Daniel Koenemann, PhD

About Daniel Koenemann, PhD

Daniel Koenemann is an educator and author. He holds a doctorate from Howard University and has been an educator at the undergraduate and graduate levels since 2020. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Biology at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Daniel’s biological interests are in plant diversity, in all of its various forms: taxonomic, ecological, genetic, metabolic, and morphological. His research has typically focused on plant classification and evolution below the genus level, floristics (plant inventories/surveys), and the evolution of plant sexual/breeding systems. He has written a number of scholarly articles in these areas.

Daniel’s theological interests are in Catholic dogma. He has written on the narrative reconciliation of contemporary theories of biological evolution with the texts of the early chapters of the Book of Genesis.

Daniel has also written popular articles examining the intersection of the Catholic faith and science/culture at the blog OnePeterFive.

BA (Biology) University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
MS (Botany) Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
MA (Theology) Saint John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA
PhD (Biology) Howard University, Washington, DC

Area of Teaching Specialty: Botany, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology

Course Level: Undergraduate

Courses Taught: BIO 101

Languages: Reading abilities in Latin, French, and Italian

Published Works

J.V. Alves, D.M. Koenemann, and R.B. Louzada. How many sources of evidence are needed to delimit a new taxon? Describing a new and endangered Coccoloba species (Polygonaceae) from the Atlantic Forest of Northeast Brazil. Plant Systematics and Evolution. In Review.

Koenemann, D.M. and J.M. Burke. A Nomenclatural Synopsis of the Genus Triplaris (Polygonaceae), Including Typifications and Type Locality Refinements. Phytotaxa. Under Revision.

Koenemann, D.M., L. Kistler, and J.M. Burke. 2023. A plastome phylogeny of Rumex (Polygonaceae) illuminates the divergent evolutionary histories of docks and sorrels. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 182: 107755. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2023.107755.

Grant, K.D., D. Koenemann, J. Mansaray, A. Ahmed, H. Khamar, J. El Oualidi, and J.M. Burke. 2022. A new phylogeny of Rumex (Polygonaceae) adds evolutionary context to the diversity of reproductive systems present in the genus. PhytoKeys 204: 57-72. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.204.85256.

Koenemann, D.M. 2022. Notes on the floral sexuality of some species in the tree genus Triplaris (Polygonaceae). Caldasia 44(2): 453-457. https://www.jstor.org/stable/48676839.

Koenemann, D.M. 2021. A morphometric analysis of the widespread Triplaris americana (Polygonaceae). The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 148(3): 197-213. https://doi.org/10.3159/TORREY-D-21-00016.1.

Koenemann, D.M., A. Durand, and J.M. Burke. 2021. A floral checklist for Wheaton Regional Park, Montgomery County, Maryland. Castanea 86(1): 61-99. https://doi.org/10.2179/0008-7475.86.1.61.

Koenemann, D.M. and J.M. Burke. 2020. A molecular phylogeny for the genus Coccoloba (Polygonaceae) with an assessment of biogeographic patterns. Systematic Botany 45(3): 567-575. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364420X15935294613536.

Koenemann, D., M. Asiri, and H. Ullah. 2019. Cancer immunotherapy by harnessing innate immunity – a brief history, mechanism, and future applications of the therapy. International Journal of Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering 5(1): 1-9.

Tripp, E.A. and D.M. Koenemann. 2015. Nomenclatural synopsis of Sanchezia (Acanthaceae), fifty years since last treated. Novon 24(2): 213-221. https://doi.org/10.3417/2011050.

Koenemann, D.M., J.A. Maisonpierre and D.S. Barrington. 2011. Broad-scale integrity and local divergence in the fiddlehead fern Matteuccia struthiopteris (L.) Todaro (Onocleaceae). American Fern Journal 101(4): 213-230. https://doi.org/10.1640/0002-8444-101.4.213.