Eric H. Jones
Assistant Professor of Plant Biology
Ph.D., Florida State University
B.S., Florida State University
A.S., Tallahassee Community College
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Eric Jones graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a Ph.D. in biological sciences. Eric studied plant mating system evolution in the genus Houstonia (Rubiaceae, the coffee family). Eric’s interests are in biodiversity and botany in the broad sense. His background in botany ranges from molecular biology to phylogenetics and development. Eric currently serves as the Assistant Professor of Botany at the University of Maine at Machias where he teaches courses in general botany, plant systematics, plant ecology, general ecology, algal biology, and phylogenetic methods. Eric is also the curator of the UMM herbarium, which houses collections of vascular and non-vascular plants and marine macroalgae.