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Warren L. Wagner

Research Botanist & Curator
Botany
National Museum Institute of the History of Art, Conservation and Museology
United States of America

Biography

 Ph.D., Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, December 1981 (Advisor: Peter H. Raven; Thesis title: A systematic and evolutionary study of the Oenothera caespitosa species group, Onagraceae) M.S., Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, August 1977 (Advisor: William Martin; Thesis title: Floristic affinities of the Animas Mountains, southwestern New Mexico) B.S., Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1973

Research Interest

Systematics, biogeography, and patterns of evolution of various angiosperm groups, especially plant diversity of Pacific oceanic islands and the evening primrose family (Onagraceae). Morphological and molecular data are used to discover, describe, and interpret biological diversity, and create predictive classification systems, examine phylogenetic relationships and biogeographic patterns of lineages. Application of systematic and biogeographic information is used to address questions in population biology, conservation biology, and evolution.

Publications

  • Sakai AK, Wagner WL, Ferguson DM, Herbst DR. Biogeographical and ecological correlates of dioecy in the Hawaiian flora. Ecology. 1995 Dec 1;76(8):2530-43.

  • Sakai AK, Wagner WL, Ferguson DM, Herbst DR. Origins of dioecy in the Hawaiian flora. Ecology. 1995 Dec 1;76(8):2517-29.

  • Burney DA, James HF, Burney LP, Olson SL, Kikuchi W, Wagner WL, Burney M, McCloskey D, Kikuchi D, Grady FV, Gage R. Fossil evidence for a diverse biota from Kaua ‘i and its transformation since human arrival. Ecological Monographs. 2001 Nov 1;71(4):615-41.

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