Alpine plant biogeography, biodiversity estimates, Boechera Á. Löve & D. Löve, Boletales, (ethno)botany, Caryophyllales, Claytonia L., edaphic endemism, floristics, geophytes, hybridization, introgression, Leccinum Gray, Montiaceae, morphometrics, mycology, NGS, phylogenetics, polyploidy, RADSeq, Silene L.
Tommy Stoughton, Ph.D.
Center for the Environment
Plymouth State University
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
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American Society of Plant Taxonomists
Cactus and Succulent Society of America
California Native Plant Society
Dean Wm. Taylor
Danea T. and James S. Riley
Graduate Student Council, Claremont Graduate University
National Science Foundation
Northern California Botanists
Pam MacKay (on behalf of Jackie Gore)
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Southern California Botanists
Claremont Graduate University, 2011 to 2016; Ph.D. in Botany
University of Redlands, 2004 to 2008; B.A. in Environment Studies, Emphasis in Botany
Research Faculty, Plymouth State University (PSU) 10/2016 to present
Conservation Program Assistant, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) 1/2016 to 5/2016
Curatorial Assistant, RSABG 9/2015 to 12/2015
Molecular Laboratory Assistant, RSABG 9/2013 to 12/2013
Molecular phylogenetics of Chloridoid grasses, RSABG 1/2013 to 5/2013
Genetic studies of Sneed Pincushion Cactus, RSABG 9/2012 to 12/2012
Seeds of Success Coordinator, RSABG 3/2010 to 12/2011
Biological Science Technician, San Bernardino National Forest 7/2007 to 3/2010
Guest Instructor (BIOL44, Intro. Bio.), Keck Science Department (serving Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges) 3/2015 to 4/2015 and 3/2016 to 4/2016
Teaching Assistantship (EA55L, Phys. Geo. & Geomorph. ), Keck Science Department 1/2014 to 5/2014
Teaching Assistantship (BIOL44, Intro. Bio.), Keck Science Department 1/2012 to 5/2012
MushroomObserver image contributor and taxon ID reviewer
CalPhotos image contributor and taxon ID reviewer
School of Botany Representative to the Graduate Student Council (GSC)
Pomona College Internship Program: Mentor
Southern California Botanists: Vice President, Field Trip Leader, and Member
SBNFA, Non-Profit Association: Volunteer Naturalist Training Leader and Field Trip Leader
American Society of Plant Taxonomists, Botanical Society of America, Cactus and Succulent Society of America, California Botanical Society, California Native Plant Society, Northern California Botanists, and Torrey Botanical Society: Member
2015 – National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant ($18,510): Evolution and Systematics of Claytonia lanceolata sensu lato (Montiaceae).
Northern California Botanists Graduate Student Research Scholarship ($1000)
2014 – Cactus and Succulent Society of America Research Grant ($1500)
California Native Plant Society Award for Conservation Management Plan ($800)
Experiment.com ($8146): Alpine plant biodiversity: why is it so high?
2013 – NSF Graduate Student Research Fellowship (Honorable Mention): Evolution and Systematics of Claytonia lanceolata sensu lato (Montiaceae).
American Society of Plant Taxonomists Graduate Student Research Award ($800)
California Native Plant Society Educational Grants ($400)
2012 – Southern California Botanists Annual Research Grant Recipient ($500)
HONORS & AWARDS
2016 – American Society of Plant Taxonomists Cooley Award ($500)
2015 – California Native Plant Society Best Student Speaker Award ($100)
2013 – California Botanical Society 24th Graduate Student Meeting Top Speaker Award ($100)
2012 – CGU Graduate Student Council Fall Travel Award Recipient ($200)
2004–08 – University of Redlands: Presidential Scholarship, Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, Dean’s List (7 semesters), and Scholar Athlete Award
2016 – An update concerning the tuberous Claytonia of northern California: how many unique species are we calling Claytonia lanceolata? Northern California Botanists Symposium, Chico, CA.
2015 – Flora of Mt. San Gorgonio and Southern California discoveries. Southern California Botanists Annual Symposium, Claremont, CA.
Introduction to the alpine flora of Mt. San Gorgonio. Monthly Seminar Series of the Sierra Club San Gorgonio Chapter, San Bernardino, CA.
Plant-centric (botanical) career track: how did I get here? University of Redlands Senior Capstone Visiting Seminar Series, Redlands, CA.
2013 – Islands in the stream: significance of Pleistocene biogeography in the Basin and Range Province for the montane flora of southern California. Southern California Botanists Annual Symposium, Claremont, CA.
Is southern California still a black hole for botanists? Species problems from my ‘well-botanized’ backyard. Friends of the UC/Jeps Herbaria Seminar Series, Berkeley, CA.
Evolution of the rare, uncommon and unusual flora of the San Bernardino Mountains. RSABG Volunteer Enrichment Seminar, Claremont, CA.
2011 – Steps for making an appropriate seed collection – It’s more than just gathering seeds! Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District Symposium: Native Seed Production for Restoration, Hedgerows & Cover Crops within Southern California, Redlands, CA.
An introduction to the rare, uncommon and unusual flora of the San Bernardino Mountains. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Botany Seminar Series, Claremont, CA.
PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2016 – Systematics and Evolution of Claytonia lanceolata sensu lato (Montiaceae). Botanical Society of America Annual Botany Meeting, Savannah, Georgia.
2015 – Next-gen data for a next-gen problem: Resolving relationships and taxonomy of the tuberous, perennial Claytonia (Montiaceae). Caryophyllales 2015 International Conference, Berlin, Germany. (with D.D. Jolles)
Dumpster diving for clade resolution: Next Generation Sequencing of Claytonia. Botanical Society of America Annual Botany Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta (CAN).
Next-gen data for a next-gen problem: Resolving relationships and taxonomy of the tuberous, perennial Claytonia L. California Botanical Society Graduate Student Symposium, Claremont, CA. (with D.D. Jolles & R.L. O’Quinn)
Edaphic endemism and Silene verecunda (Caryophyllaceae): one taxon, or twenty? California Botanical Society Graduate Student Symposium, Claremont, CA. (with H.A. Bartosh & D.D. Jolles)
Will the real Claytonia lanceolata please stand up? California Native Plant Society Conservation Conference, Sacramento, CA. (with D.D. Jolles & R.L. O’Quinn)
2014 – Systematics and biogeography of Claytonia lanceolata sensu lato (Montiaceae): a species complex riddled with species complexes. Botanical Society of America Annual Meeting, Boise, ID.
2013 – Past hybridization events in Boechera (Brassicaceae) provide intriguing insights into the biogeography of the Arcto-Tertiary Geoflora in southern California. California Botanical Society 24th Graduate Student Meeting, Claremont, CA.
Developing a species complex: systematics and biogeography of Claytonia lanceolata s.l. (Montiaceae). Botanical Society of America Annual Botany Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (with D.D. Jolles & R.L. O’Quinn)
2012 – Hitting the ground running: Seeds of Success efforts in the California deserts. CNPS Conservation Conference, San Diego, CA.