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Jerrold I Davis

James Gilbert White Distinguished Professor in the Physical Science

Mann Library, Room 512


Research Focus

My principal area of interest is systematic biology, and within this area, my research is focused on systematics of the grass family (Poaceae) and other monocots. I am engaged in studies of phylogenetic relationships within the grass family (Poaceae) and across monocots as a whole, using molecular, genomic, and morphological character sets. I also work on species-level problems, including the development of appropriate methods for inferring species boundaries on the basis of population variation patterns. I have employed these methods in my studies of species boundaries in the grass genus Puccinellia, and these analyses have contributed to my floristic studies of this genus.



Graduate Fields

  • Plant Biology