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David Baum

David Baum

Researcher and educator specializing in evolutionary biology and origins of life.

Professor of Botany; Fellow Wisconsin Institute of Discovery College of Letters and Science Work: 608-265-5385 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @baobabbaum


  • Evolutionary biology
  • Origin of life
  • Baobab trees
  • Plant evolution
  • Evolution education


  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Guggenheim Fellow
  • Hamel Family Faculty Fellow, College of Letters & Science