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 sciences facilities at the 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
Carol Annabel, M.S.
Botanical consultant, Ojai, CA
Paul Beardsley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, CEMaST Science, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
David W. Becker, PhD
John P. & Magdalena R. Dexter Professor of Botany, 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 State Polytechnic University,
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
Clyde Calvin, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology Emeritus, Portland State University, OR
John R. Clark, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for Plant Conservation, St. Louis, MO
Allen Cooper, Ph.D.
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Department of Basic Sciences/Division of Biochemistry
Loma Linda, CA
Jenny Cruse-Sanders, Ph.D.
Director of Conservation & Research, Atlanta Botanical Garden, GA
Sarah De Groot, Ph.D.
Seeds of Success Coordinator, Conservation Program, RSABG, Claremont, CA
Pam De Vries, M.S.
Botanist, Restoration Ecologist, Pine Mountain Club, CA
Joshua Der, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Science, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
Independent consultant, native plant and sustainable gardening outreach,
South Pasadena, CA
Thomas S. Elias, Ph.D.
Director (retired), U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, D.C. Claremont, CA
Norman C. Ellstrand, Ph.D.
Professor of Genetics, Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA
Kristen Fisher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Science educator; Instructor, Department of Biology, California State University,
San Bernardino, CA
C. Matt Guilliams, Ph.D.
Curator of the Clifton F. Smith Herbarium, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara, 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
Research Fellow, Plant Resources Center, The University of Texas at Austin, TX
Michael Honer, M.S.
Botanical consultant, Bishop, CA
Amanda Ingram, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN
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
Diana Jolles, Ph.D.
Adjunct faculty, Department of Environmental Studies, University of Redlands,
Jon E. Keeley, Ph.D.
Research Ecologist, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Sequoia & Kings Canyon Field Station, Three Rivers, CA
Jason 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, Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center, near Kelso, CA
Amy Litt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor & Assistant Biologist of Plant Evolution & Development
University of California, Riverside, CA
María Cristina Martínez-Habibe, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biology, Universidad del Norte, Atlántico, Colombia
Saeideh Mashayekhi, Ph.D.
Laboratory Instructor and Demonstrator
University of Sydney School of Biological Sciences, NSW Australia
John J. Macdonald, Jr.
Photographer, Seeds of California Native Plants
Christopher J. McDonald, Ph.D.
Desert Natural Resources Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension San Bernardino County, CA
Char Miller, Ph.D.
Director of Environmental Analysis Program, W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
Orlando Mistretta, M.S.
Botanical consultant, Upland, CA
Douglas S. Moore
Independent researcher: identification of Miocene petrified woods found in southern California, Garden Grove, CA
Director, Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, CA
Instructor, Horticulture Department, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
Operations Manager, Center for Oral Health, Western University, Pomona, CA
(and, avid botanical field assistant)
Jason S. Price, Ph.D.
Director of Licensing Operations, Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium [SCELC], Upland, CA
Linda M. Prince MacKechnie, Ph.D.
Seed biologist, Ball Horticultural Company, Chicago, IL
Nancy F. Refulio-Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Visiting Scientist, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Schwetzingen, Germany
Richard E. Riefner
Independent consultant and research biologist / botanist, wetlands and habitat restoration specialist, Rancho Santa Marguerita, CA
Eric H. Roalson, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences; Director, The George E. Hudson Biological Reserve
at Smoot Hill, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Fred M. Roberts, Jr.
Independent botanical survey consultant, Oceanside, CA
Andrew C. Sanders, M.S.
Curator / Senior Museum Scientist of the Herbarium (UCR), Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA
Rudolf Schmid, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California,
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.
Assistant Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; Curator of Botany, COLO Herbarium, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO
Sula Vanderplank, M.S.
Biodiversity explorer, Botanical Research Institute of Texas [BRIT], Fort Worth, TX
Curator and Seed Conservation Program Manager (retired), RSABG, Hemet, CA
Gary D. Wallace, Ph.D.
Botanist (retired), US Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Carlsbad, CA
Dwight L. Whitaker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Pomona College, 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
Justin Wood, M.S.
Biologist, Aspen Consulting Group, Inland Empire Office, Ontario, CA
(21 August 2016)