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Plant Biology and Conservation MS Program Faculty

Program Director

Name
Kathleen Pigg
Professor

Pigg is a paleobotanist who studies fossil plants that are related to modern groups of conifers, ferns and woody hardwood trees. Her group studies the origin of plants of the temperate deciduous biome.

480-965-3154
LSE 744 Arizona State University

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Plant Biology and Conservation (MS)

Conservation addresses a growing need for botanists and conservation biologists in academic institutions, government...

Program Faculty

Name
Expertise
Marc Baker
Adjunct Faculty
928-636-0252
Benjamin Blonder
Assistant Professor

Blonder is an ecologist who is focusing his research on plant response to global change, past and present. He is also interested in improving science education for K-12 students through experiential approaches.

480-965-6419
School of Life Sciences - LSA 214 Arizona State University
Frank Bungartz
Herbarium Research Specialist

Arizona State University
July 2017 - present: Curator of Lichens and Digital Data

Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands
November 2004 - present: Adjunct Scientist (CDF Lichen Inventory)

480-727-5867
Natural History Collections, Room 151D 734 W Alameda Dr
Simone Caroline CAPPELLARI
Research Assistant Professor
427 Tyler Mall
Thomas Day
Professor and Senior Sustainability Scientist

Day is a plant ecologist who studies factors that control plant performance, plant litter decomposition and carbon cycling.

480-965-8165
Shannon Fehlberg
Desert Botanical Garden adjunct
Nico Franz
Professor

Franz is an insect systematist who specializes in New World weevil diversity and evolution. He curates the Hasbrouck Insect Collection and directs the Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC).

480-965-2036
Natural History Collections, Alameda Building AB 145
Ferran Garcia-Pichel
Professor

Garcia-Pichel is the dean of natural sciences for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He studies the roles, adaptations and impacts of microbes in natural environments, from desert soils to shallow marine waters.

480-727-7534
LSE 218
Roberto Gaxiola
Professor

Gaxiola studies the physiological mechanisms by which plants regulate root activity and nutrient uptake. His work may be used to engineer crops that could help secure future food supplies.

Gillian Gile
Assistant Professor

Gile is an evolutionary microbiologist who studies single-celled eukaryotes (protists) and symbiosis.

480-727-4761
Sharon Hall
Associate Professor

Hall is an ecosystem and conservation scientist who studies connections between natural habitats and people. She is the Director of the Environmental Life Sciences PhD program and an award-winning teacher in her field.

480-965-5650
LSA 320
Wendy Hodgson
Desert Botanical Garden adjunct
480-481-8108
Kevin Hultine
Desert Botanical Garden adjunct
480-481-8195
Stefanie Ickert-Bond
University of Alaska adjunct
907-474-6277
Leslie Landrum
Senior Research Scientist; Herbarium Curator

Leslie Landrum is a senior research scientist and ASU Herbarium Curator.

480-965-4679
LSC C352
Lucas Majure
Adjunct Faculty
602-551-1505
Elizabeth Makings
Research Specialist

I am a botanist with expertise in Southwestern floristics. I am particularly interested in the diversity, distribution, and evolutionary history of plants and applying this knowledge toward conservation and outreach.

ASU Herbarium 734 W. Alameda
Joseph McAuliffe
Desert Botanical Garden adjunct
Desert Botanical Garden adjunct
Kathleen Pigg
Professor

Pigg is a paleobotanist who studies fossil plants that are related to modern groups of conifers, ferns and woody hardwood trees. Her group studies the origin of plants of the temperate deciduous biome.

480-965-3154
LSE 744 Arizona State University
Helen Rowe
McDowell Desert Preserve adjunct
765-427-8833
Osvaldo Sala
Professor

Sala is the Julie A. Wrigley and Foundation Professor and the Founding Director of the Global Drylands Center at ASU.

480-965-4120
Andrew Salywon
Desert Botanical Garden adjunct
480-481-8107
LSE 229
Kelly Steele
Associate Professor

Steele is an evolutionary plant biologist with interests in molecular, chromosomal and genome size evolution.

480-727-1204
WANER 340G
Juliet Stromberg
Associate Professor

Stromberg is a plant ecologist and botanist who specializes in riparian and wetland ecosystems.

602-592-8643
LSE 717
Heather Throop
Associate Professor

Throop is an ecosystem scientist who studies how global-scale changes influence arid and semi-arid ecosystems. She is co-director of the Environmental Life Sciences PhD program.

480-727-2617
Arvind Varsani
Associate Professor

Varsani is a molecular virologist who works across ecosystems from plants to animals and from the tropics to polar regions.

480-727-2093
Martin Wojciechowski
Asc Dean & Asc Professor ACD

Martin Wojciechowski is an evolutionary biologist who studies plants, with an emphasis on the genomics, biogeography, and phylogenetics of legumes (family Leguminosae) and cacti (family Cactaceae).

480-727-7767
Office LSE 711