Donald E. Stone, Professor Emeritus
Office Location: 026 Bio Sci
Office Phone: (919) 660-7310
Research Categories: Systematics of vascular plants
Current projects: Phylogeography of black walnuts
Research Description: My research over the years has focused on the taxonomy, biosystematics and evolution of temperate and tropical plants, with emphasis on the walnut family, Juglandaceae, and select members of the monocot order Zingiberales. Morphology/ anatomy, cytotaxonomy and pollination biology have been fundamental to these studies, as has been the study of pollen-wall ontogeny employing SEM and TEM to assess evolutionary relationships.
Areas of Interest:
DNA barcoding of tropical plants
- DE Stone, Review of New World Alfaroa and Old World Alfaropsis (Juglandaceae), NOVON, vol. 20 no. 2 (June, Accepted, 2010), pp. 215-224 [Gateway.cgi], [doi] .
- D.E. Stone, Juglandaceae, in Flora Mesoamericana, edited by G. Davidse, M. Sousa, S. Knapp (Accepted, 2009), UNAM (Mexico City), Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis), NMH (London) .
- DE Stone, SH Oh, EA Tripp, ERG Luis and PS Manos, Natural history, distribution, phylogenetic relationships, and conservation of Central American black walnuts (Juglans sect. Rhysocaryon), Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, vol. 136 no. 1 (February, 2009), pp. 1-25 [doi] [abs].
- PS Manos, PS Soltis, DE Soltis, SR Manchester, SH Oh, CD Bell, DL Dilcher and DE Stone, Phylogeny of extant and extinct Juglandaceae inferred from the integration of molecular and morphological data sets, Systematic Biology, vol. 56 (2007), pp. 1-19 .
- D.E. Stone, Juglandaceae, in Flora de Nicagarua, edited by W.D. Stevens et al. (2001), pp. 1160-1163, Missouri Botanical Garden .