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Aaron Liston

Herbarium Director & Associate Department Head
listona [at]

Office: 541-737-5301

Cordley Hall

Cordley Hall 4605

2701 SW Campus Way

2701 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

My research focuses on the application of genomics to plant phylogeny and speciation. I am currently using the strawberry genus (Fragaria) as a model for studying the evolution of polyploidy and sex chromosomes.


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Ag Botany / Plant Path
I accept graduate students for the Botany and Plant Pathology Department
Courses Taught: 

BOT 321 Plant Systematics (spring term)

BOT 475/575, BDS 475/575 Comparative Genomics (winter term)

BOT 406 Curatorial Assistant

BOT 323 Flowering Plants of the World (previously)

See the schedule of classes for details

OSU Main Campus
Beyond OSU

I lived the first 17 years of my life in Phoenix, Arizona. I then moved to Israel, where I discovered the wonders of botany and completed a B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I then moved back to the US and completed a PhD at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, California. After a short post-doc at UC Davis, I arrived at Oregon State University in 1991, and have been here ever since! I study plant evolution using genomic data, and my current research focus is the strawberry genus.

Professional Accomplishments

Ph.D., 1990, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA

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