Meet Melanie Link-Perez
Academic Advisor, Academic Advising
Phone: (813) 257-5757
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd Tampa, FL 33606
2003 Smith College, B.A. in Biological Sciences
2005 Miami University, M.S. in Botany (Plant Ecology)
2010 Miami University, Ph.D. in Botany (Systematics)
Melanie Link-Perez is a biologist who specializes in plant systematics — the evolution and diversification of plants, with an emphasis on ferns and other seed-free vascular plants. She also conducts research in science education and has participated in several curriculum revisions to enhance student learning of the nature of science and the application and process of science.
Melanie Link-Perez is active in several professional botanical societies, currently serving as the conference program director for the Botanical Society of America. She also meets with community groups and delivers lectures or workshops related to plants, plant identification or general interest topics relevant to her expertise.
Engagement and Excellence in Plant Systematics Education Award, 2018 (American Society of Plant Taxonomists)
Heimsch Award, 2009 (Miami University, Botany Department)
Edgar T. Wherry Award, 2008 (Pteridological Section, Botanical Society of America)