Eric Harris

Curriculum Vitae

Eric SJ Harris

Department of Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley
3060 Valley Life Sciences Building
Berkeley, CA 94720-3140
email: e_harris at berkeley.edu
ph: 510/643.9556

EDUCATION

08/2001- present
PhD University of California, Berkeley. Integrative Biology

08/1997- 06/2001
Hon BSc University of Toronto Botany/Anthropology

APPOINTMENTS

2004 - 2005
Graduate Student Instructor. Biology 1b. University of California, Berkeley.

2003
Graduate Student Instructor. Medical Anthropology, ANT115. University of California, Berkeley

2003
Graduate Student Researcher. University and Jepson Herbaria. University of California, Berkeley.

2002
Graduate Student Researcher. University of California, Berkeley. An Examination of Phylogenetic Characters in Mosses: Examples from the genus Fissidens Hedw.

2002
Graduate Student Instructor. Medical Ethnobotany, IB117. University of California, Berkeley.

2002
Graduate Student Instructor. Biology 1b. University of California, Berkeley.

2001
Researcher. University of Toronto/Royal Ontario Museum. A Survey of the Foliar Flavonoids of Crataegus L.

2000
Researcher. University of Toronto/Royal Ontario Museum. A Survey of the Foliar Flavonoids of Crataegus L.

1999
Botany Technician & Research. University of Toronto/Royal Ontario Museum. A DELTA database of the Seed Bearing Structures of Ontario Tree Genera.

ACADEMIC and PROFESSIONAL HONOURS

2005 - Franklin M. Henry Fellowship, Dept. Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley.
2005 - Pacific Rim Mini-Grant, UC Berkeley.
2004 - Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid Research Award
2004 - Department of Integrative Biology Summer Research Grant
2004 - American Bryological & Lichenological Society Travel Grant
2003 - 2005 - NSERCC, Post-Graduate Fellowship B (2 year stipend)
2003 - Department of Integrative Biology Summer Research Grant
2003 - Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award
2002 - Department of Integrative Biology Travel Grant
2002 - American Bryological & Lichenological Society Travel Grant
2000 - Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERCC), Undergraduate Research Award
1998 - 2000 - Innis College Book Award
1998, 1999, 2001 - University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts and Science, Dean's List
1998 - Golden Key Honour Society Membership

CONTRIBUTIONS/PUBLICATIONS

Harris, E.S.J. (2005) Variation in the Use and Knowledge of the Medicinal Moss HuiXinCao. Conference Proceedings. Presentation. XVII International Botanical Congress. Vienna, Austria.

Harris, E.S.J. (2005) Cultural Contingency of Moss Classification. Conference Proceedings. Presentation. California Botanical Society, Tiburon, CA.

Harris, E.S.J. (2004) Phylogenetic Relationships and Flavonoid Evolution in the Moss Genus Plagiomnium Kop. Conference Proceedings. Presentation. Botany 2004, Snowbird, UT.

Harris, E.S.J. (2003) Ethnobotany of Small Things: Examples from the History of Moss Taxonomy. Conference Proceedings. Poster. Society for Economic Botany, Tuscon, AZ.

Harris, E.S.J. (2002) An Examination of Phylogenetic Characters in Mosses: Examples from the Genus Fissidens Hedw. (Fissidentaceae: Musci). Conference Proceedings. Presentation. American Bryological and Lichenological Society, Storrs, CT.

Harris, E.S.J. & T.A. Dickinson (2002) Investigation of Hybrids in Crataegus (Rosaceae: Maloideae) Using Foliar Flavonoids. Conference Proceedings. Presentation. Botany 2002, Madison, WI.

Harris, E.S.J. (1999) A DELTA Database of the Fruit and Fruit-Like Structures of Ontario Tree Genera. Conference Proceedings, Poster. XVI International Botanical Congress, St.Louis, MO.

FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE

2005
Japan.Plant collecting. (3 weeks)
Vietnam. Ethnobotanical interviews. (2 weeks)
Yunnan, China. Ethnobotanical interviews. (4 months)

2004
Yunnan, China. Plant collecting & ethnobotanical interviews. (6 weeks)
 
2003
Finland. Plant collecting. (3 week)

2003
Oregon, Washington, British Columbia. Plant collecting. (3 weeks)

1999-2001
Ontario, Canada. Plant collecting.

SOCIETIES with AFFILIATION

American Anthropological Association
American Society of Plant Taxonomists
Society of Systematic Biologists
Society for Economic Botany

LANGUAGES

Chinese
French
Some Dutch