Loren H. Rieseberg

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Loren H. Rieseberg
Born 1961
Alberta, Canada
Alma mater Washington State University
Awards 2003 MacArthur Fellows Program
2012 Darwin–Wallace Medal
Scientific career
Fields botany
Institutions University of British Columbia, Indiana University

Loren H. Rieseberg, FRS is a Canadian-American botanist.

Born in Alberta, Canada, his family moved to the US. He graduated from Washington State University, with a Ph.D. in 1987.

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]

Honours and awards


  • 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.


  1. ^ http://www.bio.indiana.edu/faculty/directory/profile.php?person=lriesebe
  2. ^ http://www.indiana.edu/~alldrp/members/rieseberg.html
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  4. ^ https://science.ubc.ca/news/loren-rieseberg-appointed-director-ubc-biodiversity-research-centre
  5. ^ "Loren Reiseberg biography". Royal Society. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Medals and Prizes". The Linnean Society of London. Archived from the original on 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 

External links

  • "Loren H. Rieseberg", Scientific Commons
  • Rieseberg web page University of British Columbia
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