Darin S. Penneys
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Darin S. Penneys
Curriculum Vitæ – October 2009

Contact Information:
John J. Rose Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Botany
California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, California   94118
Phone: 418-379-5389
email: dpenneys@calacademy.org
website:  www.flmnh.ufl.edu/melastomes

Education:
2008-present     Postdoc California Academy of Sciences
2007-2008        Postdoc Université Paul Sabatier / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
2007                 Ph.D., Botany   University of Florida
2001                 M. S., Botany    University of Florida
1992                 B. S., Biology    Southern Connecticut State University

Dissertation:
Phylogeny and character evolution in the Blakeeae (Melastomataceae).  Committee: Walter S. Judd (Chair),
Douglas E. Soltis, Frank Almeda, Norris H. Williams, Jon Reiskind.
Thesis:
A systematic revision and cladistic analysis of Charianthus (Miconieae: Melastomataceae) using
morphological and molecular characters.  Committee: Walter S. Judd (Chair), J. Dan Skean, Jr., Norris H.
Williams, Jon Reiskind.

Grants, Awards, and Honors:    
2009                California Academy of Sciences, Lindsay Award for Field Research.  $5000
2006                 Deep Time Travel Award.  $500
2005                 National Science Foundation – Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant.  Phylogeny
                                    and character evolution in the Blakeeae (Melastomataceae): Neotropical
                                    hemiepiphytes with mite and ant domatia.  NSF DEB:0508582.  $12,000
2005                 New England Botanical Club - Merritt Lyndon Fernald Award for best paper
                                    published in volume 106 of Rhodora
2004                 Botanical Society of America - Karling Award.  $500
2004                 American Society of Plant Systematists - Graduate Student Research Grant.  $900
2004                 Deep Time Travel Award.  $500
2002                 Graduate Student Teacher Award, University of Florida
2002                 Deep Time Travel Award.  $500
2001                 Deep Time Travel Award.  $500
Epidendrum penneystigma Hágsater & García-Cruz.  In: Icones Orchidacearum, fasc. 3(2): t. 368. 1999.

Teaching Experience:
2006-2007         Graduate Teaching Assistant , Local Flora of North Florida, Department of Botany,
....................................University of Florida (Lecture & lab)
2003                 Instructor, Biology I.  Cells, Organisms, & Genetics, Department of Biological Sciences,
                                    University of Florida (Lecture)
2001-2002         Instructor, Local Flora of North Florida, Department of Botany, University of Florida
                                    (Lecture & lab)
2000                 Graduate Teaching Assistant; Tropical Botany, Department of Botany, University of
                                    Florida (Lab)
2000                 Graduate Teaching Assistant; Introductory Plant Systematics, Department of Botany,
                                    University of Florida (Lab)
1998-1999         Graduate Teaching Assistant; Integrated Principles of Biology I, Department of
                                    Biological Sciences, University of Florida (Lab)                          
1996                 Teaching Assistant, Tropical Biology, Council on International Educational Exchange,
                                    Monteverde, Costa Rica (Lecture & lab)
1995                 Teaching Assistant, Tropical Dendrology, Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, Costa Rica

Research Experience:
2008-present     John J. Rose Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Phylogenetics of the Melastomataceae,
                                    Department of Botany, California Academy of Sciences
2007-2008         Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The BRIDGE, Université Paul Sabatier – Centre National
                                    de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
2005-2006         Research Assistant in Melastome Systematics, Department of Botany, University of
                                    Florida
2002-2005         Research Assistant in Plant Systematics, Department of Biological Sciences, University
                                    of Florida
2000-2006         Melastomataceae identifications, United States National Herbarium, Missouri Botanical
                                    Garden, New York Botanical Garden, plus national and local herbaria in
                                    Dominica, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador
2001                 Botanical Field Technician, Florida Natural Areas Inventory
1997-1998         Database Technician, University of Pennsylvania, Dan Janzen laboratory, Lepidoptera
                                    of Guanacaste Conservation Area
1995-1996         Field Botanist, Flora of Monteverde, Costa Rica (Missouri Botanical Garden)
1994-1995         Field Botanist, Santa Elena Reserve, Monteverde, Costa Rica
1993-1994         Conservation Gardener, North Carolina Botanical Garden, University of North Carolina -
                                    Chapel Hill
1991-1992         Botanical Technician, United States Forest Service, Fremont National Forest, Oregon

