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Carolyn J. Ferguson
Associate Professor of Biology, KSU Herbarium Curator

Undergraduate Research
Phlox phylogeny and taxonomy
Prospective students
Associated programs

Ferguson lab graduate students and post docs, 2000-present

Kate in Big Bend National Park

Kate Waselkov, post doc 2013-current

Phylogenetics of Phlox polyploid complexes

Bethany in the field in the Black Hills

Bethany Wright, M.S. 2014

Cytotypic variation in Phlox, with a focus on P. nana

suzi working in lab
Susan collecting Lappula in Siberia

Susan Rolfsmeier, Ph.D. 2013

Systematics of North American Lappula (Boraginaceae)

—currently a Lecturer at Chadron State College, Chadron, NE

Shannon at the Grand Canyon

Shannon Fehlberg, post doc 2006-2008

—Phlox population genetics

—currently a Conservation Biologist at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ

suzi working in lab
Madhav with Morus at Konza Prairie Biological Station

Madhav Nepal, Ph.D. 2008

Systematics and reproductive biology of the genus Morus (Moraceae)

—currently an Assistant Professor at South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

suzi working in lab
Teresa doing Lespedeza field work, Kansas

Teresa Woods, M.S. 2006

A comparison of the reproductive systems of the invasive Lespedeza cuneata (Dum.-Cours.) G. Don (Fabaceae) with three native congeners in the Flint Hills region of the Tallgrass Prairie

—currently pursuing a Ph.D. through the KSU College of Education

suzi working in lab
Suzi collecting Phlox in Wyoming

Suzanne Strakosh, M.S. 2004

Systematic studies in Phlox (Polemoniaceae) with a focus on P. dolichantha, P. superba, P. stansburyi and P. grayi

—currently conducting research at SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY

Shelly collecting floral scent samples in the central Plains

Shelly Wiggam Harper, M.S. 2003

—The pollination and floral scent biology of Phlox divaricata L.

—currently working on prairie restoration in the Flint Hills of Kansas

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