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Marjorie R. Lundgren


PhD Student

Twitter: @Marj_Lundgren

2014 – present Post-Doc in Plant Ecophysiology University of Sheffield, UK
2011 – 2014 Ph.D. in Plant Ecophysiology University of Sheffield, UK
2008 – 2011 Research Associate in Plant Physiology Mendel Biotechnology, Hayward, California, USA
2008 M.A. in Biology

The role of phenotypic plasticity in the evolution of a Polygonum persicaria population invading the shores of Lovells Pond, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Advisor: Sonia E. Sultan.

Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA
2006 – 2008 Staff Scientist, Wetland Specialist Tetra Tech, Research and Development Group, Lafayette, California, USA
2005 – 2006 Staff Research Associate University of California, Los Angeles, USA
2002 B.A. in Environmental Studies

Environmental and site characteristics influencing invasion of ten exotic plant species in southern New England. Advisors: Christine J. Small, Manuel Lizarralde

Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, USA


Lundgren, MR, Osborne CP, and P-A Christin. 2014. Deconstructing Kranz anatomy to understand C4 evolution. Journal of Experimental Botany, doi:10.1093/jxb/eru186. 

Hymus G J, Cai S, Kohl EA, Holtan HE, Marion CM, Tiwari S, Maszle DR, Lundgren MR, Hong MC, Channa N, Loida P, Thompson R, Taylor JP, Rice E, Repetti PP, Ratcliffe OJ, Reuber TL, and RA Creelman. 2013. Application of ATHB17, an Arabidopsis class II homeodomain-leucine zipper transcription factor, to regulate chloroplast number and photosynthetic capacity. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64 (14): 4479-4490.

Lundgren, MR and SE Sultan. 2005. Seedling expression of cross-generational plasticity depends on reproductive architecture. American Journal of Botany 92: 377-381.

Lundgren, MR, CJ Small, and GD Dreyer. 2004. Influence of land use and site characteristics on invasive plant abundance in the Quinebaug Highlands of southern New England. Northeastern Naturalist 11 (3): 313-332.