Loren H. Rieseberg

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Loren H. Rieseberg
Fields botany
Institutions University of British Columbia, Indiana University
Alma mater Washington State University
Notable awards 2003 MacArthur Fellows Program
2012 Darwin–Wallace Medal

Loren H. Rieseberg is a Canadian-American botanist. He is a Professor of Botany at the University of British Columbia and a Distinguished Professor of Biology at Indiana University,[1][2] and head of the Rieseberg Lab.[3] In October 2016, he was appointed the Director of the UBC Biodiversity Research Centre.[4]

He graduated from Washington State University, with a Ph.D. in 1987.



  • Rieseberg, L.H., and J.H. Willis. "Plant speciation". 2007. Science 317:910-914.
  • Rieseberg, L.H., T.E. Wood, and E. Baack. 2006. "The nature of plant species". Nature 440:524-527.
  • Harter, A.V., K.A. Gardner, D. Falush, D.L. Lentz, R. Bye, L.H. Rieseberg. 2004. "Origin of extant domesticated sunflowers in eastern North America". Nature 430:201-205.
  • Burke, J.M., and L.H. Rieseberg. 2003. "The fitness effects of transgenic disease resistance in wild sunflowers". Science 300:1250.
  • Rieseberg, L.H., O. Raymond, D.M. Rosenthal, Z. Lai, K. Livingstone, T. Nakazato, J.L. Durphy, A.E. Schwarzbach, L.A. Donovan, and C. Lexer. 2003. "Major ecological transitions in annual sunflowers facilitated by hybridization". Science 301:1211-1216.
  • Rieseberg, L. H., A. Widmer, M. A. Arntz, and J. M. Burke. 2002. "Directional selection is the primary cause of phenotypic diversification". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 99:12242-12245.


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