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Donald E. Stone, Professor Emeritus of Biology (deceased 2011)

Donald E. Stone

Please note: Donald has left the "Duke Herbarium" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

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.

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Office Location:  026 Bio Sci Building
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Ph.D., University of California,Berkeley, 1957 A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1952 Humboldt State College, Arcata, CA, 1948-1950

Vascular Plants

Alfaroa • Engelhardia • Juglandaceae

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Stone, DE, Review of New World Alfaroa and Old World Alfaropsis (Juglandaceae), Novon, vol. 20 no. 2 (June, Accepted, 2010), pp. 215-224, ISSN 1055-3177 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  2. 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)
  3. Stone, DE; Oh, SH; Tripp, EA; Luis, ERG; Manos, PS, 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, ISSN 1095-5674 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Manos, PS; Soltis, PS; Soltis, DE; Manchester, SR; Oh, SH; Bell, CD; Dilcher, DL; Stone, DE, Phylogeny of extant and extinct Juglandaceae inferred from the integration of molecular and morphological data sets, Systematic Biology, vol. 56 (2007), pp. 1-19
  5. D.E. Stone, Juglandaceae, in Flora de Nicagarua, edited by W.D. Stevens et al. (2001), pp. 1160-1163, Missouri Botanical Garden

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