Contact Information

Email: cawilson@berkeley.edu
University and Jepson Herbaria
1001 Valley Life Sciences Building #2465
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2465 USA
Office: 1080

Education

Ph.D. 1996 Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
M.S. 1985 Biology, Portland State University, Portland, OR
B.S. 1981 Biology, Portland State University, Portland, OR

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Positions Held

Research Botanist, 2015 to present, University and Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Research Associate Professor, 2009 to present, Claremont Graduate University Botany Department at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA
Research Assistant Professor, 2005–2008, Claremont Graduate University Botany Department at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA
Research Scientist, 2005 to present, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA
Assistant Professor, 2002–2004, Department of Biology, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Assistant Professor, 1999–2001, Department of Environmental Biology, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1996–1998, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley (1997–1998 on project at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK)
Assistant Professor, 1996 (sabbatical replacement), Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

Publications

Wilson, C. A. 2017. Resolving sectional relationships in subgenus Iris, the Eurasian bearded species. Systematic Botany 42 392–401.
Sadowski, E-M., L.J. Seyfullah, C. A. Wilson, C. L. Calvin, A. R. Schmidt. 2017. Diverse early dwarf mistletoes (Arceuthobium), ecological keystones of the Eocene Baltic amber biota. American Journal of Botany 104: 694–718.
Wilson, C. A. and C. L. Calvin. 2017. Metadata provides insights on patterns of epiparasitism in mistletoes (Santalales), an overlooked topic in forest biology. Botany 95: 259–269.
Wilson, C. A., J. Padiernos and Y. Sapir. 2016. The royal irises (subgenus Iris section Oncocyclus): plastid and low-copy nuclear data contribute to an understanding of their phylogenetic relationships. Taxon 65: 35–46.
Wilson, C. A. 2014. The complete plastid genome sequence of Iris gatesii (section Oncocyclus), a bearded species from southeastern Turkey. Aliso 31: 45–52.
Jolles, D. and C. A. Wilson. 2014. Pyrola cryptofolia, a Pacific Northwest species belonging to the Pyrola picta complex (Ericaceae). Taxon 63: 789–800.
Wheeler, A. S. and C. A. Wilson. 2014. Exploring phylogenetic relationships within a broadly distributed, Northern Hemisphere group of semi-aquatic Iris species. Systematic Botany 39: 759–766.
Guo, J. and C. A. Wilson. 2013. Molecular phylogenetic study of the crested Iris based on five plastid markers. Systematic Botany 38: 987–995.
Vereecken, N. J. C. A. Wilson, S. Hötling, S. Schulz, S. A. Banketov and P. Mardulyn. 2012. Preadaptations and the evolution of pollination by sexual deception: Cope’s rule of specialization revisited. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 4786–4794.
Karst, L. D. and C. A. Wilson. 2012. Phylogenetic analyses of the genus Sisyrinchium based on chloroplast and nrDNA data. Systematic Botany 37: 87–95.
Schmid, R., C. L. Calvin, and C. A. Wilson. 2011. Haustorial system structure in Phoradendron californica confounds the current classification. Aliso 29: 13–20.
Wilson, C. A. 2011. Subgeneric classification in Iris re-examined using chloroplast sequence data. Taxon 60: 27–35.
Wilson, C. A. 2010. Genus Iris. In B. G. Baldwin, S. Boyd, B. J. Ertter, D. J. Keil, R. W. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. Wilken [eds.], The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, USA (electronic).
Calvin, C. L. and C. A. Wilson. 2009. Epiparasitism in Phoradendron durangense and P. falcatum (Viscaceae). Aliso 27: 1–12.
Wilson, C. A. 2009. Phylogenetic relationships among the recognized series in Iris section Limniris. Systematic Botany 34: 277–284.
Weibang, S., Chunyan, H. and C. A. Wilson. 2007. A comparison of genetic differences in populations of the rare Asian plant Trigonobalanus doichangensis (Fagaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 55: 10–17.
Wilson, C. A. 2006. Patterns of evolution in characters that define Iris subgenera and sections. Aliso 22: 425–433.
Wilson, C. A. and C. L. Calvin. 2006. An origin of aerial branch parasitism in the mistletoe family, Loranthaceae. American Journal of Botany 93: 787–796.
Calvin, C. L. and C. A. Wilson. 2006. Comparative morphology of epicortical roots in Old and New World Loranthaceae with reference to root types, origin, growth, branching patterns and potential for clonal growth. Flora 201: 51–64.
Wilson, C. A. and C. L. Calvin. 2006. Character divergences and convergences in canopy dwelling Loranthaceae. Botanical Journal of the Linnaean Society 150: 101–114.
Downey, P. O. and C. A. Wilson. 2004. Muellerina flexialabastra Downy and C. A.Wilson (Loranthaceae), a new species of mistletoe from southeastern Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 17: 1–5.
Wilson, C. A. 2004. Phylogeny of Iris based on chloroplast matK gene and trnK intron sequence data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 33: 402–412.
Wilson, C. A. 2003. Phenetic and intervarietal crossing data support the recognition of Iris tenax var. gormanii (Iridaceae), a rare northwest endemic. Madroño 50: 15–20.
Wilson, C. A. and C. L. Calvin. 2003. Development, taxonomic significance and ecological role of the cuticular epithelium in the Santalales. IAWA Journal 24: 129–138.
Wilson, C. A. 2003. A phylogenetic analysis of Iris series Californicae based on ITS sequences of nuclear ribosomal DNA. Systematic Botany 28: 39–46.
Wilson, C. A. 2001. Floral stages, ovule development, and ovule and fruit success in Iris tenax, focusing on var. gormanii, a taxon with low seed set. American Journal of Botany 88: 2221–2231.
Calvin, C. L. and C. A. Wilson. 1998. Comparative morphology of haustorial systems in the African Loranthaceae. In R. Polhill and D. Wiens [eds.], Mistletoes of Africa. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK. Pp. 17–36.
Wilson, C. A. 1998. A cladistic analysis of Iris series Californicae based on morphological data. Systematic Botany 23: 73–88.
Wilson, C. A. and C. L. Calvin. 1996. Anatomy of the dwarf mistletoe shoot system. In F. G. Hawksworth and D. Wiens [eds.], Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics. USDA, Forest Service, Washington, D.C. Pp. 95–111.
Calvin, C. L. and C. A. Wilson. 1996. Endophytic system. In F. G. Hawksworth and D. Wiens [eds.], Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics. USDA, Forest Service, Washington, D.C. Pp. 113–122.
Calvin, C. L and C. A. Wilson. 1995. Relationship of the mistletoe Phoradendron macrophyllum (Viscaceae) to the wood of its host. IAWA Journal 16: 33–45.
Recent publications in non-scientific journals
Wilson, C. A. and L. Baumunk. 2014. Exploring for Iris in Turkey. Aril Society Special Publication. Pp. 20-37.
Wilson, C. A. 2014. Investigations on the diverse Northern Hemisphere genus Iris. Signa 90: 14–26
Wilson, C. A. 2011. Relationships of the Iris sister series Californicae and Sibiricae in North America and China. Signa 84: 4166–4169.