Marloth Nature Reserve


Royal Natal National Park, KZN, South Africa

I am a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences at Nicholls State University, located in Thibodaux, Louisiana.  My departmental webpage is here.

Teaching: Plant taxonomy: vascular plant diversity and identification of local flora (BIOL 361: spring), Louisiana Field Botany, Graduate level (BIOL 570: fall), General Biology I for Majors lecture and laboratory (BIOL 155: fall and spring).

Research interest: I study the ecological interactions that fuel plant evolutionary processes, such as natural selection on plant traits and ecotypic diversification. I'm particularly interested in how pollinators, herbivores, and environmental conditions contribute to the evolution and maintenance of floral and leaf traits in wild populations. 

Contact details:
Nicholls State University, Department of Biological Sciences

P.O. Box 2021, Thibodaux, LA 70310

Phone 985-448-4708, jane.carlson -at-

Selected Photos and artwork 

Scientific Illustrations Arctiid moth