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Adam Schneider

Pronouns: He/Him
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Specialty area(s)

Parasitic plants
Native Plants of Wisconsin
Plant taxonomy and systematics
Natural history collections
Citizen science (e.g. iNaturalist)

Current courses at UWL

BIOL 203 Organismal Biology
BIOL 304  Plant Biology
BIOL 404/504 Plant Taxonomy


2017, Ph.D., Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
             Major Advisor: Bruce Baldwin                          

2012, B.S. summa cum laude, Biology & Chemistry, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire   


Teaching history

UW La Crosse:
BIOL 203 Organismal Biology
BIOL 304 Plant Biology
BIOL 404/504 Plant Taxonomy


Previous Institutions:
For nonmajors–
Plants & People
Environmental Biology
Climate Change and the Future of California

Introductory for majors–
General Biology
General Botany
Fundamentals of Cellular Life
General Biology (Ecology, Evolution, Plant Diversity)

Upper-level majors courses–
California Plant Life
Medical Ethnobotany
Plant Systematics
Plant Physiology
Environmental Studies Senior Seminar

Professional history

2018 – 2022, Assistant Professor, Hendrix College    (Biology & Environmental Studies)
2018 – 2022, Herbarium Director, Hendrix College Herbarium (HXC)                        

2017 – 2018 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

Research and publishing



Adam Schneider's former student Ben Benton won the 2023 Undergraduate Research Prize from the American Society of Plant Taxonomists. This national award "recognizes undergraduate students who have completed an outstanding, independent research project in plant systematics" and was for an innovate use of the citizen science database iNaturalist, along with traditional methods to describing a new species of plant.

Submitted on: Aug. 31


Memberships & affiliations

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