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Gregory J. Anderson
2009 Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor

1997 Distinguished Alumni Professor (Ph.D., Indiana)

Complete C.V.

Contact Information:
Dr. Gregory J. Anderson
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit-3043
Storrs, CT 06269-3043 USA
Tel: (860) 486-4555
Fax: (860) 486-6364

Current Areas of Research:

Systematics, biosystematics, and evolution of vascular plants. Pollination and Reproductive Biology. Tropical Solanaceae. Economic Botany, Island Botany, Conservation Botany.

Selected Publications:
Anderson, G.J. 2002. The nearly invisible voice of organismal biology in public policy. BioScience 52(1): 75-80.

Bernardello, Gabriel, Gregory J. Anderson, Tod Stuessy and Daniel Crawford. 2002. A survey of floral traits, breeding systems, floral visitors, and pollination systems of the angiosperms of the Juan Fernández Islands (Chile). Botanical Review 67: 255-308.

Anderson, G. J., Steven D. Johnson, Paul R. Neal and Gabriel Bernardello. 2002. Reproductive Biology and Plant Systematics: the Growth of a Symbiotic Association. Taxon (Invited Review). 51(4): 637--653.

Prohens, J., G. J. Anderson, A. Rodriguez-Burruezo and F. Nuez. 2003. Exploiting Wild Species for the Genetic Improvement of the Pepino (Solanum muricatum). Journal of Applied Botany 77: 21-27.

Connolly, Bryan A. and Gregory J. Anderson. 2003. Functional Significance of the Androecium in Staminate and Hermaphroditic Flowers of Solanum carolinense (Solanaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 240: 235-243.

Bernardello, Gabriel, Ramiro Aguilar and Gregory J. Anderson. 2004. The reproductive biology of Sophora fernandeziana (Leguminosae), a vulnerable endemic species from Isla Robinson Crusoe. American Journal of Botany 91(2): 198-206.

Neal, Paul R. and Gregory J. Anderson. 2004. Does the ‘Old Bag’ make a Good ‘Wind Bag’?: Comparison of Four Fabrics Commonly Used as Exclusion Bags in Studies of Pollination and Reproductive Biology. Annals of Botany 93: 603 - 607.

Coe, Felix and G. J. Anderson. 2005. Snakebite ethnopharmacopoeia of eastern Nicaragua. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 96 (1-2): 303-323.

Neal, P.R. and G. J. Anderson. 2005. Are ‘Mating Systems’ ‘Breeding Systems’ of Inconsistent and Confusing Terminology in Plant Reproductive Biology?: Or Is It the Other Way Around. Plant Systematics and Evolution. 250(3/4): 173-185.

Gavin, M.C. and G. J. Anderson. 2005. Testing a Rapid Quantitative Ethnobiological Technique: First Steps Toward Developing A Critical Conservation Tool. Economic Botany 59(2): 112-121.

Prohens, J., G. J. Anderson, J. M. Blanca, J. Canizares, E. Zuriaga and F. Nuez. 2005. In Review. The Implications of AFLP Data for the Systematics of the Wild Species of Solanum section Basarthrum. Systematic Botany 31(1):208-216.

Christopher T. Martine, Dan Vanderpool, Gregory J. Anderson, and Donald H. Les. 2006. Phylogenetic Relationships of Andromonoecious and Dioecious Australian Species of Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum section Melongena: Inferences from ITS Sequence Data. Systematic Botany 31(2):410-420.

Anderson, G.J. J. Prohens F. Nuez and C. Martine. 2006. Solanum catilliflorum and S. perlongistylum, New Endemic Peruvian Species of Solanum, Section Basarthrum, are Close Relatives of the Domesticated Pepino, S. muricatum. Novon. 16(2): 161-167.

Anderson G.J., Bernardello G., Opel M., Santos Guerra A., and Anderson M. 2006. Reproductive biology of the dioecious Canary Islands endemic Withania aristata (Solanaceae). American Journal of Botany 93(9):1295-1305.

Chiarini F., G. Bernardello, G. J. Anderson G and A. Santos Guerra. 2006. Chromosomal Differentiation of Solanum vespertilio and S. lidii (Solanaceae), Rare, Endemic Species of the Canary Islands (Spain). Caryologia 59(3): 277-283.

Bernardello G., G.J. Anderson, T.F. Stuessy, and D.J. Crawford. 2006. The angiosperm flora of the Archipelago Juan Fernandez (Chile): Origin and dispersal. Canadian Journal of Botany 84: 1266 - 1281.

Anderson, G.J., G. Bernardello, L. Bohs, T. Weese and A. Santos Guerra. 2006. Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Canarian Solanum vespertilio and S. lidii (Solanaceae). Anales del Jardin Botánico de Madrid 63: 159 - 167.

Gavin, Michael C. and G. Anderson. 2007. Socioeconomic predictors of forest use values in the Peruvian Amazon: a potential tool for biodiversity conservation. Ecological Economics 60 (4): 752-762.

Blanca, J.M., Jaime Prohens, G. J. Anderson, E. Zuriaga, J. Cañizares and F. Nuez. 2007. AFLP and DNA Sequence Variation in an Andean Domesticate, the Pepino (Solanum muricatum) (Solanaceae): Implications for the Evolution and Domestication Process. American Journal of Botany: 94(7): 1219 - 1229.

Prohens J., G.J. Anderson, J. Herraiz, G. Bernardello, A. Santos Guerra, D. Crawford and F. Nuez. 2007. Genetic diversity and conservation of two endangered eggplant relatives (Solanum vespertilio Aiton and S. lidii Sunding) endemic to the Canary Islands. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 54:451- 464.

Anderson, Gregory J. and Myles Boylan. 2008. A View from the CGS/NSF Dean in Residence Program: Good Opportunities for Graduate Deans in Bad Times.  Council of Graduate Schools Communicator ; Dec. 2008, pp/ 3, 6-7.

Martine, Christopher, G.J. Anderson and D.H. Les. 2009. Gender-bending aubergines: molecular phylogenetics of cryptically dioecious Solanum in Australia.  Australian Systematic Botany 22(2):107-120.      

Anderson, Gregory J. and Carol  Stoel. 2009.  Globalizing Graduate Education and Research: Report on NSF/CGS Workshop. Council of Graduate Schools Communicator June 42(5): 1-3.

Crawford, D.J., T.K. Lowrey, G.J. Anderson, G. Bernardello, A. Santos-Guerra, T. F. Stuessy. 2009. Genetic Diversity in the Colonizing Ancestors of Asteraceae Endemic to Oceanic Islands: Baker's Law and Polyploidy. In: Systematics, Evolution, and Biogeography of Compositae.  V.A. Funk, A. Susanna, T. Stuessy & R. Bayer, eds. IAPT: Vienna.


Courses Taught: Plants and Civilization
Seminars Taught: Ethnobotany, Plant Reproductive Biology, Speciation, Professional Development