Publications:
Almeda, F., M. Alvear, D.S. Penneys, and F.A. Michelangeli.  Melastomataceae.  In: R. Bernal (ed.).
            Catalogue of the plants of Colombia.  Submitted.
Morales-Puentes, M.E., and D.S. Penneys.  Nuevas especies de Chalybea Naud. y Huilaea Wurdack. 
            Brittonia: in press.
Penneys, D.S. and E. Cotton.  Melastomataceae.  In: R. Valencia, N. Pitman, S. León-Yánez, and P.M.
            Jørgensen (eds).  Libro rojo de las plantas endémicas del Ecuador 2005, II Edition.  Publicaciones
            del Herbario QCA, Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito.  In press.
Penneys, D.S., and L. Jost.  2009.  Blakea attenboroughii (Melastomataceae: Blakeeae): A new species
            from Ecuador.  Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 60: 69-72.
Goldenberg, R., D.S. Penneys, F. Almeda, W.S. Judd, and F.A. Michelangeli.  2008.  Phylogeny of
            Miconia (Melastomataceae): Patterns of stamen diversification in a megadiverse Neotropical
            genus.  International Journal of Plant Science 169: 963-979.
Judd, W.S., J.D. Skean, Jr., D.S. Penneys, and F.A. Michelangeli.  A new species of Henriettea
            (Melastomataceae) from the Sierra de Baoruco, the Domincan Republic.  Brittonia 60: 217-227.
Varassin, I. G., D.S. Penneys, and F.A. Michelangeli.  2008.  Comparative anatomy and morphology of
            nectar-producing Melastomataceae.  Annals of Botany 102: 899-909.
Bécquer-G., E. R., K.M. Neubig, W.S. Judd, F.A. Michelangeli, J.R. Abbott, and D.S. Penneys.  
            2008.  Preliminary molecular phylogenetic studies in Pachyanthus (Miconieae,
            Melastomataceae).  Botanical Review 74: 37-52.
Michelangeli F.A., W.S. Judd, D.S. Penneys, J.D. Skean, Jr., E.R. Bécquer-G., R. Goldenberg,
            and C.V. Martin.  2008.  Multiple events of dispersal and radiation of the tribe Miconieae
            (Melastomataceae) in the Caribbean.  Botanical Review 74: 53-77.
Almeda, F., P.E. Berry, A. Freire-Fierro, A. Gröger, B.K. Holst, N.G. Luckana, F.A. Michelangeli, T.
            Morley, D.S. Penneys, S.S. Renner, O.R. Robinson, J.J. Wurdack, and K. Yatskievych.  2007. 
            Melastomataceae.  Pp. 397-417. In: V. Funk, T. Hollowell, P. Berry, C. Kelloff, and S.N.
            Alexander (eds.). Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar,
            Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana).  Contributions from the United States
            National Herbarium, Washington D.C.
Blanco, M.A., W.M. Whitten, D.S. Penneys, N.H. Williams, K.M. Neubig, and L. Endara.  2006.  A
            simple and safe method for rapid drying of plant specimens using forced-air space heaters.  
            Selbyana 27: 83-87.
Penneys, D.S., and E. Cotton.  2005 [2006].  Melastomataceae.  In: Libro rojo de las plantas endémicas
            del Ecuador 2005, II Edition.  Herbario QCA, Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito.
Penneys, D.S., and W.S. Judd.  2005.  A cladistic analysis and systematic revision of Charianthus
            (Miconieae: Melastomataceae) using morphological and molecular characters.  Systematic
            Botany 30: 559-584.
Judd, W.S., and D.S. Penneys.  2004.  Taxonomic studies in the Miconieae (Melastomataceae). VIII.  A
            revision of the species of the Miconia desportesii complex on Hispaniola.  Rhodora 106: 124-147.
Michelangeli, F.A., D.S. Penneys, J. Giza, D.E. Soltis, M.H. Hils, and J. Dan Skean, Jr.  2004.  A
            preliminary phylogeny of the tribe Miconieae (Melastomataceae) based on nrITS sequence data
            and its implications on inflorescence position.  Taxon 53: 279-290.
Penneys, D.S., and W.S. Judd.  2004.  Two new species of Charianthus (Melastomataceae: Miconieae)
            from the Lesser Antilles.  Brittonia 56: 19-27.
Judd, W.S., D.S. Penneys, and J.D. Skean, Jr.  2004.  Rediscovery of Ossaea alloeotricha, an endemic of
            the high-elevation Massif de la Hotte, Haiti, and its transfer to Miconia (Melastomataceae:
            Miconieae).  Brittonia 56: 56-62.
Penneys, D.S., and W.S. Judd.  2003.  The resurrection and lectotypification of Tetrazygia fadyenii
            (Melastomataceae: Miconieae): A hummingbird-pollinated treelet endemic to Jamaica.  Sida 20:
            877-884.
Penneys, D.S.  2001- onward.  Melastomataceae of the World [online].  Florida Museum of Natural
            History.  Available at: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/melastomes
Penneys, D.S.  1996.  A guide to the common flowering plant families of Monteverde, Costa Rica. 
            Published by the author.  65 pp.

