Susan Fawcett

Joined: Mar 29, 2014 Last Active: Nov 15, 2019

I am a PhD student at the University of Vermont where I study the evolution of ferns in the Barrington-Sundue Lab. My focus is on the family Thelypteridaceae, and my dissertation work is focused on systematics, biogeography and taxonomy of the ~1000 species in that family.

I graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA and BGS in 2005, and from Northern Michigan University with an MS in 2012. My masters research focused on the flora and ecology of a neotropical savanna in the Caribbean of Honduras. I worked for the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History as an undergrad, and more recently at the UC/Jepson Herbaria at UC Berkeley where I studied ferns with Dr. Alan Smith, at the California Academy of Science digitizing the bryophyte collection, and as a field botanist for Dr. Susan Harrison at UC Davis.

I hail from Petoskey, Michigan and have been assistant teaching Field Botany of Northern Michigan with Charles Davis and Anton Reznicek, and the Florilegium course with Cathy Barry at the University of Michigan Biological Station.

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