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Robert Ireland

Robert Ireland

Research Associate

Phone: 202-633-0954
Fax: 202-786-2563
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Postal Address
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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

     B.A. in Botany, U. of Kansas, 1956
     M.A. in Botany, U. of Kansas, 1957
     Ph.D. in Botany, U. of Washington, 1966

Areas of Specialty
     I am primarly interested in the mosses of North and South America, particularly Chile since 2000. I have done taxonomic studies of the families Dicranaceae, Hypnaceae, Plagiotheciaceae and Stereophyllaceae.

Field Work
     In North America my field work has been in both the eastern and western parts of the continent. In South America I have concentrated my studies on the mosses of south-central Chile, especially in the Bio-Bio Region.

Recent Publications - (All Publications)

Ochyra, Ryszard and Ireland, Robert Root 2016. Isopterygium tenerifolium (Hypnaceae, Bryophyta)--one more Afro-American disjunct. Herzogia, 29(1): 72-78. doi:10.13158/heia.29.1.2016.72

Ochyra, Ryszard, Bednarek-Ochyra, Halina and Ireland, Robert Root 2015. Valid publication and typification of Taxiphyllum deplanatum (Hypnaceae) and other new names of moss taxa distributed in Sullivant's Musci Alleghanienses. Journal of Bryology, 37(3): 215-227. doi:10.1179/1743282015Y.0000000008

Robinson, Harold E. and Ireland, Robert Root 2013. Correct use of the Generic Name Bryodusenia (Hookeriales). Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden, 108: 245-249.

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