Prof. Doug Soltis University of Florida, USA

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Douglas E. Soltis is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Florida. Prior to moving to Florida in 2000, he was Professor of Botany at Washington State University. He received his Ph.D. in 1980 and is considered a world leader in plant molecular systematics. Research... read moreinterests include angiosperm phylogeny (i.e., building the plant tree of life) and evolution and genome doubling (polyploidy). He was president of the Botanical Society of America (1999-2000). He received the Distinguished Faculty Award, Washington State University (1998) and was named a Distinguished Professor at the University of Florida in 2008. He has received the Centennial Award and the Merit Award from the Botanical Society of America. With Pam Soltis he received the Dahlgren International Prize in Botany (2002) and the Asay Gray Award in Plant Systematics (2006). With coauthors P. Soltis, P. Endress, M. Chase he received the Stebbins Medal in 2006 (for Phylogeny and Evolution of Angiosperms).