Brian Keener, Ph.D.

  Assistant Professor of Biology
Director Curator of the University of West Alabama Herbarium
Station 7
Bibb Graves 107
(205) 652-3796
Degrees: Ph.D., University of Alabama, 2005
M.S., University of Alabama 1999
B.S., Auburn University, 1996
Employment Date: August 2003
Classes usually taught:

BY 212 General Botany
BY 314 Dendrology
BY 410/510 Plant Taxonomy
BY 413/513 Plant Systematics

Academic / Research Interests:

Vascular Flora of Alabama
Vascular Plant Taxonomy & Systematics
Aquatic Plants
Herbarium Curation

Current Projects:

Vascular Flora of Alabama
Molecular Systematics of Sagittaria (Alismataceae)

Recent Publications:
  • Keener, B. R. & L. J. Davenport. 2007. A New Name for the Well-Known Asplenium (Aspleniaceae) from Hale County, Alabama. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 1:103-108.
  • Sorrie, B. A., B. R. Keener, & A. L. Edwards. 2007. Reinstatement of Sagittaria macrocarpa (Alismataceae). Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 1:345-350.
  • Keener, B. R. 2007. Noteworthy Collections: Alabama. Castanea 72: 47-48
    Keener, B. R. 2006. Balduina Pp. 419-420 in Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 21, ed. Flora of North America Editorial Committee. Oxford University Press, New York.
  • Lindqvist, C., J. D. Laet, R. R. Haynes, L. Aagesen, B. R. Keener and V. A. Albert. 2006. Molecular phylogenetics of an aquatic plant lineage, Potamogetonaceae. Cladistics 22: 568-588.
  • Keener, B. R. 2004. Review of Flora of China Volume 24 by Wu Zheng-yi and Peter Raven (eds.). 2000 & Flora of China Illustrations Volume 24 by Wu Zheng-yi and Peter Ravan (eds.). 2002. Systematic Botany 29: 221.
  • Keener, B. R. & R. Kral. 2003. A New Species of Solidago (Asteraceae) from North Central Alabama. Sida 20: 1589-1593.