Biology

Dr. Melanie Link-Perez

Assistant Professor
Office SC 1015
912.344.3310
melanie.link-perez@armstrong.edu

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Courses Taught

  • BIOL 1107 - Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 1108 - Principles of Biology II
  • BIOL 2020 - Plant Biology
  • BIOL 3150 - Horticulture
  • BIOL 4150 - Plant Physiology
  • BIOL 4910 - Research


Academic Profile

  • Ph.D. - Plant Systematics - Miami University, 2010
  • M.S. - Plant Ecology - Miami University, 2005
  • B.A. - Biological Sciences - Smith College, 2003
  • A.A. - Biological Sciences - Hillsborough Community College, 2000
  • Assistant Professor - State University of New York (Oneonta), 2009-2010
  • Lecturer - University of Oklahoma, 2010-2011
  • Assistant Professor - Armstrong Atlantic State University, 2011-present


Research Interests

  • Plant molecular systematics
  • Evolution & diversification of ferns & lycophytes
  • Plant terrestrial ecology
  • Science education
     

Selected  Publications

(bold=undergraduate researcher)

  • Link-Pérez, M.A., and E.E. Schussler.  2013.  Elementary botany: how teachers in one school district teach about plants.  Plant Science Bulletin 59(3): 99-110.
  • Schussler, E.E., N.U. Bautista, M.A. Link-Pérez, N.G. Solomon, and B.A. Steinly. 2013. Instruction matters for nature of science understanding in college biology laboratories.  BioScience 63(5): 380-389.
  • Link-Pérez, M.A., L.E. Watson, and R.J. Hickey.  2011.  Redefinition of Adiantopsis Fée (Pteridaceae): systematics, diversification, and biogeography. Taxon 60(5): 1255-1268.
  • Link-Pérez, M.A., and R.J. Hickey.  2011.  Revision of Adiantopsis radiata (Pteridaceae) with descriptions of new taxa with palmately compound laminae.  Systematic Botany 36(3): 565-582.
  • Schussler, E.E., M.A. Link-Pérez, K.M. Weber, and V.H. Dollo.  2010.  Exploring plant and animal content in elementary science textbooks.  Journal of Biological Education 44(3): 123-128.
  • Link-Pérez, M.A., V.H. Dollo, K.M. Weber, and E.E. Schussler.  2010.  What’s in a name: differential labelling of plant and animal photographs in two nationally-syndicated science textbook series.  International Journal of Science Education 32(9): 1227-1242, First published on: 22 July 2009 (iFirst).
  • Hickey, R.J., C.C. Macluf, and M.A. Link-Pérez.  2009.  Isoetes maxima, a new species from Brazil.  American Fern Journal 99(3): 194-199.