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Roy E. GereauRoy E. Gereau
Assistant Curator
Director of Tanzania Botanical Research and Conservation Programme
Africa and Madagascar

office phone: + 1 (314) 577-9574
fax: + 1 (314) 577-9596

Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299

M.S., Michigan Technological University, 1978
B.S., Michigan Technological University, 1975
B.A., University of Iowa, 1969
Floristics and phytogeography of eastern Africa Plant conservation assessment in eastern Africa and in Africa generally Classification and identification of East African flowering plant genera Taxonomy and systematics of African Sapindaceae
For Gereau's complete CV with list of publications, click here (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).
Research Emphases Supervision of Tanzania Botanical Research and Conservation Programme Supervision of "Plant Conservation Assessment in the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Tanzania and Kenya" Supervision of plant component of "Conserving Ecosystem Diversity and Livelihoods: Climate Change, Plant Biodiversity and Protected Areas in East AfricaCollaboration with Wildlife Conservation Society in "Identifying the Conservation Status of the Plants of the Southern Highlands of Tanzania" Completion of checklists for Lake Nyasa Climatic Region and Gombe National Park (Tanzania)
Selected Publications Hall, J., N. Burgess, J. Lovett, B. Mbilinyi & R.E. Gereau. 2009. Conservation implications of deforestation across an elevational gradient in the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Biol. Cons. 142: 2510-2521. Lovett, J.C., C.K. Ruffo, R.E. Gereau & J. D. Taplin. 2006. Field Guide to the Moist Forest Trees of Tanzania. Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, Centre for Ecology, Law, & Policy & Frontier-Tanzania. Couvreur, T.L.P., R.E. Gereau, J.J. Wiersema & J.E. Richardson 2006. Description of four new species of Monodora and Isolona (Annonaceae) from Tanzania and an overview of Tanzanian Annonaceae diversity. Adansonia, sér. 3, 28: 243-266. R.E. Gereau, C.M. Taylor & W.R.Q. Luke. 2006. Endemic plant species of the Eastern Arc Mountains of Kenya and Tanzania: analysis and refinement of distributional patterns. Pp. 267-277 in: S. A. Ghazanfar & H. J. Beentje (eds.), Taxonomy and Ecology of African Plants, their Conservation and Sustainable Use. Proceedings of the 17th AETFAT Congress, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Gereau, R.E. & S. Bodine. 2005. Crotalaria mwangulangoi (Fabaceae, Faboideae), a new species from the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania. Novon 15: 286-289. Lantz, H. & R.E. Gereau. 2005. A new species of Rytigynia (Rubiaceae, Vanguerieae) from northeastern Tanzania, with notes on the circumscription of the genus. Novon 15: 315-318. Taylor, C.M., R.E. Gereau & G.M. Walters. 2005. Revision of Ancistrocladus Wall. (Ancistrocladaceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 92: 360-399. Kenfack, D., G. Gosline, R. E. Gereau & G. E. Schatz. 2003. The genus Uvariopsis (Annonaceae) in tropical Africa, with a recombination and one new species from Cameroon. Novon 13: 443-449. Gereau, R. E. & G. M. Walters. 2003. Chamaecrista mwangokae (Fabaceae, Caesalpinioideae), a new species from the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Novon 13: 438-442. Goldblatt, P., J. C. Manning & R. E. Gereau. 2002. Nomenclatural Clarifications in Aristea Sect. Racemosae (Iridaceae) in the Cape Flora of South Africa. Novon 12: 190-195. Gereau, R. E. 2001. New names in African Celastraceae and Rutaceae. Novon 11: 43-44. Gereau, R. E. 2001. Aizoaceae, Aloaceae, Basellaceae, Bataceae, Chenopodiaceae, Liliaceae, Molluginaceae, Portulacaceae. In: W. D. Stevens, C. Ulloa Ulloa, A. Pool & O. M. Montiel (eds.), Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85: 48-49, 56, 395-397, 603-604, 1219-1228, 1507-1508, 2180-2183. Gereau, R. E. & D. Kenfack. 2000. Le genre Uvariopsis (Annonaceae) en Afrique tropicale, avec une espèce nouvelle du Cameroun. Adansonia, sér. 3, 22: 39-43. Gereau, R. E. 1999. Agavaceae, Alliaceae, Anthericaceae, Asparagaceae, Asphodelaceae, Asteliaceae, Dracaenaceae, Melanthiaceae, Phormiaceae. In: P. M. Jørgensen & S. Léon-Yánez (eds.), Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador, Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75: 200, 202, 216-217, 260, 440, 561, 784. Schatz, G. E., P. P. Lowry II & R. E. Gereau. 1999. A revision of the Malagasy endemic genus Chouxia Capuron (Sapindaceae). Adansonia, sér. 3, 21: 51-62. Gereau, R. E. 1998. A new combination in Tarenna (Rubiaceae) from Central Africa. Novon 8: 140. 1998. Gereau, R. E. & P. Vorster. 1998. Encephalartos ituriensis (Zamiaceae): an emended description. Adansonia, sér. 3: 20: 211-216. Gereau, R. E. 1997. Typification of names in Ancistrocladus Wall. (Ancistrocladaceae). Novon 7: 242-245. Lovett, J. C., R. E. Gereau & K. J. Sidwell. 1994. Vegetation and phytogeography of the Kitulo Plateau, southern Tanzania. Pp. 1025-1041 in: J. H. Seyani & A. C. Chikuni (eds.), Proceedings of the XIIIth Plenary Meeting of AETFAT, Zomba, Malawi, 2-11 April 1991. National Herbarium and Botanic Gardens of Malawi, Zomba.