Leslie R. Goertzen
Associate Professor & Director, John D. Freeman Herbarium

Office: 313 Rouse Life Sciences Bldg.

101 Rouse Life Sciences Bldg.
Auburn University, AL 36849

Office Phone: (334) 844-1637
Fax: (334) 844-1645
Email Leslie R. Goertzen

Ph.D. - Texas 2001
M.Sc. - UBC 1996
B.Sc. - Université d'Ottawa 1992

Research and Teaching Interests

Plant evolutionary biology including systematics, phylogeny, molecular evolution and genomics.

Selected Publications

Dane F, Wang Z and Goertzen LR. 2015. Analysis of the complete chloroplast genome of Castanea pumila var.pumila, the Allegheny chinkapin. Tree Genetics and Genomes 11:14. 

Hansen CJ and Goertzen LR. 2014. Validation of nrDNA ITS as a DNA barcode for Marshallia (Asteraceae). Paysonia3: 5–10.

Wang Z, Hu H, Goertzen LR, McElroy JS and Dane F. 2014. Analysis of the Citrullus colocynthis Transcriptome during Water Deficit Stress. PLoS ONE 9(8): e104657.

Dane F, Li X, Kocot K, and Goertzen LR. 2013. Comparative Analysis of the Transcriptome of Castanea pumila var.pumilaActa Horticulturae 1019: 55–60.

Hansen CJ, Pancake, DC and Goertzen LR. 2013. Vascular Plant Flora of the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, Alabama. Paysonia 2: 1–28.


Undergraduate Graduate
Plant Systematics - BIOL5120
Organismal Biology - BIOL1030
Plant Systematics - BIOL6120
Phylogenetics - BIOL7970

Last updated: 05/28/2015