Associates

Adjunct Researchers of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens are divided into four categories: Editorial Board, Senior Scientists, Research Associates, and Research Interns. Nominated by a member of the scientific staff at the Gardens, a candidate must receive strong support from the Center for Tropical Plant Science and Conservation. A candidate's name is then submitted to the Executive Director for final approval.

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is comprised of respected scientists who embody the diversity of Selby's mission and who help review articles submitted to Selbyana and provide guidance on editorial matters. Board members must be able to evaluate and return manuscripts with constructive comments in a timely fashion.  To ensure that the Board continually suits the needs of the journal, the editor of Selbyanaexamines its membership regularly, along with the Executive Director and the scientific staff.  Tenure on the board is usually three years, renewable by invitation by the Gardens or by approved request from the member. 

  • John R. Clark, Assistant Editor, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida
  • David Benzing, Associate Editor, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida
  • Gregory Brown, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
  • Calaway Dodson, Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Robert Dressler, Missouri Botanical Garden, Lankester Botanical Garden
  • Robin Foster, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois
  • Peter Hietz, Institute for Botany, Wien, Austria
  • Bruce K. Holst, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida
  • Helen Kennedy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Harry Luther, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida
  • Larry Skog, US National Herbarium, Smithsonian Institution,
  • Walter Till, Botanical Institute, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Guadalupe Williams-Linera, Institute of Ecology, Xalapa, Mexico
  • Richard P. Wunderlin, University of South Florida, Florida

Senior Scientists

Senior scientists are professionals that have long-established careers in botany and have demonstrated a commitment to Selby Gardens mission. Such scientists are recruited from the pool of Research Associates or from scientists-at-large whose interactions have benefitted Selby. There is no expiration for their adjunct appointments so long as they uphold the mission of the Gardens. Senior Scientists help to expand the Gardens publication base and research scope.

  • Calaway H. Dodson, Emeritus Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden, residing in Sarasota, Florida
  • Robert Dressler, Missouri Botanical Garden, residing in Costa Rica
  • Robin Foster, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois

Research Associates

Research Associates expand Selby's publication base and research effort.  They are respected scientists who are currently collaborating with Selby on a common research interest.

  • J. Richard Abbott, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • Fredy Archila, Independent, Cobán, Guatemala
  • Julio Betancur, Universidad de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia
  • Gregory K. Brown, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
  • Robert J. Ferry, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Edinburg, Texas
  • Charles Porter, Centers for Disease Control, Chamblee, Georgia
  • Franco Pupulin, Jardín Botánico Lankester, Universidad de Costa Rica, Cartago, Costa Rica
  • Larry Skog, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Delsy Trujillo, Independent, Lima, Peru

Volunteers. More than 30 volunteers play a key role in assisting with the Centers functions, particularly in the areas of specimen preparation and documentation.