Assistant Professor of Plant Biology
Ph.D., Florida State University
B.S., Florida State University
A.S., Tallahassee Community College
Phone: (207) 255-1267
Location: Science 125
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Eric Jones graduated from Florida State University in 2012 with a Ph.D. in biological sciences. Dr. Jones studied plant mating system evolution in the genus Houstonia (Rubiaceae, the coffee family). Eric’s interests are in biodiversity, the philosophy of science, and botany in the broad sense. His background in botany ranges from molecular biology to phylogenetics and development. Dr. Jones currently serves as the Assistant Professor of Botany at the University of Maine at Machias where he teaches courses in general biology, general botany, general ecology, plant systematics, plant ecology, and phylogenetic methods. Dr. Jones is also the curator of the UMM herbarium, which houses collections of vascular and non-vascular plants and marine macroalgae.