Linda E. Graham is Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She received her Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Graham has taught a nonmajors plant biology course each year for more than 20 years. She has a strong desire to inspire students to learn about plants and related or associated microorganisms as a way of understanding and appreciating nature. Dr. Graham’s teaching focuses on biological topics that every informed citizen should understand in order to make responsible decisions about both the environment and personal well-being. Dr. Graham teaches courses on the biology of algae and bryophytes, and has also taught marine botany on a remote tropical island and conservation biology in Patagonia. Dr. Graham’s research explores the evolutionary origin of land-adapted plants, focusing on their cell and molecular biology as well as ecological interactions. Dr. Graham’s research and teaching are connected—both inspired by a desire to help preserve the life-sustaining properties of the natural world. Dr. Graham is a co-author of Algae, a majors textbook on algal biology and the introductory textbooks Biology and Principles of Biology, and also authored Origin of Land Plants.
James M. Graham received his Ph.D. in Biological Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is an Honorary Fellow in the Botany Department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he conducts research in the area of microbial ecology. Dr. Graham is a coauthor of the textbook Algae. He has also taught a number of courses, including ecology, biology of algae, introductory biology for majors, and introductory botany for non-science majors.
Lee W. Wilcox obtained his Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research interests include symbiosis, algal evolution, and plant and algal cell biology. Dr. Wilcox designed the art programs for both Algae and Plant Biology and has provided many original photographs to both texts. He has also worked as an art development editor for environmental science and ecology texts and has assisted with art programs for biology, astronomy, and geography textbooks. As a nearly lifelong photographer, he has worked in a number of areas including landscape, macro, and photomicrography and will be offering a series of eBooks through LJLM Press.
Martha E. Cook earned her Ph.D. in Botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include the morphology and cell biology of plants and their closest algal relatives. She is an Associate Professor of Botany at Illinois State University where she teaches courses about general botany, plant diversity, algae, and microscopy. She has provided original photographs for Plant Biology and is a coauthor of Algae.