I received my PhD in Plant Systematics and Evolution from the Faculty of Biology at the University of Bucharest in 1998.
Prior to joining Laurier, I was a Fulbright Scholar with the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside (1999-2000), and a research associate at the Department of Plant Agriculture at University of Guelph (2001-2005).
The central theme of my research is plant diversity: its origins, evolution and patterns of geographical distribution. Of particular interest are the diversity and evolution of form and function and of various reproductive strategies. From a more applied point of view, I conduct research on conservation biology and invasive plants.
Fulbright Senior Scholar, University of California, Riverside (1999-2000)
President of the Canadian Botanical Association (2022-2024)
Research opportunities are available for motivated undergraduate and graduate students interested in plant biology. Different “flavors” of research methodology are possible: lab-based, computational and field exploration. Please contact me for more information.