Linda Ann Vorobik, botanist, editor, and illustrator of numerous botanical publications, cherishes all three west coast states as home. She holds a PhD from the University of Oregon, Eugene, conducts field research and teaches in the Siskiyou Mountains of southwestern Oregon, and is a Research Associate at both the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Washington, Seattle. She lives at her family home on Lopez Island, Washington.
Dr. Vorobik is a Visiting Scholar at the University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley, and at the Herbarium, University of Washington, Berkeley. She specializes in botanical illustration and plant systematics.
Dr. Vorobik is currently editor of Fremontia, the journal of the California Native Plant Society, and conducts research on the genus Arabis (rock cress, Brassicaceae; ITS analysis to determine taxonomic relationships between species in the A. macdonaldiana group).
Dr. Vorobik is principal illustrator for several books, including Flora North America Volume 25 (Grasses), The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California, The Jepson Desert Manual, and A Flora of Santa Cruz Island.
She has taught numerous courses, including An Introduction to California Plant Life (plant communities and plant taxonomy) and Botanical Illustration through several universities and field institutes.
Western Sword Fern by Linda Vorobik
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