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Wagner, Warren

Research Botanist and Curator of Botany (Onagraceae and Pacific Island Plants)

Systematics, biogeography, and patterns of evolution of various angiosperm groups, especially plant diversity of Pacific oceanic islands and the evening primrose family (Onagraceae). Morphological and molecular data are used to discover, describe, and interpret biological diversity, and create predictive classification systems, examine phylogenetic relationships and biogeographic patterns of lineages. Application of systematic and biogeographic information is used to address questions in population biology, conservation biology, and evolution.

Public Biography

  • His research focuses on plant systematics, biogeography, and patterns of evolution, especially of Pacific islands and the evening primrose family. He uses morphological and molecular data to create predictive classification systems, and examine phylogenetic relationships and biogeographic patterns of lineages. His work addresses questions in evolution and systematics, and conservation biology.