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Joseph Rohrer


  • Ph.D. University of Michigan - Botany - 1985
  • M.S. University of North Carolina - Botany - 1979
  • B.S. Davidson College - Biology - 1976


  • Biol 195 Plants and Society
  • Biol 325 Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
  • Biol 326 Economic Botany
  • Biol 331 Trees and Shrubs
  • Biol 332 Field Botany

Research - Plant Systematics

  • Inventory of the bryophytes and vascular plants of Putnam Park and Eau Claire County
  • Preparing taxonomic treatments for the Flora of North America project
  • Analyzing relationships among the 15 species of plums native to North America as inferred from DNA sequences

Selected Publications:

Rohrer, JR, MA O'Brien, and JA Anderson. 2008. Phylogenetic analysis of North American plums (Prunus sect. Prunocerasus: Rosaceae) based on nuclear LEAFY and S6PDH sequences. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 2:401-414.

Rohrer JR, R Ahmad, SM Southwick, and D Potter.  (2004).  Microsatellite analysis of relationships among North American plums (Prunus sect. Prunocerasus, Rosaceae).  Plant Systematics and Evolution 244: 69-75.

Rohrer JR. (2000). The sand cherry in Wisconsin and neighboring states. Michigan Botanist 39: 59-69.

Contact information:
Phillips Hall 355
Department of Biology
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Ph: 715-836-5586
Fax: 715-836-5089