
Rebecca E. Drenovsky, John Carroll University

Soil-plant interactions
Mineral nutrition
Invasion biology
Stress physiology
Aridland plants
Erika J. Edwards, Yale University

Evolution of plant diversity
C4 and CAM evolutionary trajectories
John Freudenstein, Ohio State University

Angiosperm systematics, in particular patterns of morphological and molecular evolution and their relationship to biodiversity
Jannice Friedman, Syracuse University

Ecological genetics
Evolutionary genetics
Quantitative genetics
Life history
Mating system
Pollination biology
Reproductive biology
R. Geeta (Geeta), University of Delhi

Phylogenetics (using morphological and molecular data)
Evolution and development
Monocotyledons and sister taxa
Developmental and evolutionary patterns of variation in characters
      at different levels of organization
Carol Goodwillie, East Carolina University

Evolution, population biology, reproductive biology
Breeding systems
Mating system evolution
Pollination biology
Kay Hodgins, Monash University

Genetics of local adaptation to climate and its potential applied
      importance for restoration/reforestation
Plant evolution in human-altered environments
Genetic basis of rapid evolutionary change
Crop evolution
Evolution of plant sexual systems
William A. Hoffmann (Bill), North Carolina State University

Tropical ecology
Global change
Heidrun Huber (Heidi), Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Evolutionary ecology:
      - Consequences of genetic and phenotypic variation in functional
      plant traits
      - Plant stress responses (emphasize on shade and flooding
      induced plasticity)
      - Ecology of clonal plants
Erin Irish, University of Iowa

Plant developmental genetics
Christopher T. Ivey (Chris), California State University, Chico

Evolutionary ecology
Mating system evolution
Reproductive ecology
Plant-insect interactions
Cynthia S. Jones (Cindi), University of Connecticut

Ecological and evolutionary sources of morphological diversity
      in plants
How shoots evolve within the context of whole plant growth
      and how leaf, branch and main axis evolution
      are influenced by a plant's evolutionary history and
      ecological context
Stephen R. Keller (Steve), University of Vermont

Ecological and population genomics, landscape genetics, molecular
      ecology and evolution, plant population biology,
      forest responses to climate change, biological
      invasions, and applied conservation genetics
Paul Kenrick, The Natural History Museum, United Kingdom

Paleobotany systematics
Susan Kephart, Willamette University

Intersection of plant systematics, evolution, and ecology in
      theory and practice, i.e., speciation and species boundaries
Hybridization and hybrid zones
Breeding systems and pollination
John Z. Kiss, University of North Carolina–Greensboro

Plant physiology
Space biology
Deborah Kohn (Deb), University of Toronto

Conservation ecology
Ecological significance of genetic variability
Viability of small populations
Adaptive and experimental management
Jennifer Lau (Jen), Michigan State University

Evolutionary ecology, population and evolutionary genetics, how
      environmental changes impact population
      dynamics, species interactions, and the evolution
      of plant populations
Donald H. Les (Don), University of Connecticut

Systematics and evolution of aquatic angiosperms

Louise A. Lewis, University of Connecticut

Systematics of green algae
Diversity and photophysiology of green algae from arid habitats
Evolutionary relationships of symbiotic green algae
Aaron Liston, Oregon State University

Plant molecular phylogenetics applied to questions of biogeography,
      character evolution, and classification
Plant comparative genomics
Cate Macinnis-Ng, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Climate-vegetation interactions change as the climate changes. I am a plant ecophysiologist and ecohydrologist specialising in water and carbon fluxes of trees and other vegetation
Georgiana May, University of Minnesota-St. Paul

Evolution of host/microbe interactions and adaptation to climate change
Microbial ecology
Evolution of pathogen virulence and plant resistance to pathogens
Bruce McCune, Oregon State University

Tools for analysis of ecological communities and habitats (how species abundance as a response variable differs from the ideal)
Ecology of temperate forest epiphytes
Stuart McDaniel, University of Florida

Genetic mapping
QTL mapping
Transmission genetics
Local adaptation
Reproductive isolation
Plant sex chromosomes, sexual dimorphism, and the evolution of dioecy
Description: icture Mark Ooi, University of New South Wales, Australia

Seed ecology (dormancy and germination)
Fire ecology
Plant population dynamics
Jeffrey M. Osborn, The College of New Jersey

Pollen development and evolution (character evolution, phylogenetic
      implications, structure-function relationships)
Pollination biology of seed plants (mechanics and evolution)
Structure and development of reproductive organs (correlations
      with pollen and spore structure, development, and function)
Origins and diversification of angiosperms
Jarmila Pittermann, University of California, Santa Cruz

Evolutionary ecology
Adaptive significance of species’ functional traits
Plant water relations
Simon Poppinga, University of Freiburg, Germany

Functional morphology
Plant movements
Functional principles of carnivorous plant traps
Plant-animal interactions
Functional plant surfaces
Daniel Potter (Dan), University of California, Davis

Plant systematics
Taxonomy, evolution, and phylogenetic relationships of fruit
     crops and their wild relatives
Molecular approaches to phylogeny reconstruction
R. Brandon Pratt (Brandon), California State University, Bakersfield

