Faculty and Staff Profiles

Randall James Bayer
Professor Chair, Biology
Email: rbayer@memphis.edu
Office Location: Department Of Biological Sciences
Education
  • B.Sc. Plant Breeding - Cornell University - 1978
  • M.Sc. Systematic Botany - The Ohio State University - 1980
  • Ph.D. Systematic Botany - The Ohio State University - 1984

Work Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, Plant Pathology - Cornell University - 1977
  • Teaching Assistant, Botany - The Ohio State University - 1978 - 1979, 1983
  • Research Assistant, Botany - The Ohio State University - 1979 - 1982
  • Assistant Professor, Biology - The University of Windsor - 1984 - 1987
  • Curator of the Benedict Herbarium, Biology - University of Windsor - 1984 - 1987
  • Assistant Professor, Botany - The University of Alberta - 1987 - 1990
  • Curator of the Vascular Plant Herbarium (ALTA), Botany - The University of Alberta - 1987 - 1997
  • Associate Professor, Botany - The University of Alberta - 1990 - 1995
  • Associate Editor,   - Canadian Journal of Botany - 1992 - 1997
  • Visiting Adjunct Scientist, Botany - Washington State University - 1994
  • Professor, Biological Sciences - The University of Alberta - 1995 - 1997
  • Executive Council Member,   - International Organization of Plant Biosystematists - 1995 - 2004
  • Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences - The University of Alberta - 1997 - 2002
  • Principal Research Systematist (CSOF7), Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian National Herbarium (CANB) - CSIRO - Division of Plant Industry - 1997 - 2006
  • Adjunct Reader in Botany, Botany and Zoology - Australian National University - 1998 - present
  • Curator of Calyceraceae and Asteraceae, Australian National Herbarium (CANB) - CSIRO, Plant Industry - 1997 - 2007
  • Program Leader, Centre For Plant Biodiversity Research (CSIRO), Program A - CSIRO, Plant Industry - 1998 - 2002
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of Australian Systematic Botany,   - CSIRO Publishing - 2000 - 2005
  • Senior Principal Research Scientist (CSOF8.1) , Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian National Herbarium (CANB) - CSIRO, Plant Industry - 2006 - Jan. 2007
  • Subprogram Leader, Centre For Plant Biodiversity Research, subprogram HA, “Systematics and Evolution” - CSIRO - 2006 - Jan. 2007
  • Professor and Chairman, Biological Sciences - University of Memphis - 2007 - present
Honors/Awards
  • Regents Scholarship - New York State - 1973
  • Dean's List (for 3 semesters) - Cornell University - 1973 - 1978
  • Presidential Fellow - The Ohio State University - 1983 - 1984
  • Outstanding Graduate Student, Botany Department - The Ohio State University - 1983 - 1984
  • Science Achievement Award for the Best Paper Published in 2005 - The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) - 2006

Teaching Experience

  • Phytogeography - The University of Windsor
  • Taxonomy of Vascular Plants - The University of Windsor
  • Plant Anatomy and Morphology - The University of Windsor
  • Evolutionary Processes in Flowering Plants - The University of Windsor
  • Economic Botany - The University of Alberta
  • Plant Geography - The University of Alberta
  • Morphology and Anatomy of Vascular Plants - The University of Alberta
  • Plant Systematics - The University of Alberta
  • General Botany - The University of Alberta
  • Molecular Systematics - The University of Alberta
  • Principles of Biological Systematics - The University of Alberta
  • Plant Systematics and Evolution - University of Memphis

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • M.Sc - St. Pierre, Michel Denis - University of Windsor, 1989
  • Ph.D. - Liu, Shunguo - University of Alberta, 1993
  • M.Sc. - Cherniawsky, Donna Marie - University of Alberta, 1994
  • Ph.D. - Purdy, Brett Gordon - University of Alberta, 1995
  • M.Sc. - Gordon, Cynthia Elaine - University of Alberta, 1995
  • Ph.D. - Goffinet, Bernard - University of Alberta, 1996
  • B.Sc. Honours (First Class, top of cohort) - Mant, James Gordon - The Australian National University, 1998
  • Ph.D. - Chandler, Gregory Thomas - The Australian National University, 2001
  • Ph.D. - Yulita, Kusumadewi Sri - The Australian National University, 2001
  • Ph.D. - Monro, Anna Magdalena - The Australian National University, 2004
  • Ph.D. - Brown, Gillian K. - University of Melbourne, 2004
  • B.Sc. Honours (Second Class) - Roberts, Alexander Philip - 2004
  • Ph.D. - Cross, Edward William (deceased 2007) - The Australian National University, 2006
  • B.Sc. Honours (First Class) - Hitchcock, Roberta - The Australian National University, 2006
  • M.Sc. (non-thesis) - Chen, Deniz Mario - University of Memphis, 2011

