|2015 ‐ Present||Affiliate, Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education, Georgia Southern University|
|2015 ‐ Present||Assistant Professor of Plant Biology, Georgia Southern University ‐ Department of Biology|
|2015 ‐ Present||Curator of the Georgia Southern University Herbarium, Georgia Southern Universtiy ‐ Department of Biology|
Honors and Awards
- Bill and La Rea Johnson Fund for Undergraduate Education, Special Senior Recognition, Oregon State University (2003)
- Young Botanist Award, Botanical Society of America (2003)
- Vascular Plants (BIOL 5334)
- Systematic Biology (BIOL 5345)
- Plant Biology and Adaptation (EBIO 3590/3591 & EBIO 6590/6591)
- Biogeography (EBIO 4660/4661 & 6660/6661)
- Plant Biology and Adaptation (EBIO 3590/3591)
- Diversity of Life (EBIO 1010)
- Biogeography (BSC 4933)
- Sexual selection, Evolution (PCB 4674)
- Levels of selection, Evolution (PCB 4674)
- Macroevolution (Biology 5932)
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Describing a New Species into a Polyphyletic Genus: Taxonomic Novelty ...
Poster Presentation presented at Annual Botany Meetings (2014)
Ledermanniella (Podostemaceae) occurs in western Africa, where species are commonly localized to single rapids or waterfalls. Recent collecting efforts in this ...
Evolution of Limited Seed Dispersal Ability on Gypsum Islands
Oral presentation presented at Empirical Approaches to Phylogenetic Comparative Methods in Plant Science Colloquium, Annual Botany Meetings (2014)
Premise of the study: Dispersal is a major feature of plant evolution that has many advantages, but is not always ...
Introductory Remarks: The History of Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and its ...
Oral presentation at Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and Approaches in Plant Science Symposium, Annual Botany Meetings (2014)
Following welcoming comments and an introduction to the symposium, I take a historical perspective on phylogenetic comparative methods. I begin ...
Speciation in Response to Novel Habitats in Paronychia (Caryophyllaceae)
Poster Presentation Presented by Sophie Kontur at CELT Student Research Poster Session (2014)
Paronychia (Caryophyllaceae) is a polyphyletic genus of approximately 110 species that occur in temperate regions of North and South America, the ...
Ecological Correlates of Morphological Variation in the Tympanic Bulla of ...
Oral paper presented by B. Alhajeri at American Society of Mammologists 93rd Annual Meeting (2013)
Desert rodents share many distinctive features, perhaps the most characteristic being the hypertrophy of the tympanic bulla. A common functional ...
PUBLICATIONS – peer reviewed (14)
Ecomorphological diversification following continental colonization in muroid rodents (Rodentia: Muroidea)
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (2015)
The emergence of exceptionally diverse clades is often attributed to ecological opportunity. For example, the exceptional diversity in the most ...