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James Norris

James Norris

Emeritus Research Botanist

Phone: 202-633-0959
Fax: 202-786-2563
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Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012

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

     Ph.D.(1975) Department of Biological Sciences and Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara (Adivsors: M. Neushul & I.A. Abbott).`M.A. (1971) Department of Marine Biology and Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, San Francisco State University (Adivsors: G. Oberlander & I.A. Abbott). `B.A.(1968)Department of Biology, San Francisco State University (Advisor: H.D. Thiers).

Research Interests
     Biodiversity of marine algae; systematics, biogeography, floristics and ecology of tropical and subtropical marine macroalgae.

Recent Publications - (All Publications)

Ballantine, David L., Ruiz, Hector, Lozada-Troche, Chad and Norris, James N. 2016. The genus Ramicrusta (Peyssonneliales, Rhodophyta) in the Caribbean Sea, including Ramicrusta bonairensis sp. nov. and Ramicrusta monensis sp. nov. Botanica Marina, 59(6): 417-431. doi:10.1515/bot-2016-0086

Ballantine, David L., Ruiz, Hector and Norris, James N. 2015. Notes on the benthic marine algae of Puerto Rico, XI: new records including new Meredithia (Kallymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) species. Botanica Marina, 58(5): 355-365. doi:10.1515/bot-2015-0005

Bucher, Katina E., Ballantine, David L., Lozada-Troche, Chad and Norris, James N. 2014. Wrangelia gordoniae, a new species of Rhodophyta (Ceramiales, Wrangeliaceae) from the tropical western Atlantic. Botanica Marina, 57(4): 265-280. doi:10.1515/bot-2014-0012

Norris, James N. 2014. Marine Algae of the Northern Gulf of California II: Rhodophyta. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, 96: 1-555. doi:10.5479/si.19382812.96

Bucher, Katina E., Norris, James N. and Sears, James R. 2013. Gloiotrichus vermiculatus sp. nov. (Liagoraceae, Rhodophyta), a new species from the Caribbean Sea. Caribbean Journal of Science, 47(1): 98-113.

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