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Jog, Suneeti

Associate Research Scientist, Wetland Plant Ecology
Affiliate Faculty, Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Faculty, Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

Address and Contact Information

1816 S. Oak St.
M/C 652
Champaign, IL  61820

Research Interests

  • wetland plant ecology
  • wetland bioassessment
  • plant taxonomy
  • floristics

Research Biography

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor and Herbarium Curator, Biological Sciences, Murray State University
  • Associate Professor and Curator, Natural Sciences, Notheastern State University
  • Assistant Professor and Curator, Natural Sciences, Northeastern State University
  • Assistant Professor and Herbarium Curator, Biology, University of Texas at Tyler
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Kansas Biological Survey, University of Kansas

Courses Taught


  • Study Abroad - Conservation, Climate, and Culture of India (NRES 285)
  • Graduate Seminar (NRES 512/IB 546)
  • Spring Local Flora (NRES 499) 

Murray State University, Kentucky

  • Dendrology and Forest Conservation (BIO 554/654)
  • Botany: Plant Form and Function (BIO 222)

 Northeastern State University, Oklahoma

  • Evolution and Diversity (BIOL 1123) 
  • Introductory Biology II (BIOL 1023) 
  • Investigative Lab (BIOL 1131) 
  • Plant Biology (BIOL 3003 and BIOL 3003L)
  • Evolution of Land Plants (BIOL 3133 and BIOL 3133L)
  • Oklahoma Flora (BIOL 3213 and BIOL 3213L) 
  • Forest Botany (BIOL 3433 and BIOL 3433L) 
  • Field Botany (BIOL 3464 and BIOL 3464L) also at KU
  • Systematic Botany (BIOL 4114/5114 and BIOL 4114L/5114L)
  • Senior Seminar (BIOL 4621) 
  • Graduate Seminar (BIOL 5511) 
  • Plants and People (BIOL 4503/5503) 

 University of Texas at Tyler

  • Plant Taxonomy (BIOL 3147 and 3188)
  • Plant Morphology (BIOL 3345 and 3348) 
  • Biogeography (BIOL 4304/5304) 


Ph.D. Regulatory Biology, Cleveland State University 2004

MSc. Botany (Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding), University of Mumabi, 1997

BSc. Botany University of Mumbai, 1995

Selected Publications

Crisfield, V. E., C. D. Ficken, B. A. Allen, S. K. Jog, and J. T. Bried. 2023. The potential of trait data to increase the availability of bioindicators: A case study using plant conservatism values. Ecological Applications 33(5)

Bried, J. T and S. K. Jog. 2022. Nonnative species limitation of floristic quality scores in wetland mitigation performance and multimetric health assessment. Wetlands 42(1): 3.

Bried, J. T., T. S Fouts, and S. K. Jog. 2021. Searching for indicator species of high floristic quality depressional wetlands in the U.S. southern plains. Wetlands 41(7): 96.

Jog, S. K and J. T. Bried. 2021. Taxonomic distinctness poorly reflects floristic quality in a wetland study system. Ecological Indicators 121: 107086.

Bried, J. T., T. S Fouts, and S. K. Jog. 2019. Enhanced indicator species performance with increasing contexualization. Conservation Science and Practice 1(12): e127.

Jog, S. K, J. T. Bried, X. Feng, A. Dzialowski, C. Davis, and M. Papes. 2017. Can land use indicate wetland floristic quality and taxonomic distinctness? Ecological Indicators 78: 331-339.

Bried, J. T, S. K. Jog, C. A. Davis, and A. R. Dzialowski. 2016. Rapid buffer assessment fails to predict and classify wetland floristic quality in Oklahoma. Wetlands 36: 799-805.

Bried, J. T, S. K. Jog, A. R. Dzialowski and C. A. Davis. 2014. Vegetation criteria for identifying potential reference-quality wetlands in the south-central United States. Wetlands 34: 1159-1169.

Bried, J. T, S. K. Jog, and J. W. Matthews. 2013. Floristic quality assessment signals human disturbance over natural variability in a wetland system. Ecological Indicators 34: 260-267


Professional Affiliations

  • Botanical Society of America
  • Natural Areas Association
  • Illinois Native Plant Society

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