Plant physiological ecology
Plant adaptations to water stress and woody plant hydraulics
Photoprotection by anthocyanin under extreme water stress
Life history and drought tolerance among chaparral species
Mechanisms for tolerating freeze-thaw stress of evergreen species
Ecophysiology of alien invasive species
Xylem physiology
Gar W. Rothwell, Ohio University

Plant development
Plant evolution
Plant phylogeny
Scott D. Russell, University of Oklahoma

Molecular embryology
Sexual reproduction
Double fertilization
Light, fluorescence, and electron microscopy
Andrew Schnabel (Andy), Indiana University South Bend

Population genetics
Population biology
Plant evolution
Dylan Schwilk, Texas Tech University

Plant functional traits and fire ecology (flammability traits, fire
      and trait evolution etc)
Physiological ecology (especially water relations), comparative
      methods, and, more recently, climate change
Emily B. Sessa, University of Florida, Gainesville

Ferns, lycophytes
Plant systematics
Reticulate evolution
Physiological ecology
Mark P. Simmons, Colorado State University

Systematics of the Celastraceae
Conceptual aspects of phylogenetics (maximizing phylogenetic
      signal while minimizing bias)
Nina Sletvold, Uppsala University, Sweden

Evolutionary and/or ecological aspects of plant reproductive biology
      (population level - evolutionary ecology)
Natural selection, adaptive differentiation, plant-animal interactions,
      demography and population dynamics, life history evolution,
      mating system evolution
Dougles E. Soltis, University of Florida, Gainesville

Green plant phylogeny and evolution
Floral evolution
Plant genomics
David M. Spooner, USDA, ARS; University of Wisconsin

The species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships of wild
      and cultivated potatoes (Solanum sect. Petota), tomatoes
      (Solanum sect. Lycopersicon), and carrots (Daucus), using
      comparative morphology and DNA marker and DNA
      sequence analysis. He also collects wild germplasm of these
      species for the US germplasm system
Kristina Stinson, University of Massachusetts

Plant-fungal interactions
Biological invasion
Global change
Resource allocation
Plant chemistry
Qiang Sun, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

Xylem structure and function, bark anatomy
Ultrastructure, ecological, physiological and pathological
     anatomy of plants
Host plant-pathogen interactions and photomorphogenesis
Bruce H. Tiffney, University of California, Santa Barbara

The fossil record of angiosperms, particularly as evidenced
      through their fruits and seeds
Evolution of the flora of the Northern Hemisphere as interpreted
      from the fossil record
Evolution of dispersal as evidenced in the fossil record
Vertebrate-plant interactions and associations as evidenced in
      the fossil record
Patterns of diversification of land plants
Origin of land plants and associated adaptations
Stephen G. Weller (Steve), University of California, Irvine

Plant population biology and evolutionary genetics of plant
      reproductive systems
Silke Werth, University of Graz, Austria

Population and ecological genetics (taxonomic groups:
      fungi, algae, bryophytes), gene flow, spatial
      genetic structure, phylogeography, community
      ecology, experimental population / community ecology
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Flowering plant reproductive evolution
Mate selection, involving male and female gametophytes and
      sporophytes, zygotes and endosperms
Cryptic interactions influencing mating systems and/or the
      strength of reproductive barriers, and hence, the degree of
      inbreeding or outbreeding present in natural populations
Ann Willyard, Hendrix College

Understanding how inter-specific gene flow has affected closely
      related plant lineages over evolutionary time
Using molecular information to detect cryptic examples of
      species that arose via diploid hybrid speciation or whose
      adaptation to novel environments may have been facilitated
      by inter-specific hybridization
Andrea Wolfe (Andi), Ohio State University

Plant systematics and molecular evolution
Parasitic plants of Orobanchaceae
Systematics of Penstemon
Systematics of Hyobanche
Dynamics of evolution
Speciation mechanisms, hybridization, conservation genetics,
      phylogenetics, and molecular evolution
Sarah E. Wyatt, Ohio University

Plant growth and development with an emphasis on the use
      of molecular, genetic and genomics tools to study plant
      responses to environmental stimuli
Identifying genes involved in the mixed breeding system in
      Viola and studying evolution using physiological/molecular
      fingerprints in extinct and extant plants
Hormone work, signaling, regulatory, physiology, and molecular
Beata Zagorska-Marek, Wroclaw University, Poland

Phyllotaxis (phyllotactic ontogenetic transitions in computer
      simulations, new plant model systems for phyllotaxis
Mechanisms of plant morphogenesis
Periodic paterns in plant development
Biology of magnolias
Cell-to-cell communication in cambium
Origins of figured wood
Molecular genetics of flower development
Plant stem cells and maintenance of their genetic identity



At-Large Director - Publications



Description: Sean Graham, At-Large Director - Publications Sean Graham, University of British Columbia

Systematics and evolution of vascular plants, focusing on using
      DNA sequence data to infer relationships at deep and recent
      levels of seed plant, angiosperm and monocot phylogenetic



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Sophia Balcomb
AJB Assistant/Content Editor

Patterns of seed dispersal, plant-animal interactions
Tropical ecology and conservation
Community-level studies of pollination
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Richard Hund, AJB Production Editor




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