Presentations:
Penneys, D.S.  Phylogeny and character evolution in the Blakeeae (Melastomataceae): Neotropical
            hemiepiphytes with mite and ant domatia.  Invited lecture, 1 May 2009, University of California -
            Berkeley.
Varassin, I.G., D.S. Penneys, and F.A. Michelangeli.  Comparative anatomy and morphology of nectar
            producing Melastomataceae.  Botany & Plant Biology Joint Congress, 7 – 11 July 2007, Chicago,
            Illinois.
Morales-P, M., D.S. Penneys, W.S. Judd, and F. Gonzalez.  Reevaluación de Huilaea Wurdack y
            Chalybea Naudin (Melastomataceae) como géneros endémicos de Colombia.  IV Congreso
            Colombiano de Botánica, 22 – 27-April 2007, Medellín, Colombia.
Sandino, T., M. E. Morales-P., X. Marquínez, and D. S. Penneys.  Exploración de caracteres anatómicos
            de inflorescencia y flor de Blakeeae (Melastomataceae) filogenéticamente informativos.  IV
            Congreso Colombiano de Botánica, 22 – 27-April 2007, Medellín, Colombia
Michelangeli, F.A., W.S. Judd, D.S. Penneys, J.D. Skean, Jr., E. Bécquer, R. Goldenberg, and C.V.
            Martin.  La tribu Miconiaeae (Melastomataceae) en las Antillas: múltiples eventos de dispersión y
            radiación.  IX Congreso Latinoamericano de Botánica, 19 – 25 June 2006, Santo Domingo,
            Dominican Republic.
Bécquer-G., E., D.S. Penneys, K.M. Neubig, and W.S. Judd.  Sistemática, taxonomía y biogeografía de
            Pachyanthus (Miconieae, Melastomataceae), un género endémico de las Antillas Mayores.  IX
            Congreso Latinoamericano de Botánica, 19–25 June 2006, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Bécquer-G., E., D.S. Penneys, K.M. Neubig, W.S. Judd, and J.R. Abbott.  Análisis filogenético
            preliminar de Pachyanthus (Miconieae: Melastomataceae) basado en datos moleculares.  IX
            Congreso Latinoamericano de Botánica 19–25, June 2006, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Morales-P, M., D.S. Penneys, W.S. Judd, and F. Gonzalez.  Estudio preliminar de las relaciones
            filogenéticas de los generos Huilaea Wurd. y Chalybea Naud. en la tribu Blakeeae
            (Melastomataceae).  IX Congreso Latinoamericano de Botánica, 19 – 25 June 2006, Santo
            Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Michelangeli, F.A., R. Goldenberg, W.S. Judd, D.S. Penneys, C.V. Martin, J. D. Skean, Jr, and E.
            Bécquer-G.  Estudos filogenéticos em Miconieae (Melastomataceae).  56 Congresso Nacional de
            Botănica, October 2005, Curitiba, Brasil.
Penneys, D.S., F.A. Michelangeli, W.S. Judd, and J.D. Skean, Jr.  Henrietteeae, a new tribe of neotropical
            Melastomataceae.  Botany 2004, 31 July – 5 August 2004, Snowbird, Utah.
Judd, W.S., D.S. Penneys, and J.D. Skean, Jr.  Systematic diversity of Miconia (Melastomataceae) on
            Hispaniola.  Botany 2004, 31 July – 5 August 2004, Snowbird, Utah.
Almeda, F., R. Goldenberg, F.A. Michelangeli, D.S. Penneys, and S.S. Renner.  2003.  Progress in
            Miconia (Melastomataceae): 1531 names, 1061 readily distinguishable entities.  Systematics
            2003.  4th Biennial Meeting of the Systematics Association.  18 – 23 August 2003.  Dublin,
            Ireland.
Penneys, D.S. and W.S. Judd.  A cladistic analysis of Charianthus (Miconieae: Melastomataceae)
            using morphological and molecular characters.  Botany 2001, 12 – 16 August 2001, Albuquerque,
            New Mexico.

