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Frances Hanzawa

Associate Professor of Biology

Contact Information

R. C. Seaver Biology Building, Room 113
175 W Sixth Street
Claremont, CA 91711


Ph.D. Northwestern University
B.A. Pomona College, Biology

Professional Experience

Assistant and Associate Professor of Biology, Pomona College
Assistant Professor of Biology, Grinnell College


Biology 41E: Ecological and Evolutionary Biology
Biology 116: Ecology and Evolution of Plants

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in interactions between plants and animals, and my research focuses in particular on the ecological and population genetic consequences of plant-pollinator interactions and seed dispersal. I am also interested in strategies for conservation and restoration of coastal sage scrub, which is the native vegetation in this area.

Selected Publications

Kalisz, S., J.D. Nason, F.M. Hanzawa, and S.J. Tonsor. 2001. Spatial population genetic structure in Trillium grandiflorum: the roles of dispersal, mating, history and selection. Evolution 55: 1560-1568. [abstract]

Kalisz, S., F.M. Hanzawa, S.J. Tonsor, D.A. Thiede, and S. Voigt. 1999. Ant-mediated seed dispersal alters pattern of relatedness in a population of Trillium grandiflorum. Ecology 80: 2620-2634. [abstract]

Hanzawa, F.M., and S. Kalisz. 1993. The relationship between age, size, and reproduction in Trillium grandiflorum. Amer. J. Bot. 80: 405-410.