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Dr. Robert Beckmann-Associate Professor
Ethnobotany




Research Interests:

Ethnobotany. Plants and plant products in the development and maintenance of human societies. The mythical roles of plants formative in the ethos and religious expressions of diverse cultures.


Selected Publications:

Black-Schaefer, C. L. and R. L. Beckmann. 1989. Foliar flavonoids and the determination of ploidy and gender in white ash (Fraxinus americana) and green ash (F. pennsylvanica). Castanea 54: 115 - 118.

Black, C. L. and R. L. Beckmann. 1983. The variability of nuclear DNA and its implications for polyploidy in white ash (Fraxinus americana L.: Oleaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 70: 1420 - 1423.

Hardin, J. W. and R. L. Beckmann. 1982. Atlas of foliar features in woody plants. V. Fraxinus. (Oleaceae) of eastern North America. Brittonia 34: 129 - 140.

Beckmann, R. L. and J. M. Stucky. 1980. Extrafloral nectaries and plant guarding in Ipomoea pandurata (L.) G. F. W. Mey. (Convolvulaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 68: 72 - 79.