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Richard H. Zander     [ United States ]

Research Scientist, Bryology Group
Missouri Botanical Garden

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  • Lead Editor/Bryophyte Flora of North America 

  • Ph.D. & M.A., Duke University, 1969, 1967
  • B.A., Hiram College, 1964
  • Interests
  • Systematics of bryophytes, particularly Pottiaceae
  • Phylogenetic theory (evaluating the reliability of reconstruction)
  • Electronic publication of new names (Secretary, IAPT Committee on Electronic Publication)
  • Flora of North America (Lead Editor, Vols. 27-29, the bryophyte volumes)
  • Address
    Missouri Botanical Garden
    P.O. Box 299
    St. Louis, MO 63166-0299

    1-314-577-0828 (fax)


  • Selected Publications

    • Revision of the genus Leptodontium (Musci) in the New World. Bryologist 75: 213–280. 1972.
    • Floristics and environmental planning in western New York and adjacent Ontario: distribution of legally protected plants and plant sanctuaries. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. Occ. Pap. 1: i–iv, 1–47. 1976.
    • Spread of Leptodontium viticulosoides (Bryopsida) after Balsam Woolly Aphid infestation of Fraser Fir. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 107: 7–8. 1980.
    • Acid-base color reactions: the status of Triquetrella ferruginea, Barbula inaequalifolia and B. calcarea. Bryologist 83: 228–133. 1980.
    • Didymodon (Pottiaceae) in Mexico and California: taxonomy and nomenclature of discontinuous and nondiscontinuous taxa. Cryptogamie, Bryol. Lichénol. 2: 379–422. 1981 [1982].
    • Electronic journals: observations based on actual trials, 1987–present. Solstice 4(1). (S. L. Arlinghaus, first author). 1993.
    • Genera of the Pottiaceae: Mosses of Harsh Environments. Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 32: vi + 378 pp., 113 pls. 1993.
    • Acaulon, Anoectangium, Barbula, Bryoceuthospora, Bryoerythrophyllum, Desmatodon, Didymodon, Eucladium, Gymnostomiella, Gymnostomum, Gyroweisia, Hymenostylium, Hyophila, Leptodontium, Luisierella, Molendoa, Morinia, Neohyophila, Oxystegus, Phascum, Pleurochaete, Pottia, Pseudosymblepharis, Pseudocrossidium, Rhamphidium, Rhexophyllum, Scopelophila, Streptocalypta, Timmiella, Tortella, Trichostomum, Tuerckheimia, Uleobryum, Weisiopsis, Weissia. In A. J. Sharp, H. A. Crum & P. M. Eckel (eds.), Moss Flora of Mexico. Mem. New York Bot. Gard., Vol. 69. Pp. 211–319, 356–359, 372–386. 1994.
    • Conservation of evolutionary diversity in Pottiaceae (Musci). Anales del Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Serie Botánica 67(1): 89–97. 1996.
    • On mounting delicate bryophytes in glycerol. Bryologist 100: 380–382. 1997.
    • A phylogrammatic evolutionary analysis of the moss genus Didymodon in North America North of Mexico. Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 36: 81–115. 1998. View.
    • Biodiversity training for postmodern K-12's. ASC Newsletter 25(3): 31–32. 1997; A thousand-year perspective. ASC Newsletter 26(6): 1–2. 1998.
    • Five proposals to amend the Code, and report of the IAPT Special Committee on Electronic Publishing and Databasing. Taxon 47: 175–177. (K. L. Wilson, second author). 1998.
    • Phylogenetic reconstruction, a critique. Taxon 47: 681–693. 1998.
    • A conditional probability of reconstruction measure for internal cladogram branches. Syst. Biol. 50: 425-437. 2001. Reprint.
    • The number of gene trees necessary for a probabilistic reconstruction of the species tree. Buffalo Museum of Science Web Site,, Sept. 11, 2001. View.
    • On the Present Revolution. Buffalo Museum of Science Website, June 3, 2002 (presently: http:\\ridgwaydb\resbot\Phil\Revolution.htm). View.
    • Reliable phylogenetic resolution of morphological data can be better than that of molecular data. Taxon 52: 109-112. 2003. Reprint.
    • Event Horizon in Systematics. Res Botanica, Missouri Botanical Garden website, March 23, 2003. View.

      For Dr. Zander's complete CV with list of publications, click here. For some recent reprints in PDF format, click here.


  • Bryophyte Flora of North America
  • Res Botanica


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