Support

  • For Field Work in the Rocky Mountains - Sigma Xi - $250.00 - 1980
  • For Field Work in the Rocky Mountains - The American Alpine Club - $300.00 - 1980
  • Evolutionary Studies in Antennaria. - National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant - $4,265.00 - 1982 - 1984
  • Operating Start-up Funds - University of Windsor Research Board Grant - $5,000.00 - 1984 - 1985
  • Operating Grant - NSERC (Natural Science and Engineering Research of Canada) - $85,098.00 - 1985 - 1988
  • Operating Grant (Co-investigator with Dr. I.M. Weis) - University of Windsor Research Board Grant - $3,000.00 - 1987
  • Operating Grant - University of Alberta Central Research Fund NSERC - $6,000.00 - 1987 - 1988
  • Operating Grant - NSERC (Natural Science and Engineering Research of Canada) - $81,693.00 - 1988 - 1991
  • Operating Grant (Co-investigator with graduate student D. Lebedyk) - Boreal Institute for Northern Studies Grant - $1,700.00 - 1988 - 1989
  • Operating Grant - University of Alberta Central Research Fund NSERC - $4,000.00 - 1989 - 1990
  • Operating Grant - University of Alberta Central Research Fund NSERC - $4,400.00 - 1990 - 1991
  • Operating Grant - NSERC (Natural Science and Engineering Research of Canada) - $90,000.00 - 1991 - 1994
  • Operating Grant (Co investigator with graduate student B. Purdy) - BAR and NSTG Grants - $5,275.00 - 1991 - 1992
  • Operating Grant (Co investigator with graduate student D. Cherniawsky) - BAR and NSTG Grants - $5,000.00 - 1991 - 1992
  • Operating Grant (Co investigator with graduate student B. Purdy) - World Wildlife Fund - $10,000.00 - 1991 - 1993
  • For Field Work in the Rocky Mountains - University of Alberta Central Research Fund NSERC - $5,040.00 - 1992
  • Equipment Grant (With Drs. R.S Currah and D.H. Vitt) - NSERC - $11,365.00 - 1992
  • Operating Grant (Co-investigator with graduate student B. Purdy) - BAR Grant - $2,300.00 - 1992
  • Operating Grant (Co investigator with graduate student E. Gordon) - BAR Grant - $4,400.00 - 1992
  • Grant for Research Abroad - NSERC - $4,900.00 - 1992 - 1993
  • Equipment Grant (With Drs. R.S Currah and D.H. Vitt) - NSERC - $24,951.00 - 1993
  • Operating Grant (Co-investigator with Drs. R. Marles and V. Harms) - Forestry Canada - $224,250.00 - 1993 - 1995
  • Herbarium Curation - Alberta Museums Association - $3363.00 - 1993 - 1994
  • For Field Work - Vice-President Research - Circumpolar Research Grant (CCI) ) - $8000.00 - 1994
  • Operating Grant - NSERC - $120,000.00 - 1994 - 1998
  • Operating Grant - University of Alberta Central Research Fund NSERC - $5,950.00 - 1994
  • Operating Grant - University of Alberta Central Research Fund NSERC - $3,000.00 - 1995
  • For Field work in South Africa - National Geographic Society - $16,572.35 - 1996 - 1997
  • Appropriation funds - CSIRO - $20,000.00 - 1997 - 1998
  • Appropriation funds - CSIRO - $20,000.00 - 1998 - 1999
  • Operating Grant - Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) - $60,000.00 - 1999 - 2002
  • Appropriation funds - CSIRO - $20,000.00 - 1999 - 2000
  • Operating Grant - CSIRO - France Fund - $13,134.00 - 1999 - 2002
  • Appropriation funds - CSIRO - $20,000.00 - 2000 - 2001
  • For Field Work in Southern Africa and South America - National Geographic Society - $35,500.00 - 2000 - 2002
  • Appropriation funds - CSIRO - $20,000.00 - 2001 - 2002
  • Appropriation funds - CSIRO - $20,000.00 - 2002 - 2003
  • Operating Grant - Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) - $94,500.00 - 2003 - 2005
  • International Postdoc Program - Matthew Unwin - National Science Foundation - $81,816.00 - 2004 - 2005
  • Travel Grant - Australian Academy of Sciences / French Embassy - $8,000.00 - 2005
  • Appropriation funds - CSIRO - $20,000.00 - 2003 - 2004
  • Appropriation funds - CSIRO - $20,000.00 - 2004 - 2005
  • Appropriation funds - CSIRO - $20,000.00 - 2005 - 2006
  • Appropriation funds - CSIRO - $20,000.00 - 2006 - 2007
Journal Articles
  • Jacobs, S., Bayer, R., Everett, J., Arriaga, M., Barkworth, M., Sabin-Badereau A., Torres, A., Vasquez F., Bagnall, N. 2007.  Systematics of the tribe Stipeae (Gramineae) using molecular data.  Aliso 23:  349-361. 
  • Bayer, R. J. and G. T. Chandler.  2007.  Evolution of polyploid agamic complexes: A case study using the Catipes group of Antennaria, including the A. rosea complex (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae).  In:  Grossniklaus, U., Hörandl, E., Sharbel, T. & P. van Dijk (eds.)  Apomixis: Evolution, Mechanisms and Perspectives. Regnum Vegetabile vol. 147. pgs. 317-336. 
  • Bayer, R. J., Mabberley, D. J., Miller, C., Sharma, I., Pfeil, B., Morton, C., Rich, S., Hitchcock, R. and S. Sykes.  ined. A molecular phylogeny of the orange subfamily (Rutaceae: Aurantioideae) using nine cpdna sequences. To be submitted to Amer.J.Bot.