The University of North Carolina Herbarium
has catalogued about ninety plant specimens collected by Adrienne
Edwards. All are from Orange County,
North Carolina and were collected while she was an undergraduate at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For an undergraduate research
project, Edwards inventoried the flora of Battle Park, a 93-acre woodland
named for Kemp Plummer Battle, president of the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill from 1876-1891. On July
1, 2004, the North Carolina Botanical Garden assumed responsibility for the
care of Battle Park.
Trail in Battle Park
After earning her B.A. in botany at
UNC-Chapel Hill in 1983, Adrienne Edwards went on to earn a M.S. in botany
from the University of Georgia in Athens in 1992, and then a Ph.D. from that
institution in 1999.
Her research interests at Illinois Natural
Heritage Survey (Champaign, IL) included the reproductive ecology and
demography of rare species and invasive species, colonization/extinction
dynamics, seed bank dynamics, and vegetative dynamics in isolated habitats.
Dr. Edwards is currently a lecturer in the
Geological & Environmental Sciences Department at California State
University, Chico, a board member for Friends of the
Herbarium for the California State University, Chico Herbarium (CHSC) and
active in the California Native Plant Society. In addition, Dr. Edwards does environmental
consulting, edible/native landscaping and restoration.
texana A. Heller
Photo courtesy of
the Native Plant Society of Texas
Edwards, A. L. 1992. Population genetics of the rare Asclepias texana and
it widespread congener, Asclepias perennis, and the behavior of milkweed seeds in
water. M.S. thesis, University of
Edwards, A.L., R. Wyatt, and R.S. Sharitz.
1994. Seed buoyancy and
viability of the wetland milkweed Asclepias perennis and an upland milkweed, Asclepias exaltata. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 121: 160-169.
Edwards, A.L. and R. Wyatt. 1994.
Population genetics of the rare Asclepias texana and its widespread sister
species, Asclepias perennis. Systematic Botany 19: 291-307.
Wyatt, R.., A.L. Edwards, S.R. Lipow, and C.T. Ivey. 1998. The rare Asclepias texana and its widespread sister
species, Asclepias perennis,
are self-incompatible and interfertile. Systematic Botany 23: 151-156.
Edwards, A., with R. Forrest. 1998.
The aquatic nymph. The World
and I 13(8): 166-171. Washington Times Corp.
Edwards, A.L. 1999. Population genetics of the rare Sagittaria isoetiformis
and S. teres
(Alismataceae), and the pollination ecology of the progenitor
species, S. isoetiformis. Ph.D. thesis, University of Georgia,
Edwards, A.L. and Rebecca R. Sharitz.
1999. Population genetics of
two closely-related perennials found in isolated wetlands: Sagittaria isoetiformis and S.
Am. J. Bot. (complete citation needed).
Edwards, A.L. and Rebecca R. Sharitz.
1999. Clone size and diversity
of Sagittaria isoetiformis
and S. teres. J. of Heredity (complete citation needed).
Childers, D.L., R.D. Jones, J. Trexler, C. Buzzelli, S. Dailey,
A.L. Edwards, E. Gaiser, K. Jayachandam,
D. Lee, J. Meeder, M. Nair, J. Pechmann,
A. Renshaw, J. Richards, M. Rugge,
L. Scinto, P. Sterling and W. Van Gelder. 1999.
Quantifying the effects of low-level phosphorus enrichment on unimpacted Everglades wetlands
with in situ flumes and phosphorus
dosing (complete citation needed).
Edwards, A.L. and R.R. Sharitz. 2000.
Population genetics of two closely-related perennials found in
isolated wetlands: Sagittaria isoetiformis and S. teres. Am. J. Bot. 87: 1147-1158.
Noe, G.B., D.L. Childers, A.L. Edwards, E. Gaiser, K. Jayachandran, D.
Lee, J. Meeder, J. Richards, L.J. Scinto, J. Trexler, and R.D.
Jones. 2001. Short-term changes in phosphorus storange in an oligotrophic
Everglades wetland ecosystem receiving experimental nutrient enrichment. Biogeochemistry 59: 239-267.
Edwards, A.L. and A.S. Weakley. 2001.
Population biology and management of rare plants in depression
wetlands of the U.S. Southeastern Coastal Plain. Natural Areas Journal 21: 12-35.
Edwards, A.L. and R.R. Sharitz. 2002.
Clonal diversity in two rare plants: Sagittaria isoetiformis and S.
International J. of Plant Sci.
(complete citation needed).
Sorrie, Bruce A., Brian R.
Keener, and Adrienne L. Edwards. 2007.
Reinstatement of Sagittaria macrocarpa (Alismataceae).
the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 1 (1): 345-350.