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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
May 29, 2016

Canadian Excellence

Dr. Mihai Costea

Associate Professor, Biology; Curator of the WLU herbarium

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.3407

Office Location: N3021E

Languages Spoken


Academic Background

Ph.D: 1998. University of Bucharest; 1999-2000. Fulbright scholar. Univ. of California, Riverside; 2001-2005. Postdoc/Reserch Assoc.University of Guelph

Research interests: Botany in general; here are some examples of topics that I am interested in:(1) Delimitation of species and understanding their evolutionary relationships using morphological and molecular data sets. Currently, I am investigating the systematics, evolution and biogeography of Cuscuta (dodders) (Convolvulaceae), a genus of about 200 parasitic species. See: Digital Atlas of Cuscuta (Convolvulaceae); (2) Diversity, evolution and function of various plant morphologies and structures; (3) Reproductive biology: diversity of strategies and their evolution; (4) Biologyof weeds and invasive plants; (5) Plant Conservation; (6) Ethnobotany; (7) Flora of North and South America: I am contributing with taxonomic treatments to three major floristic projects: JepsonManual (Flora of California), Flora of North America, and Flora Neotropica.

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