People

Director - Austin Mast

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Research: Evolution, systematics, biogeography, biodiversity informatics.

Personal Web Page


Curator - Christopher Buddenhagen

Graduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.





Research Associates

Loran Anderson

Professor Emeritus, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Research: Taxonomy and anatomy of Asteraceae, especially Chrysothamnus and Haplopappus; the flora of northern Florida.


Kathy Burks

Botanist, Florida Natural Areas Inventory, Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center, Institute for Science and Public Affairs, Florida State University. **Kathy Burks died on June 8, 2006 after a brief battle with cancer. She was a tremendous asset to the botanical community and a good friend. She will be missed.**

Research: Invasive plant management; floristics of aquatic, wetland, invasive exotic, and rare plants of Florida and the southeastern US; taxonomy and biogeography of Najadaceae and Haloragaceae.


Danielle Feller

Research Associate, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida State University.

Research: Conservation of rare plants native to the Florida panhandle; phylogeography.


Robert Kral

Professor Emeritus, Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University.

Research: Flora of Alabama, central Tennessee, and southeastern U.S.; Xyridaceae; Cyperaceae.


Gil Nelson

Field Botanist, Author, Educator, iDigBio Digitization and Steering Committee

Research: Phytogeography and flora of the Florida panhandle. Conservation and distribution of Florida rare, endangered, and endemic plants. Distribution and impact of non-native, invasive plant species. Bio/botanical relational database management systems. In November 2011 Nelson joined the Florida State University College of Communication faculty as an Assistant Professor for Research in the Institute for Digital Information and Scientific Communication. He specializes in biological collections digitization and workflows for iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollections) and serves on the iDigBio Steering Committee as part of the National Science Foundation's National Resource for Advancing the Digitization of Biological Collections.

Personal Web Page


Deborah Paul

Biologist, Educator. Former Curator of the Herbarium and Database Manager. Currently working as a curator at Morphbank (www.morphbank.net) and as a staff member at iDigBio (www.idigbio.org).

Research: Economic Botany and the flora of northern Florida.


Akshintala Prasad

Curator of the Herbarium's Micro-algae Collection.

Research: Diatom systematics and freshwater and coastal algal blooms.

Personal Web Page


Kevin Robertson

Fire Ecology Research Scientist, Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy



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John Tobe

Plant Ecologist, Taxonomist, Author and Director of Ecosystem Restoration and Conservation, Ecological Research Consultants, Inc., Tallahassee, FL.

Research: Effective methods for restoring Florida ecosystems, monitoring and evaluation of natural and restored landscapes, creating sustainable cultural practices that maintain biodiversity and ecosystem functions.



Graduate Researchers - Present

Curator - Christopher Buddenhagen

Graduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.





Undergraduate Researchers - Present

Kaitlin Griffith






Alice Mallory

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Specimen Mounting and Curation.


Michelle Smith







Graduate Researchers - Past

Sarah Braun

Graduate Student, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida State University.

Research: Invasive plant management; Species distribution modeling of invasive plants of Florida; Preservation of natural history collections; Georeferencing primary species occurrence records.


Jessica Clopton

Graduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Morphbank, Ontologies, Legumes of Florida.


Ryan Druyor

Graduate Student, Department of Geography, Florida State University

Research: Georeferencing primary species occurrence records from the FLEPPC database


Tania Kim

Graduate Student, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida State University




Amanda Kubes

Graduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Research: Effect of climate change on threatened species and their pollinators. As a past MorphBank RA, she focused on designing functionality in the system for biological research collections.


Ken Moriuchi

Graduate Student, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida State University.

Research: Ecology, Life History Evolution & Physiology of a perennial violet; previously a MorphBank RA in the Herbarium.


Chris Oakley

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Research: Ecological and population genetics of Hypericum cumulicola

Personal Web Page


Matt Sumner

Graduate Student, Department of Geography, Florida State University




Sommier Thomas

Graduate Student, Department of Political Science, Florida State University

Research: Georeferencing primary species occurrence records from the FLEPPC database


Miles Upcavage

Graduate Student, Department of Geography, Florida State University.

Research: Invasive Plants


Heather Young

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Research: Past - Flora of Florida Temperate Hardwoods, Present - FSU Campus Tree Inventory, over seeing Potentially Poisonous Plants of the United States, Medicinal, Food, Fiber and Dye Plants of the United States, Flora of Florida Dunes, and Citrus of Florida



Undergraduate Researchers - Past

Nowrin Alam

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Legumes of Florida.


Timothy Andrus

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Orchids


Jessica Biggers

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida State University.




