Alison Sherwood

Professor and Chair of Botany

Professor and Chair of Botany


PhD 2001, University of Guelph

Contact Information
Phone: (808) 956-3930 or (808) 956-4115

Graduate Faculty Memberships
Botany, EECB, Marine Biology

Research Interests

Algal Biodiversity – diversity, phylogeography, systematics, evolution and ecology of the marine, freshwater and terrestrial algal floras of the Hawaiian Islands

The Hawaiian islands are a unique location for the study of biodiversity, adaptive radiation and island biogeography. Research in my lab is concentrated on the systematics of various algal lineages in the Hawaiian islands, their mechanisms of spread, and their phylogenetic relationships.


Please see our lab’s website for more information on our current research:

Link to Laboratory Site