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Vicki Funk

Tibet, September 2006 (photo by D. Bell)

Vicki Funk

Senior Research Botanist & Curator

Phone: 202-633-0950
Fax: 202-786-2563
E-mail Address: funkv@si.edu

Postal Address
(Mail and Packages):

MRC-166/Botany
Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012

Courier Address:
National Museum of Natural History
West Loading Dock
10th and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20560-0166


Education
     B. S., Murray State University, Biology and History, 1969, Murray State University, Murray, KY
     M. S., Murray State University, Biology, 1975. Thesis: A Floristic and Geologic Survey of Selected Seeps of Calloway County, KY.
     Ph. D., Ohio State University, 1980. Thesis: The Systematics of Montanoa Cerv. (Asteraceae).
     Postdoctoral Intern at the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY, 1981.

Research Interests
     Systematics of the Compositae, including monographs, checklists, phylogenies and supertrees; theory and practice of phylogenetics and biogeography, especially global Compositae distributions and Pacific Biogeography; Biodiversity, the interface between systematics and conservation biology, especially from northeastern South America

Field Work
     Over 12,000 numbers collected primarily, Mexico, Andean South America, and South Africa.

Complete CV

Recent Publications - (All Publications)

Cardoso, Domingos, Särkinen, Tiina, Alexander, Sara, Amorim, André M., Bittrich, Volker, Celis, Marcela, Daly, Douglas C., Fiaschi, Pedro, Funk, Vicki A., Giacomin, Leandro L., Goldenberg, Renato, Heiden, Gustavo, Iganci, João, Kelloff, Carol L., Knapp, Sandra, de Lima, Haroldo Cavalcante, Machado, Anderson F. P., dos Santos, Rubens Manoel, Mello-Silva, Renato, Michelangeli, Fabián A., Mitchell, John, Moonlight, Peter, de Moraes, Pedro Luís Rodrigues, Mori, Scott A., Nunes, Teonildes Sacramento, et al 2017. Amazon plant diversity revealed by a taxonomically verified species list. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(40) doi:10.1073/pnas.1706756114

Funk, Vicki A., Gostel, Morgan, Devine, Amanda, Kelloff, Carol L., Wurdack, Kenneth, Tuccinardi, Chris, Radosavljevic, Aleks, Peters, Melinda and Coddington, Jonathan 2017. Guidelines for collecting vouchers and tissues intended for genomic work (Smithsonian Institution): Botany Best Practices. Biodiversity Data Journal, 5 doi:10.3897/BDJ.5.e11625

Funk, Vicki A., Herendeen, Patrick and Knapp, Sandra 2017. Taxonomy: naming algae, fungi, plants. Nature, 546(7660): 599 doi:10.1038/546599c

Funk, Vicki A., Herendeen, Patrick and Knapp, Sandra 2017. A Recent Article in Nature Misrepresents the Role of the International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi, and Plants. Taxon, 66(4): 1009 doi:10.12705/664.30

Funk, Vicki A. and Robinson, Harold E. 2017. Nine species from Madagascar are moved from Vernonia to Distephanus (Compositae, Vernonieaea). Phytokeys, 77: 89-92. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.77.11727

Schuettpelz, Eric, Frandsen, Paul, Dikow, Rebecca B., Brown, Abel, Orli, Sylvia, Peters, Melinda, Metallo, Adam, Funk, Vicki and Dorr, Laurence J. 2017. Applications of deep convolutional neural networks to digitized natural history collections. Biodiversity Data Journal, 5 doi:10.3897/BDJ.5.e21139

Sidlauskas, Brian L., Ferraris, Carl, Funk, Vicki, Parenti, Lynne R., de Pinna, Mario and Reid, Gordon McGregor 2017. In Memoriam: Richard Peter Vari (August 24, 1949-January 15, 2016). Copeia, 105(1): 147-160. doi:10.1643/CI-16-550

Zhang, Ning, Erickson, David L., Ramachandran, Padmini, Ottesen, Andrea R., Timme, Ruth E., Funk, Vicki A., Luo, Yan and Handy, Sara M. 2017. An analysis of Echinacea chloroplast genomes: Implications for future botanical identification. Scientific Reports, 7 doi:10.1038/s41598-017-00321-6

Zúñiga, Jose D., Gostel, Morgan R., Mulcahy, Daniel G., Barker, Katharine, Hill, Asia, Sedaghatpour, Maryam, Vo, Samantha Q., Funk, Vicki A. and Coddington, Jonathan A. 2017. Data Release: DNA barcodes of plant species collected for the Global Genome Initiative for Gardens Program, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. PhytoKeys, 88: 119-122. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.88.14607

Funk, Vicki A. and Hind, D. J. N. 2016. Typification of species names in Adenocaulon and Eriachaenium (Compositae/Asteraceae, Subfamily Mutisioideae, Tribe Mutisieae, Subtribe Adenocaulinae). PhytoKeys, 69: 121-128. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.69.9779

Funk, Vicki A., Pasini, Eduardo, Bonifacino, J. M. and Katinas, Liliana 2016. Home at last: the enigmatic genera Eriachaenium and Adenocaulon (Compositae, Mutisioideae, Mutisieae, Adenocaulinae). PhytoKeys, 60: 1-19. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.60.6795

Funk, Vicki A. and Torland, Nicholas J. 2016. Institutional Votes at the XIX International Botanical Congress, Shenzhen, 2017: Report of the Special Committee on Institutional Votes. Taxon, 65(6): 1449-1454. doi:10.12705/656.33

Gostel, Morgan R., Kelloff, Carol L., Wallick, Kyle and Funk, Vicki A. 2016. A workflow to preserve genome-quality tissue samples from plants in botanical gardens and arboreta. Applications in Plant Sciences, 4(9) doi:10.3732/apps.1600039

