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Jennifer Messick, Ph.D.
Jenna Messick, Ph.D., is currently a professor of Biology and Herbarium Curator at the University of Central Oklahoma. My research interests are plant focused and include taxonomy, ecology, distributions and spatial ecology, phenology, seed germination, population genetics.
Education and Certifications
B.S. Botany & Anthropology, University of Oklahoma
M.A. Biogeography, University of Oklahoma
Ph.D. Biogeography, University of Oklahoma
Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities
Messick, J.A., and B.W. Hoagland. 2018. Seed Production and Germination of Penstemon oklahomensis Pennell (Plantaginaceae), a Southern Great Plains Endemic. Castanea, 83: 91-103.
Messick, J.A., and B.W. Hoagland. 2013. Potential Distribution Modeling of Penstemon oklahomensis Pennell (Plantaginaceae). Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 7: 891-899.
Hoagland, B.W., Messick, J., Rahman, M., and T. Fagin. 2013. Vegetation Patterns in Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma: An Analysis of General Land Office Survey Records from 1874 and 1905. Publications of the Oklahoma Biological Survey, 12: 1-14.
Messick, J.A., and B.W. Hoagland. 2012. Penstemon oklahomensis (Plantaginaceae) Habitat in Oklahoma. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, 92: 37-46.
Professional and Community Involvement
UCO Horticulture Club
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Botanical Society of America
Society of Herbarium Curators
Flora of Oklahoma
BIO 1225 - Principles of Biology - Diversity
BIO 3303 - Genetics
BIO 4294 - Plant Taxonomy and Laboratory
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