Poster:
Alvear, M., Almeda, F., D. S. Penneys, and F. A. Michelangeli.  Colombia, a major center of diversity for
            neotropical Melastomataceae.  Botany 2009, July 25 – 29 2009.  Snowbird, Utah.
Penneys, D. S.  Molecules, morphology, mites, and epiphytes: Phylogeny and character evolution in the
            Blakeeae (Melastomataceae).  Evolution: California Academy of Sciences and University of
            California – San Francisco.  17 April 2009, San Francisco, CA.
Sandino, T., M. E. Morales-P., X. Marquínez, and D. S. Penneys.  Anatomía de inflorescencias y flores
            de algunas especies de Blakea P. Browne y Topobea Aubl. (Melastomataceae: Blakeeae).  IV  
            Congreso Colombiano de Botánica, 22 – 27-April, Medellín, Colombia.
Sandino, T., M. E. Morales-P., X. Marquínez, and D. S. Penneys. 2007. Morfología de inflorescencias y
            flores de algunas especies de Blakea P. Browne y Topobea Aubl. (Melastomataceae: Blakeeae).  
            IV Congreso Colombiano de Botánica, 22 – 27-April, Medellín, Colombia..
Morales-P., M. E., D. S. Penneys, F. A. González G., and W. S. Judd.  Filogenía de Huilaea Wurdack y
            Chalybea Naudin (Melastomataceae) y reevaluación de su condición endémica para Colombia.  
            IV Congreso Colombiano de Botánica, 22 – 27-April, Medellín, Colombia.
Morales-P., M. E., D. S. Penneys, W. S. Judd, F. A. González-G.  Estudio preliminary de las relaciones
            filogenéticas de los géneros Huilaea Wurd. Y Chalybea Naud. En la tribu Blakeeae
            (Melastomataceae).  IX Congreso Latinoamericano de Botanica, 18 – 25 June 2006, Santo
            Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Penneys, D.S., W.M.Whitten, N.H. Williams, and W.S. Judd.  Huilaea and the Blakeeae
            (Melastomataceae): phylogenetic relationships reconsidered. Botany 2004, July 31 – August 5,
            Snowbird, UT.

Professional Affiliations:
American Society of Plant Taxonomists
Botanical Society of America
International Association of Plant Taxonomists
Society of Systematic Biologists

Contributor:
Global Biodiversity Information Facility:  Melastomataceae treatment
PBI: A complete web-based monograph of the tribe Miconieae (Melastomataceae): NSF DEB 0818399 
            $2,999,756
A Phylogenetic Analysis of the Miconieae (Melastomataceae) based on molecular and morphological
            characters:  NSF DEB:0515665  $178,273
Deep Time: A comprehensive phylogenetic tree of living and fossil angiosperms.  NSF IOB:0090283 
            $499,351

Reviewer:
Brittonia, Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Selbyana, Systematic Botany

Travels (Number of trips / total time):
Americas: All of U.S.A. (except Alaska and Kentucky), Canada (1 / 3), Mexico (3 / 7), Nicaragua (4 / 3),
Costa Rica (lived there for three years 1994-1996, afterwards, 2 / 6), Panama (1 / 5), Colombia (1 / 1),
Ecuador (3 / 10), Peru (1 / 3), Bolivia (1 / 3), French Guiana (1 / 4), Puerto Rico (1 / 1), Dominica (1 / 2),
Martinique (1 / 2); Europe: Holland (2 / 2), Belgium (1 / 1), France (3 / ongoing), Monaco (1 / 0.5), Italy (1 / 2);
Asia:
China (1/4)

Languages:
Spanish, French; Reading ability in Portuguese, Italian, and botanical Latin.

References:  Available upon request.


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