San Diego State University

  Department of Biology

CHERYL ANN ZIMMER

 MICHAEL G. SIMPSON, Professor

email msimpson "at" mail.sdsu.edu
phone

619.594.4479

lab phone

619.594.7827

fax

619.594.5676

address

Dr. Michael G. Simpson
Department of Biology
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-4614
U.S.A.

research interests: 

Plant systematics, floristics, pollen ultrastructure, plant embryology.

education: 

B.S. : University of Florida
M.S. : University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Ph.D. : Duke University

 

research interests

courses

projects

publications

Research Interests

My research in plant systematics lab focuses on the systematics and evolution of land plants with three general objectives:
   1) to infer the phylogenetic relationships of plant groups and to use that pattern of evolutionary history to assess aspects of character evolution, biogeography, ecology, and evolutionary process;
   2) to investigate the delimitation of plant species and infraspecies, especially in evaluating rare/endangered taxa;
   3) to discover the plant species and community structure of regions in floristic studies.

Courses Taught at SDSU

Principles of Organismal Biology (Biology 204)
Economic Botany (Biology 460)
Plant Systematics (Biology 530)
Taxonomy of California Plants (Biology 531)

Current Projects

See the Plant Systematics at SDSU Web Page

Resources

See Plant Systematics Resources

Selected Publications

See Publications.