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Sandra Knapp

  • PhD
  • Individual Merit Researcher (IMP)
  • Natural History Museum
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Research interests

Taxonomy and systematics; biodiversity; biogeography; genomics

About

Sandra Knapp obtained her PhD in 1986 from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. She is a specialist on the taxonomy of the nightshade family, Solanaceae, and has spent much time in the field in Central and South America collecting plants. She is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers and actively involved in promoting the role of taxonomy worldwide. She is also the author of several popular books on the history of science and botanical exploration, including the award-winning Potted Histories (2004). In 2009 she was honored by the Peter Raven Outreach Award by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists and the UK National Biodiversity Network’s John Burnett Medal. Her current projects include Flora Mesoamericana, a world-wide taxonomic monograph of the megadiverse genus Solanum (Solanaceae), collaborative research in phylogenetics and genomic evolution of Solanaceae, and field guides for conservation in the Neotropics.

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  • Kari Mejia

    Kari Mejia

  • Mariana Augsten

    Mariana Augsten

  • Vitor Nascimento

    Vitor Nascimento Universidade Federal de Vicosa Departamento de Biologia Vegetal

  • Lucia freire de carvalho

    Lucia freire de carvalho

  • Cyndy Parr

    Cyndy Parr USDA-ARS-National Agricultural Library

  • Eve Emshwiller

    Eve Emshwiller University of Wisconsin Madison

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Listado anotado de Solanum L . (Solanaceae en el Perú; Annotated checklist of Solanum L . (Solanaceae) for Peru

  • Särkinen T
  • Baden M
  • Gonzáles P
  • Cueva M
  • Giacomin L
  • Spooner D
  • Simon R
  • Juárez H
  • Nina P
  • Molina J
  • Knapp S
Revista Peruana de Biologia (2015)
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Seeds and civilizations

  • Knapp S
Nature (2015)
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The effect of polyploidy and hybridization on the evolution of floral colour in Nicotiana (Solanaceae)

  • McCarthy E
  • Arnold S
  • Chittka L
  • Le Comber S
  • Verity R
  • Dodsworth S
  • Knapp S
  • Kelly L
  • Chase M
  • Baldwin I
  • Kova ik a
  • Mhiri C
  • Taylor L
  • Leitch a
Annals of Botany (2015)
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True Black nightshades : Phylogeny and delimitation of the Morelloid clade of Solanum

  • Särkinen T
  • Barboza G
  • Knapp S
Taxon (2015)
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Using genomic repeats for phylogenomics: a case study in wild tomatoes ( Solanum section Lycopersicon : Solanaceae)

  • Dodsworth S
  • Chase M
  • Särkinen T
  • Knapp S
  • Leitch A
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (2015)
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Professional experience

Individual Merit Researcher (IMP)

Natural History Museum

July 2003 - Present

Education history

Cornell University

PhD

September 1980 - January 1986 (5 years)