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Currently I’m an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins. My focus is the evolution of invasiveness in some of the worst weeds in North America. I have helped teach an undergraduate class on ethnobotany, called BIOL 343: Plants and People for four semesters. I have a PhD in Biology from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, a Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
My previous research experience has been cosmopolitan, including the study of intron splicing in yeast mitochondria, high-throughput genotyping looking for selective sweeps in a hybrid sunflower species, population studies of birds in central Texas, management of invasive salt cedar, adaptive radiation of seed oils in common sunflower, and the phylogenetics and evolution of a member of the mint family on the Canary Islands.
If you’re curious, you can find more on my work here: kathryngturner.com