Research Associates

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden offers botanists and other professionals in the field appointments as research associates. These individuals by virtue of their affiliation with RSABG are offered the use of the plant science facilities at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Staff and plant scientists at RSABG form mutually beneficial collaborations on conservation and research projects with our research associates. These are honorific 3-year appointments without remuneration. Appointments may be renewed upon review.

 

Robert L. Allen, M.S. Senior Biologist, Bon Terra Consulting Co., Costa Mesa, CA

Craig Barrett, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

Paul Beardsley, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, CEMaST Science Educator, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

David W. Becker, Ph.D. John P. and Magalena R. Dexter Professor of Biology, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

Hester L. Bell, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Researcher; Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA

Edward G. Bobich, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

Steve Boyd, M.S. Curator Emeritus of the Herbarium (RSA-POM), Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden,
Claremont, CA

David E. Bramlet Independent Consulting Biologist, Santa Ana, CA

Harvey S. Brenneise, M.S.L.S. Associate Dean for Research Services, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Clyde L. Calvin, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Biology, Portland State University, OR

John R. Clark, Ph.D. Co-Director, Science & Conservation, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii

Jenny M. Cruse-Sanders, Ph.D. Director of Conservation and Research, Atlanta Botanical Garden, GA

Barbara Eisenstein Independent Consultant, Native Plant and Sustainable Gardening Outreach,
South Pasadena, CA

Thomas S. Elias, Ph.D. Director of the U.S. National Arboretum Washington, D.C., Retired, Claremont, CA

Norman C. Ellstrand, Ph.D. Professor of Genetics, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA

Kristen Fisher, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

Elizabeth A. Friar, Ph.D. Program Director, National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology, Evolutionary Processes, Washington, D.C.

Lorrae Fuentes, M.S. Science Educator; Instructor, Department of Biology, California State University, San Bernardino, CA

Dylan P. Hannon Curator of The Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science and Tropical Collections, Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

James Henrickson, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Research Fellow, Integrative Biology, Plant Resource Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Michael Honer, M.S. Independent Botanical Consultant, Goleta, CA

Amanda L. Ingram, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biology, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN

Susan Jett California Native Plant Specialist and Consultant, Lake Matthews, CA

Leigh A. Johnson, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology, and Herbarium Curator, Stanley L. Welsh Herbarium at the M. L. Bean Museum, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Jon E. Keeley, Ph.D. Research Ecologist, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Sequoia and Kings Canyon Field Station, Three Rivers, CA

Jason A. Koontz, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Tasha La Doux, Ph.D. Assistant Director, University of California Natural Reserve System, Granite Mountains Desert Research Center, near Kelso, CA

Rachel Levin, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology & Environmental Studies, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Simon T. Malcomber, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, California State University,
Long Beach, CA

Maria Cristina Martínez-Habibe, Ph.D. Professor, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia

Linda M. Prince MacKechnie, Ph.D. Seed Scientist, PanAmerican Seed Division of Ball Horticultural Company, West Chicago, IL; Research Associate, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL

Christopher J. McDonald, Ph.D. Desert Natural Resources Advisor UC Cooperative Extension San Bernardino County, San Bernardino, CA

Char Miller, Ph.D. Director Environmental Analysis Program, W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

Orlando Mistretta, M.A. Independent Botanical Consultant, Upland, CA

Douglas S. Moore Independent Researcher: Identification of Miocene Petrified Woods Found in Southern California, Garden Grove, CA

Bart O’Brien, M.L.A. Director, Tilden Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Berkeley, CA

Jorge Ochoa Instructor, Horticulture Department, Long Beach City College, CA

Jennifer Pilapil Program Coordinator, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA

Jason Price, Ph.D. Science Librarian, Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont, CA

Nancy F. Refulio-Rodriguez, Ph.D. Botanist, Schwetzinge, Germany

Richard E. Riefner Independent Consultant and Research Biologist/Botanist, Wetlands and Habitat Restoration Specialist, Rancho Santa Marguerita, CA

Eric H. Roalson, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Fred M. Roberts, Jr. Independent Botanical Survey Consultant, Oceanside, CA

Andrew C. Sanders, M.S. Curator/Senior Museum Scientists of the Herbarium, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA

Rudolf Schmid, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California,
Berkeley, CA

Michael G. Simpson, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Biology, San Diego State University, CA

Victor Steinmann, Ph.D. Investigador Asociado, Instituto de Ecología, Centro Regional del Bajío, Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México

Erin Tripp, Ph.D. Curator of Botany, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

Sula Vanderplank, Ph.D. Biodiversity Explorer, Botanical Research Institute of Texas [BRIT], Ft. Worth, TX

Michael Wall Curator and Seed Conservation Program Manager, Retired, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Hemet, CA

Gary D. Wallace, Ph.D. Botanist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Carlsbad, CA

Dwight Whitaker, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

Scott D. White, M.S. Senior Biologist, Aspen Consulting Group, Inland Empire Office, Ontario, CA

Kimberlyn Williams, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Biology, California State University, San Bernardino, CA

Kenneth A. Wilson, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, California State University, Northridge, CA

Justin M. Wood, M.S. Biologist, Aspen Consulting Group, Inland Empire Office, Ontario, CA