Botany Faculty

  • Cécile Ané

    Ané, Cécile

    Professor of Botany and Statistics
    341 Birge Hall
    608-262-6820
    cecile.ane@wisc.edu
    Molecular evolution, Statistical inference with phylogenetic sequence data, Computational biology
    Ané's Lab

  • David A. Baum

    Baum, David A.

    Chair of Botany, Professor of Botany
    340 Birge Hall
    608-265-5385
    dbaum@wisc.edu
    Plant phylogenetics; conceptual issues in evolution and systematics; origin of life
    Baum's Lab

  • Ken Cameron

    Cameron, Kenneth M.

    Professor of Botany & Director, WI State Herbarium (WIS)
    154 Birge Hall
    608-265-9237
    kmcameron@wisc.edu
    Systematics & Evolution of Orchidaceae, Smilacaceae, & tropical monocots; comparative morphology / anatomy, DNA barcoding, floristics, conservation
    Cameron's Lab

  • Eve Emshwiller

    Emshwiller, Eve

    Associate Professor of Botany
    321 Birge Hall
    608-890-1170
    emshwiller@wisc.edu
    Ethnobotany and systematics: domestication and evolution of crop plants; conservation of genetic diversity of crops and their wild relatives; evolution of polyploidy and of clonally-propagated crops
    Emshwiller's Lab

  • Donna E. Fernandez

    Fernandez, Donna E.

    Professor of Botany
    B215 Birge Hall
    608-262-9033
    dfernand@wisc.edu
    Plant cell and developmental biology, molecular aspects of plant reproduction
    Fernandez's Lab

  • Simon Gilroy

    Gilroy, Simon

    Professor of Botany
    B117 Birge Hall
    608-262-4009
    sgilroy@wisc.edu
    Plant cell biology; signal transduction; lipid signaling; tip growth; tropisms
    Gilroy's Lab

  • Thomas J. Givnish

    Givnish, Thomas J.

    Henry Allan Gleason Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies
    315 Birge Hall
    608-262-5718
    givnish@wisc.edu
    Plant ecology and evolution; adaptive radiation and molecular systematics; phylogeography; physiological ecology; landscape dynamics.
    Givnish's Lab

  • Linda E. Graham

    Graham, Linda E.

    Professor of Botany
    211 Birge Hall
    608-262-2640
    lkgraham@wisc.edu
    Evolutionary origin of land plants, de novo genomic sequencing and metagenomics-based microbiomes of algae and plants, freshwater periphyton ecology
    Graham's Lab

  • Sara C. Hotchkiss

    Hotchkiss, Sara C.

    Professor of Botany & Bryson Professor of Climate, People, and Environment, Center for Climatic Research
    353 Birge Hall
    608-265-6751
    shotchkiss@wisc.edu
    Studies of vegetation history, climate history, ecosystem response to climate change, disturbance and landscape dynamics, and paleoecology.
    Hotchkiss's Lab

  • Ken Keefover-Ring

    Keefover-Ring, Ken

    Assistant Professor of Botany and Geography
    B221 Birge Hall
    608-509-2265
    ken.keefoverring@wisc.edu
    Chemical ecology, Plant secondary chemical variation, Plant-animal interactions, Herbivory, Pollination, Volatile organic compounds, Allelopathy, Plant competition, Analytical chemistry, Terpenoids, Phenylpropanoids
    Keefover-Ring's Lab

  • Bret Larget

    Larget, Bret

    Professor of Botany and Statistics
    241 Birge Hall
    608-265-6799
    brlarget@wisc.edu
    Bayesian modeling of molecular evolution; develops statistical methods to analyze genetic data in order to estimate phylogenetic trees with expressions of uncertainty
    Larget's Lab

  • Hiroshi A. Maeda

    Maeda, Hiroshi A.

    Assistant Professor of Botany
    Birge B217
    608-262-5833
    maeda2@wisc.edu
    Plant biochemistry and physiology; Aromatic amino acid biosynthesis and its regulation; Plant metabolic engineering for human health and sustainable bioenergy production
    Maeda's Lab

  • Kate McCulloh portrait

    McCulloh, Kate

    Assistant Professor of Botany
    324 Birge Hall
    608-890-3042
    kmcculloh@wisc.edu
    Whole-plant ecological physiology; long distance water transport; plant responses to drought and other abiotic stresses
    McCulloh's Lab

  • Marisa S. Otegui

    Otegui, Marisa S.

    Professor of Botany
    B119 Birge Hall and 401A Bock Labs
    608-265-5703
    otegui@wisc.edu
    Cell biology; intracellular membrane traffic; cytokinesis; endosperm development
    Otegui's Lab

  • Anne Pringle

    Pringle, Anne

    Associate Professor of Botany and Bacteriology
    Birge Hall B115 / MSB 3207
    608-890-4364
    anne.pringle@wisc.edu
    cooperation, dispersal, evolution of aging, fungi, invasion biology, lichens, mutualism, mycorrhizal fungi, spores
    Pringle's Lab

  • Edgar P. Spalding

    Spalding, Edgar P.

    Professor of Botany
    B135 Birge Hall
    608-265-5294
    spalding@wisc.edu
    Transport of ions including auxin; photomorphogenesis; phenotype frameworks
    Spalding's Lab

  • Kenneth J. Sytsma

    Sytsma, Kenneth J.

    Professor of Botany
    250 Birge Hall
    608-262-4490
    kjsytsma@wisc.edu
    Molecular systematics of vascular plants (Ericales, Myrtales, Onagraceae, Bromeliaceae, and Lamiaceae); Angiosperm Tree of Life; Biogeography; Adaptive radiations on islands
    Sytsma's Lab

  • Donald M. Waller

    Waller, Donald M.

    Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies
    232 Birge Hall
    608-263-2042
    dmwaller@wisc.edu
    Plant ecology /evolution; tracking long-term ecological change; effects of deer, nitrogen deposition, habitat fragmentation, and climate change; conservation biology and genetics; metapopulation / metacommunity dynamics
    Waller's Lab

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    Wiedenhoeft, Alex

    Adjunct Asst. Professor of Botany
    B229 Birge Hall
    608 231 9384
    acwieden@wisc.edu
    botanical wood anatomy, biocentric wood science, forensic wood science

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