Dr. Justin Ramsey
Dr. Justin Ramsey is assistant professor of plant biology and curator of the BHSU herbarium. Justin completed his PhD in Botany at the University of Washington (Seattle) and was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). He served on the biology faculty at the University of Rochester before moving to BHSU in 2014. Justin’s research focuses on ecological adaptation and systematics of North American yarrows (Achillea millefolium aggregate), a polyploid complex that inhabits diverse climatic and soil environments; he also collaborates with Tara Ramsey on studies of polyploidy in ivies and directs conservation-focused projects on forest and grassland habitats. Justin teaches intro and upper-level plant biology courses at BHSU and, outside of work, enjoys dog sports with Hiesey the border collie.