Andrew Leslie

Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and, by courtesy, of Biology
Department of Geological Sciences
PhD, University of Chicago, Paleontology (2010)
BA, University of Pennsylvania, Biochemistry, Geology (2004)
Andrew Leslie
I have collected rocks and fossils since I was a kid, but I became interested in fossil plants in particular while an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, working with Hermann Pfefferkorn on Carboniferous floras from the Canadian Arctic. I continued to pursue paleobotany in my graduate work with Kevin Boyce at the University of Chicago, where I studied the evolution of reproductive morphology in fossil and living conifers. I then spent several years as a postdoc at Yale, working with Peter Crane in the School of Forestry and Michael Donoghue in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Before joining the faculty at Stanford, I was a professor in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at Brown University.


Research Interests

Field of Interest
Morphological evolution in plants