As you might have guessed from the statement at the top of the
page you are visiting with a Botanist. I have diverse interests and teach
Genetics, Evolution, Field Ecology, Principles of Ecology, Botany and some of
the majors' introductory Biology. Presently I am working to establish La
Salle as an Arboretum. Although the project is in its infancy, work is fairly
far along on identifying the woody plants (trees, shrubs and vines) of the
campus and some of the plants have been labeled. To find out more about this
project and access the current checklist, click on ARBORETUM in the menu at
the bottom of this page.
is my primary interest and duty. I have been at La Salle
since 1969. When time permits I work on the La Salle
Arboretum project, Flora of the Penllyn Natural Area and the biology of the
upper Wissahickon Creek. I have collaborated with Robert Allen Smith at The
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
on plant tissue culture (Taxus, Nicotiana).
Science & Technology Center,