Shonte Bishop

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.




Kelvinesh Blackshear

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Medicinal Plants


Jason Bladow

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida State University.




Alina Bosanac

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Collaborative Georeferencing; Digitization of Biological Research Specimens from the Neotropics.


Brandi Braschler

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.




Jermaine Bridges

Undergraduate Student, FSU Teach Program, Florida State University.

Digitization of Biological Research Specimens from the Neotropics.


Natalie Burgess

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.




Alexander Chapman

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Legumes of Florida.


Kristen Coleman

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Research: Solanaceae of Florida.


Deanna DeRosia

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Legumes of Florida.


Gina Dessources

Undergraduate Student, Department of Human Sciences, Florida State University

Research: Potentially Poisonous Plants of the United States


Christin Dickerson

Undergraduate Student, Volunteer, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Specimen Mounting and Curation.


Dametreous Freelove

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Work Study Student: Curator's Assistant.


Lindsey Gabner

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Field guide to the diatoms of Florida's Gulf Coast.


Jose Gil

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Digitization of Biological Research Specimens that are Tracked by FNAI.


Robert Gundy

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Botanical Illustration, GIS.


Alexis Hale

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Digitization of Biological Research Specimens from the Neotropics.


Julia Hartley

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Research: Florida plants used for medicine, food, fiber, and dye.


Kim Hayes

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Research: Flora of Florida Swamps and Salt Marshes


Ghita Heidt

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Collaborative Georeferencing and Ethnobotanical Research.


Brian Hill

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Research: Carex of Florida

Project Affiliation

Jessica Joyner

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida State University.




Fuller Kia

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Collaborative Georeferencing.


F LaBarbera

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Research: Citrus of Florida


Keith Lawhon

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Research: Carex of Florida

Project Affiliation

Aaron Leblanc

Undergraduate Student, FSU Teach Program, Florida State University.

Legumes of Florida.


Shane Lusk

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Sapotaceae of Florida.


Andrew Martin

Undergraduate Student, Department of Mathematics, Florida State University.

Botanical Illustration, Herbarium Methods.


Kendra Martinez

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida State University.




Krystan McAulay

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.




Amanda McManaway

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Specimen Mounting and Curation.


Melissa Merritt

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Research: Federally listed rare and endangered plants


Hannah Miller

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Collaborative Georeferencing; Digitization of Biological Research Specimens from the Neotropics.


Ashley Moser

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.




Alan Moss

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Biogeography


Lauren Noughton

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Field guide to the diatoms of Florida's Gulf Coast.


Amanda O'Connell

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University




Shaun O'Leary

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Research: Poisonous plants of Florida.

Project Affiliation

Kristen Papa

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Collaborative Georeferencing.


Brian Poirier

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida State University.




Gina Rockholt

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Research: Flora of Florida Pine Flatwoods


Stacey Roper

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Research: Conifers of Florida.


Carlyn Sainvil

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Research: Medicinal, Food, Fiber and Dye Plants of the United States


Alkeem Savage

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University




Alison Shutterly

Undergraduate Student, Volunteer, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Specimen Mounting and Curation.


Jared Smith

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Research: Rosaceae of Florida

Project Affiliation

Alexis Smith

Undergraduate Student, Volunteer, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Specimen Mounting and Curation.


Victoria Spence

Undergraduate Student, Department of Geological Sciences, Florida State University.




Bailey Spitzner

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Botanical Illustration, Herbarium Methods.


Christina Storozuk

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Research: Flora of Florida Dunes


Brandon Swan

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Research: Medicinal Plants


Amanda Thompson

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Research: Carex of Florida

Project Affiliation

Fayth Vanatti

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

Research: Flora of Florida High Pine and the genus Oenothera (Onagraceae).


Megan Wickenden

Undergraduate Student, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Sapotaceae of Florida.


Bethany Willams

Undergraduate Student, FSU Teach Program, Florida State University.

Digitization of Biological Research Specimens from the Neotropics.


Brent Williams

Undergraduate Student, College of Engineering, Florida State University.

Specimen Mounting and Curation.



Herbarium Database Administrators

Database Administrator - Alexander Stuy

BA Computer Science, Florida State University 1991
MS Computer Science, Florida State University 1993

Research: Genetic Algorithms, Neural Networks



Herbarium Database Programmers

Aaron Bugher






Guruprasad Narasimha






Nodin Weddington

BS Biological Science, Florida State University 2002

Research: Database Graphics Programming



Herbarium Database Programmers - Past

Jose Vega

BS Computer Science, Florida State University 2010

Mobile Device Programming


Karl Weismantel