Henkel, Terry W., Kelloff, Carol L., Alexander, Sara N. and Funk, Vicki A. 2016. Smithsonian Plant Collections, Guyana: 1992-2014, Terry W. Henkel. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, 104: vi-206. doi:10.5479/si.1938-2812.104

Katinas, Liliana, Hernández, Marcelo P., Arambarri, Ana M. and Funk, Vicki A. 2016. The origin of the bifurcating style in Asteraceae (Compositae). Annals of Botany, 117(6): 1009-1021. doi:10.1093/aob/mcw033

Nie, Ze-Long, Funk, Vicki A., Meng, Ying, Deng, Tao, Sun, Hang and Wen, Jun 2016. Recent assembly of the global herbaceous flora: evidence from the paper daisies (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae). New Phytologist, 209(4): 1795-1806. doi:10.1111/nph.13740

Pasini, Eduardo, Funk, Vicki A., de Souza-Chies, Tatiana T. and Miotto, Silvia T. S. 2016. New insights into the phylogeny and biogeography of the Gerbera-Complex (Asteraceae: Mutisieae). Taxon, 65(3): 547-562. doi:10.12705/653.7

Robinson, Harold E., Skvarla, John J. and Funk, Vicki A. 2016. Vernonieae (Asteraceae) of southern Africa: A generic disposition of the species and a study of their pollen. Phytokeys, 60: 49-126. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.60.6734

Seberg, O., Droege, G., Barker, K., Coddington, Jonathan A., Funk, Vicki A., Gostel, Morgan, Petersen, G. and Smith, P. P. 2016. Global Genome Biodiversity Network: saving a blueprint of the Tree of Life - a botanical perspective. Annals of Botany, 118(3): 393-399. doi:10.1093/aob/mcw121

Wen, Jun, Ickert-Bond, Stefanie, Appelhans, Marc S., Dorr, Laurence J. and Funk, Vicki A. 2015. Collections-based systematics: opportunities and outlook for 2050. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 53(6): 477-488. doi:10.1111/jse.12181

Alexander, Sara N., Hoffman, Bruce, Kelloff, Carol L. and Funk, Vicki A. 2014. Smithsonian Plant Collections, the Guianas: 1991-1993 and 1995-2000, Bruce Hoffman. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, 101: 1-188. doi:10.5479/si.19382812.101

Funk, Vicki A., Sancho, Gisela, Roque, Nadia, Kelloff, Carol L., Ventosa-Rodriguez, Iralys, Diazgranados, Mauricio, Bonifacino, J. Mauricio and Chan, Raymund 2014. A phylogeny of the Gochnatieae: Understanding a critically placed tribe in the Compositae. Taxon, 63(4): 859-882.

Funk, Vicki A. and Wood, Kenneth R. 2014. Bidensmeyeri (Asteraceae, Coreopsideae): a new critically endangered species from Rapa, Austral Islands. PhytoKeys, 42: 39-47. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.42.8408

Mandel, Jennifer R., Dikow, Rebecca B., Funk, Vicki A., Masalia, Rishi R., Staton, S. Evan, Kozik, Alex, Michelmore, Richard W., Rieseberg, Loren H. and Burke, John M. 2014. A Target Enrichment Method for Gathering Phylogenetic Information from Hundreds of Loci: An Example from the Compositae. Applications in Plant Sciences, 2(2) doi:10.3732/apps.1300085

Robinson, Harold E. and Funk, Vicki A. 2014. Gymnanthemum koekemoera (Compositae, Vernonieae), a new species from South Africa. Phytokeys, 36: 59-65. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.36.7386

Robinson, Harold E. and Funk, Vicki A. 2014. Dysaster cajamarcensis. a new shrubby genus and species of Astereae (Asteraceae) from Peru. PhytoKeys, 36: 35-40.

Demissew, Sebsebe and Funk, Vicki A. 2013. Institutional Votes for the 2017 Nomenclature Section. Taxon, 62(3): 648-649. doi:10.12705/623.33

Diazgranados, Mauricio and Funk, Vicki A. 2013. Utility of QR codes in biological collections. Phytokeys, 25: 21-34. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.25.5175

Diazgranados, Mauricio and Funk, Vicki A. 2013. IAPT Participation at the VII Congreso Colombiano de Botánica. Taxon, 62(5): 1087-1089. doi:10.12705/625.38

Funk, Vicki A., Robinson, Harold E. and Tangerini, Alice 2013. Whatever happened to Bishopanthus (Compositae, Liabeae)?. PhytoKeys, 30: 65-73. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.30.6652

Roque, Nádia and Funk, Vicki A. 2013. Morphological characters add support for some members of the basal grade of Asteraceae. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 171(3): 568-586. doi:10.1111/boj.12000

Sancho, Gisela, Funk, Vicki A. and Roque, Nádia 2013. Moquiniastrum (Gochnatieae, Asteraceae): disentangling the paraphyletic Gochnatia. Phytotaxa, 147(1): 26-34. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.147.1.3

Stuessy, Tod F. and Funk, Vicki A. 2013. New trends in plant systematics—Introduction. Taxon, 62(5): 873-875. doi:10.12705/625.11

Tellería, María C., Sancho, Gisela, Funk, Vicki A., Ventosa, Iralys and Roque, Nadia 2013. Pollen morphology and its taxonomic significance in the tribe Gochnatieae (Compositae, Gochnatioideae). Plant Systematics and Evolution, 299(5): 935-948. doi:10.1007/s00606-013-0774-1

Wen, Jun, Ree, Richard H., Ickert-Bond, Stefanie, Nie, Zelong and Funk, Vicki A. 2013. Biogeography: Where do we go from here?. Taxon, 62(5): 912-927. doi:10.12705/625.15

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