Brenda Molano-Flores

 

Affiliate in Plant Biology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Natural Resources & Environmental Science
Affiliate in Entomology
Research Scientist, Illinois Natural History Survey

 

Illinois Natural History Survey
1816 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
room 2011

email: molano1@illinois.edu
office: 217-265-8167
http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu
MC-652

 

Education

 

Ph.D., 1997, University of Iowa,
M.S., 1991, Univ. of Puerto Rico

 

Area(s) of Expertise

 

Plant-Insect Interactions, Rare Plant Conservation, Restoration Ecology

 

Research:

 

My research addresses a number of topics in plant reproductive ecology and conservation biology. Currently my emphasis is in four areas: plant interactions, rare plant conservation, reproductive ecology and seed bank dynamics. The main habitat that I am conducting my research is prairies.

 

Web page:

 

http://www.inhs.illinois.edu/staff/index.php?action=list&user_name=molano1

 

Publications:

 

Ruffatto, D.M., D.N. Zaya, and B. Molano-Flores. 2015. Reproductive success of the gynodioecious Lobelia spicata Lam. (Campanulaceae): female frequency, population demographics, and latitudinal patterns. The International Journal of Plant Sciences 176:120-130.

 

Chi, K. and B. Molano-Flores. 2014. Can floral display size compensate for Allee effects caused by low population abundance and density in Synthyris bullii (Plantaginaceae), a rare species? American Journal of Botany 101:428-436.

 

Molano-Flores, B. and T. Bell. 2012. Projected population dynamics and extinction rates for a federally endangered plant under different climate change emission scenarios. Biological Conservation 145:130-138.