Prof. Armstrong is a long time faculty member who hails from the botanical tradition of Miami University. His research and teaching are broadly based organismal botany focusing on plant form and function primarily concerning Magnolialean rainforest trees and more recently the ecology of prairie plants especially hemiparasites. He is widely recognized for his teaching abililty and interest in improving laboratory instruction.
Research Interests & Areas
Floral biology, floral development and evolution, pollination of Magnolialean trees especially nutmegs and custard apples, florivory. Ecology of hemiparasitic plants and their impact on grassland communities.