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Jennifer Trusty


Doctor of Philosophy, Biological Sciences. Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. December 2004.

Bachelor of Arts, Biology Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755. June 1997.


J. L. Trusty, H. C. Kesler, B. G. Lockaby, W. C. Zipperer. 2012. Projecting the impacts of urbanization on forested habitats in a rapidly developing coastal region: the Forgotten Coast of Florida. Florida Scientist 75: 113-130.

J. L. Trusty, H. C. Kesler, and J. Rodriquez. 2011. Conservation of endemic plants on Isla del Coco, Costa Rica: the problem of scale on small islands. In (D. Bramwell and J. Caujape-Castells, eds.) The Biology of Island Floras, Cambridge Press, London, UK.

J. L. Trusty and H. K. Ober. 2011. Determinants of successful groundcover restoration in the southeastern United States: a regression tree approach. Journal for Nature Conservation 19:34-42.

L. R. Goertzen, J. L. Trusty, and R. S. Boyd. 2011. Clonal diversity and structure in the endangered Alabama leather flower Clematis socialis Kral (Ranunculaceae).
The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society. 138:41-51.

J. L. Trusty and H. K. Ober. 2009. Groundcover Restoration in Forests of the Southeastern United States. Conserved Forest Ecosystems: Outreach and Research.

J. L. Trusty, I. Miller, V. C. Pence, B. L. Plair, R. S. Boyd and L. R. Goertzen. 2009. Ex situ conservation of the federally endangered plant species Clematis socialis Kral (Ranunculaceae). Natural Areas Journal 29: 376-384.

J. L. Trusty, B. G. Lockaby, W. C. Zipperer and L. R. Goertzen. 2008. Horticulture, hybrid cultivars and exotic plant invasion: a case study of Wisteria (Fabaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 158:593-601.

H. C. Kesler, J. L. Trusty, S. M. Hermann and C. Guyer. 2008. Demographic responses of Pinguicula ionantha to prescribed fire a regression design LTRE approach. Oecologia 156: 545-557.

J. L. Trusty, L. R. Goertzen, W. C. Zipperer and B. G. Lockaby. 2007. Invasive Wisteria in the Southeastern United States: genetic diversity, hybridization and the role of urban centers. Urban Ecosystems 10(4): 379-395.

J. L. Trusty, B. G. Lockaby, W. C. Zipperer, and L. R. Goertzen. 2007. Identity of Naturalized Exotic Wisteria (Fabaceae) in the Southeastern United States Weed Research 47: 479-487.

J. Trusty and M. A. Blanco. 2006. The orchids of Isla del Coco. Orchids Nov.: 826-831.

J. L. Trusty, H. C. Kesler and G. Haug.2006. The vascular flora of Isla del Coco. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. 57: 247-355.

J. Trusty and M. A. Blanco. 2005. Las orquídeas de la Isla del Coco. Epidendrum 27: 10-15.

J. L. Trusty, R. G. Olmstead, A. Santos-Guerra, S. Sá-Fontinha and J. Francisco-Ortega. 2005. Molecular phylogenetics of the Macaronesian endemic genus Bystropogon (Lamiaceae): paleo-islands, ecological shifts and inter-island colonizations. Molecular Ecology 14 (4): 1177-1189.

Rojas, A. F. and J. Trusty. 2004. Diversidad Pteridofitica de la Isla del Coco, Costa Rica. Brenesia 62:1-14.

J. L. Trusty, R. G. Olmstead, D. J. Bogler, A. Santos-Guerra, and J. Francisco-Ortega. 2004. Using molecular data to test a biogeographic connection of the Macaronesian genus Bystropogon (Lamiaceae) to the New World: a case of conflicting phylogenies. Systematic Botany 29: 702-715.

H. Liu, J. Trusty, R. Oviedo, A. Anderberg and J. Francisco-Ortega. 2004. Molecular phylogenetics of the Caribbean genera Rhodogeron and Sachsia (Asteraceae). International Journal of Plant Science 165: 209-217.

N. Andrus, J. Trusty, A. Santos-Guerra, R. K. Jansen, and J. Francisco-Ortega. 2004. Using molecular phylogenies to test phytogeographical links between East/South Africa – Southern Arabia and the Macaronesian islands – A review and the case of Pulicaria section Vieraeopsis ad Vierea (Asteraceae). Taxon 53: 333-346.

Recognitions and Awards

2012. Gulf Coast State College NISOD “Teaching Excellence” Awardee. Attended the annual National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) conference in Austin, TX.

2000-2003. Florida International University. US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science to Achieve Results Fellow.

Committees and Organizations

Botanical Society of America (BSA)
Ecological Society of America (ESA)
Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS)