Jepson Flora Project Editors and Staff
    Convening Editor, Dr. Bruce G. Baldwin
Dr. Bruce G. Baldwin is Curator of the Jepson Herbarium and Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley. His research is centered on questions concerning evolution of the California flora, especially the indigenous lineages of Compositae. In addition to research, Dr. Baldwin serves as Convening Editor of The Jepson Flora Project, an initiative to produce regional manuals of Californian plants, new editions of The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California, and a reworked Flora of California. He has worked on several book projects that resulted in successful publication including the Jepson Desert Manual: Vascular Plants of Southeastern California (2002, UC Press) and Tarweeds and Silverswords: Evolution of the Madiinae (Asteraceae) (2003, Missouri Botanical Garden Press). He also serves as chairman of the committee that oversees the Lawrence R. Heckard Endowment Fund, established by the late Dr. Heckard to fund research at UC Berkeley on systematics of Californian plants.
Technical Specialist, Jason Alexander
Dr. Jason Alexander joined the University and Jepson Herbaria as Biodiversity Informatics Manager in 2016. Jason is the technical editor for the Jepson eFlora and the Consortium of California Herbaria, the Herbaria's technical liaison for the development of CollectionSpace collection management software at UC Berkeley, and the Herbaria webmaster.
Editor, David J. Keil
Dr. David J. Keil is Professor of Biology at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and Director of the Robert F. Hoover Herbarium. He received his Ph.D. in 1973 from Ohio State University. His research has focused on Asteraceae systematics and floristics of western North America. He has contributed numerous scientific papers, was a major participant in the development of The Jepson Manual, and has coauthored textbooks on Vascular Plant Taxonomy and California Vegetation. He teaches classes on Vascular Plant Taxonomy, Field Botany, and Biogeography. He has served as editor of Madroño.
Project Manager, Staci Markos
Dr. Staci Markos is Assistant Director for Development & Outreach for the Jepson Herbarium. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2000 studying the evolutionary patterns in Lessingia (Asteraceae). She is responsible for managing two, large, collaborative projects: (1) the Jepson eFlora and (2) the Consortium of California Herbaria, a collective database of information from California plant specimens. Dr. Markos is also responsible for procuring funds to support the Jepson Flora Project and serves on the board of the California Botanical Society.
Editor, Brent D. Mishler
Dr. Brent Mishler is the Director of the University and Jepson Herbaria as well as Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley, where he teaches about plant diversity, evolution, and phylogenetic analysis. He received his PhD in 1984 from Harvard University. His research specialty is mosses, plants that are small in stature but big in ecological importance and research interest. He is also interested in more general topics in the theoretical basis of systematic and evolutionary biology, such as the nature of species and measures of phylogenetic diversity. He has been heavily involved in developing electronic resources to present plant taxonomic and distributional information to the public, and to apply these to conservation concerns. In particular, he has played an important role in conceptualizing and guiding both the Consortium of California Herbaria and the Jepson eFlora since their inception.
Editor, Robert Patterson
Dr. Robert Patterson is Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University. He received his Ph.D. in 1975 from the University of California at Santa Barbara, studying evolution and systematic relationships of perennial members of Linanthus. He joined the SFSU faculty in 1979, where he teaches courses in plant taxonomy, plant anatomy, plant evolution, and introductory biology, and serves as coordinator of the graduate program in biology. Dr. Patterson has been president of the California Botanical Society and editor of Madroño, and is a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences. He has authored treatments for the Jepson Manual, the Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii, and the Flora North America project. The principle research foci of his lab include phylogenetic relationships in Polemoniaceae and Hydrophyllaceae.
Editor, Thomas J. Rosatti
Dr. Thomas J. Rosatti is Scientific Editor of the Second Edition of the Jepson Manual (TJM2) and the Jepson Online Interchange for California Floristics, and Founding Editor of the Index To California Plant Names (ICPN). He received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1983, under the co-supervision of Dr. Edward G. Voss (Rapporteur-general for botanical nomenclature at the XIII International Botanical Congress; author of Michigan Flora) and the late Dr. Warren H. Wagner, Jr. (member of the National Academy of Sciences; mentioned by name in a Hollywood film, A New Leaf, starring Walter Matthau). As a postdoctoral scholar at the New York State Museum, Tom published treatments of several families for the Generic Flora of the Southeastern United States (based at Harvard University) before coming to UC Berkeley in 1987 as Scientific Editor of The Jepson Manual. Tom served as Project Coordinator of the SMASCH (Specimen Management System for California Herbaria) Project from 1993 to 2000, when he was appointed as an Editor of the Jepson Flora Project (JFP). Within the JFP, Tom has been involved with: development of taxonomic philosophies and editorial conventions; selection of outside contributors; authorship of a Guide for Contributors (including updated, expanded glossary); creation and maintenance of the Index to California Plant Names; scientific editing of treatments submitted for publication in TJM2; and authorship of electronic identification (MEKA) keys, as well as complete floristic treatments in some cases, to native and naturalized vascular plants of California.
Editor, Dieter Wilken
Dr. Dieter Wilken is Vice President for Programs and Collections at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. He received his Ph.D. in 1971 from UC Santa Barbara, and served on the faculty at Occidental College and Colorado State University, moving to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden in 1993, where he oversees programs in education, research, and conservation. His research and publications have focused on the Polemoniaceae, floristics of western North America, rare plant reproductive biology, and most recently on Ceanothus. He has been involved in a number of floristic projects, including the Flora of the Great Plains, The Jepson Manual, and the Flora of North America.