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Lauren Ruane

Lauren Ruane

Associate Professor

Forbes Hall 1016
(757) 594-0838


  • Ph D in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
  • BS in Biology, Tufts University


BIOL 111: Plants & People; BIOL 115: Plants & People of Peru (summer study abroad); BIOL 213: Principles of Biology III; BIOL 308 & 308L: Plant Biology with Lab; BIOL 328: Island Biology & Experimental Design (spring break study abroad)


Plant ecology & evolution with a special interest in the reproductive ecology and population dynamics of rare and endangered species

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2017). Drought response strategies of Clarkia gracilis (Onagraceae) populations from serpentine and non-serpentine soils. International Journal of Plant Sciences. Volume, 178. Issue, 4. Pages, 313-319.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2015). Fitness consequences of short- and long-distance pollinations in Phlox hirsuta, an endangered species. American Journal of Botany. Volume, 102. Pages, 1659-1665.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2014). Influence of Soil Cadmium and Mycorrhizal Fungi on the Fatty Acid Profile of Flax (Linum usitatissimum) Seeds. J. Sci. Food Agric.. Volume, 95. Issue, 12. Pages, 2528-2532.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2014). Mangroves as islands: Effects of tree size and isolation on inhabiting faunal richness, individual abundance, and species turnover. Caribbean Naturalist. Pages, 1-13.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2014). Floral display size, conspecific density, and florivory affect fruit set in natural populations of Phlox hirsuta, an endangered species. Annals of Botany. Volume, 113. Pages, 887-893.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2013). Pollen viability and the potential for self-pollen interference in Phlox hirsuta, an endangered species. International Journal of Plant Sciences. Volume, 174. Pages, 1251-1258.

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