Faculty Fellows

Faculty Fellows of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Faculty Fellows of the Arnold Arboretum contribute significantly to one or more of five areas central to the mission of the Arnold Arboretum:  1) leading or collaborating on research based at the Arboretum, 2) mentoring students and postdoctoral fellows based at the Arboretum, 3) teaching Harvard courses based at the Arboretum, 4) providing input on living or archival collections and landscape management, and 5) creating outreach programs to share science and other scholarship with the public at the Arboretum.

Rosetta Sarah Elkin

Rosetta Sarah Elkin

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Graduate School of Design
Faculty Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

The research of Rosetta Sarah Elkin derives from a conviction that plants can reestablish a central position in a landscape architectural discourse. It further contends that in order to do so, we must re-imagine our histories and materials, so as not to repeat the times, texts and tastes that currently dictate and limit our planted environment. Therefore her research aims to reveal a theoretical agenda that establishes plants as both a transformative force and a geo-political strategy.

William (Ned) Friedman

Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Director of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Faculty Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Ned Friedman is interested in the organismic interfaces between developmental, phylogenetic, and evolutionary biology. The Friedman Lab explores how patterns of morphology, anatomy, and reproductive biology have evolved through the modification of developmental processes.

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N. Michele Holbrook

Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry
Faculty Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

The Holbrook Lab focuses on how the transport of water and solutes through the vascular system influences ecological, evolutionary and physiological processes.

Robin Hopkins

Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Faculty Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Robin Hopkins is interested in natural selection and the process of speciation. The Hopkins Lab studies color variation in Phlox with a growing focus on reproductive incompatibility between emerging species and understanding the key evolutionary forces at work.