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The University of North Carolina
Herbarium
A Department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden

 
 


Collectors of the UNC Herbarium
Information compiled by Carol Ann McCormick

Adrienne Leigh Edwards

The University of North Carolina Herbarium has catalogued about ninety plant specimens collected by Adrienne Edwards.  All are from Orange County, North Carolina and were collected while she was an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For an undergraduate research project, Edwards inventoried the flora of Battle Park, a 93-acre woodland named for Kemp Plummer Battle, president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1876-1891.  On July 1, 2004, the North Carolina Botanical Garden assumed responsibility for the care of Battle Park.

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Trail in Battle Park

After earning her B.A. in botany at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1983, Adrienne Edwards went on to earn a M.S. in botany from the University of Georgia in Athens in 1992, and then a Ph.D. from that institution in 1999. 

Her research interests at Illinois Natural Heritage Survey (Champaign, IL) included the reproductive ecology and demography of rare species and invasive species, colonization/extinction dynamics, seed bank dynamics, and vegetative dynamics in isolated habitats.

Dr. Edwards is currently a lecturer in the Geological & Environmental Sciences Department at California State University, Chico, a board member for Friends of the Herbarium for the California State University, Chico Herbarium (CHSC) and active in the California Native Plant Society.  In addition, Dr. Edwards does environmental consulting, edible/native landscaping and restoration. 

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Asclepias texana A. Heller
Photo courtesy of the Native Plant Society of Texas

 

PUBLICATIONS (incomplete list):

Edwards, A. L. 1992.  Population genetics of the rare Asclepias texana and it widespread congener, Asclepias perennis, and the behavior of milkweed seeds in water.  M.S. thesis, University of Georgia, Athens.

Edwards, A.L., R. Wyatt, and R.S. Sharitz.  1994.  Seed buoyancy and viability of the wetland milkweed Asclepias perennis and an upland milkweed, Asclepias exaltata.  Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 121:  160-169.

Edwards, A.L. and R. Wyatt.  1994.  Population genetics of the rare Asclepias texana and its widespread sister species, Asclepias perennis.  Systematic Botany 19:  291-307.

Wyatt, R.., A.L. Edwards, S.R. Lipow, and C.T. Ivey. 1998.  The rare Asclepias texana and its widespread sister species, Asclepias perennis, are self-incompatible and interfertile.  Systematic Botany 23:  151-156.

Edwards, A., with R. Forrest.  1998.  The aquatic nymph.  The World and I 13(8):  166-171.  Washington Times Corp.

Edwards, A.L. 1999.  Population genetics of the rare Sagittaria isoetiformis and S. teres (Alismataceae), and the pollination ecology of the progenitor species, S. isoetiformis.  Ph.D. thesis, University of Georgia, Athens. 

Edwards, A.L. and Rebecca R. Sharitz.  1999.  Population genetics of two closely-related perennials found in isolated wetlands:  Sagittaria isoetiformis and S. teres.  Am. J. Bot. (complete citation needed).

Edwards, A.L. and Rebecca R. Sharitz.  1999.  Clone size and diversity of Sagittaria isoetiformis and S. teres.  J. of Heredity  (complete citation needed).

Childers, D.L., R.D. Jones, J. Trexler, C. Buzzelli, S. Dailey, A.L. Edwards, E. Gaiser, K. Jayachandam, D. Lee, J. Meeder, M. Nair, J. Pechmann, A. Renshaw, J. Richards, M. Rugge, L. Scinto, P. Sterling and W. Van Gelder. 1999.  Quantifying the effects of low-level phosphorus enrichment on unimpacted Everglades wetlands with in situ flumes and phosphorus dosing (complete citation needed).

Edwards, A.L. and R.R. Sharitz.  2000.  Population genetics of two closely-related perennials found in isolated wetlands:  Sagittaria isoetiformis and S. teres.  Am. J. Bot. 87:  1147-1158.

Noe, G.B., D.L. Childers, A.L. Edwards, E. Gaiser, K. Jayachandran, D. Lee, J. Meeder, J. Richards, L.J. Scinto, J. Trexler, and R.D. Jones.  2001.  Short-term changes in phosphorus storange in an oligotrophic Everglades wetland ecosystem receiving experimental nutrient enrichment.  Biogeochemistry 59:  239-267.

Edwards, A.L. and A.S. Weakley.  2001.  Population biology and management of rare plants in depression wetlands of the U.S. Southeastern Coastal Plain.  Natural Areas Journal 21:  12-35.

Edwards, A.L. and R.R. Sharitz.  2002.  Clonal diversity in two rare plants:  Sagittaria isoetiformis and S. teres.  International J. of Plant Sci.  (complete citation needed).

Sorrie, Bruce A., Brian R. Keener, and Adrienne L. Edwards. 2007. Reinstatement of Sagittaria macrocarpa (Alismataceae). Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 1 (1): 345-350.

 

 

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Last Updated: 22 June 2011