Institute For Systematic Botany

The Institute for Systematic Botany (ISB) was formed in 1990 with mission to promote basic research in plant systematics and to coordinate research, educational, and service programs at the University of South Florida.

Current research projects at the ISB include the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants, the Flora of Florida, and monographic and systematic studies.

The ISB provides support for the USF Herbarium. The ISB also supports the Tryon Lecture Series and brings research scientists to USF to interact with ISB members, and Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology faculty and students.

 

Director

Richard P. Wunderlin
Research: Bauhinia (Fabaceae), Cucurbitaceae, Flora of Florida
Email: rwunder@usf.edu
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Institute Members

Kathleen Burt-Utley
Research: Begoniaceae
Email: kburtutl@uno.edu
 
Clinton J. Dawes
Research: Physiological ecology and structure of seaweeds and seagrasses
Email: cdawes@USF.edu
 
Frederick B. Essig
Research: Palm flora of New Guinea, Clematis (Ranunculaceae), carnivorous plants
Email: essig@usf.edu
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Alan R. Franck
Research: Cactaceae, Flora of Florida & the Caribbean (West Indies)
Email: afranck@mail.usf.edu
 
Bruce F. Hansen
Research: Apocynaceae, Flora of Florida
Email: hansen@usf.edu
 
Diane Te Strake
Research: Mycology
Email: testrake@usf.edu
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John Utley
Research: Bromeliaceae
Email: jutley@uno.edu
 
 

Staff

Ron Chicone, Jr., Data Entry Technician & Field Botanist
Email: rchicone@yahoo.com

 

Peter J. Simoes, Data Entry Technician & Field Botanist
Email: petersimoes@mail.usf.edu