Botanical Society’s national meeting features presentation by associate professor

By Staff


Leo P. Bruederle, associate professor of integrative biology at the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and former student Carol English (MS, 2008) co-authored a paper with Aaron Wenzel and Andi Wolfe (The Ohio State University) that was delivered at the annual meeting of the Botanical Society of America in St. Louis.

Their paper addressed the reproductive biology and genetic diversity in Penstemon degeneri  Crosswhite (Plantaginaceae), a rare species that is restricted in distribution to Colorado in Fremont and Custer counties. This collaborative research examines the apportionment of genetic diversity in Degener’s Beardtongue within the context of its pollination biology.