María Alejandra Gandolfo-Nixon

Associate Professor; LH Bailey Hortorium, Plant Biology Section
School of Integrative Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Life sciences

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Contact Information

406 Mann Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-3273

María Alejandra Gandolfo-Nixon

Associate Professor; LH Bailey Hortorium, Plant Biology Section
School of Integrative Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Life sciences

Expertise

Evolutionary biology, paleobotany; plant anatomy and morphology; plant evolution; paleoenvironments; paleoclimates

Current Research Interest

Origin of angiosperms; evolution of seed plant characters through time; evolution of floras in the Southern Hemisphere; influence of climate on floras, and paleoenvironmental reconstruction; Cretaceous-Tertiary Patagonian and Antarctic floras; evolutionary processes in the fossil record

Distinction

Botanical Society of America Michael Cichan Award
J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Council for International Exchange Scholars (CIES), Fulbright Scholar Award
American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Award

Selected Publications

Gandolfo, María A., Elizabeth J. Hermsen, María C. Zamaloa, Kevin C. Nixon, Cynthia C. González, Peter Wilf, N. Rubén Cúneo, and Kirk R. Johnson. “Oldest known Eucalyptus Macrofossils Are from South America.PLOS One 6 (2011): e21084.

Wilf, Peter, Kevin C. Nixon, María A. Gandolfo, and N. Rubén Cúneo. “Eocene Fagaceae from Patagonia and Gondwanan Legacy on Asian Rainforests.” Science 364 (2019): 972-981.

Cornell Research Website Article

Secrets of an Extinct Landscape