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Alan Graham, Ph.D.Alan Graham, Ph.D.
Curator of Paleobotany & Palynology
Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development

office phone: + 1 (314) 577-9473 ext. 6209
fax: + 1 (314) 577-9596

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

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1962
M.S., University of Texas, 1958
B.S., University of Texas, 1956
Post-doctoral Fellow, Harvard University, 1962

Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic vegetation history and terrestrial environments of the New World Geologic evolution of New World ecosystems Geologic history of lineages (Compositae, Leguminosae, Lythraceae, Rubiaceae) Palynology and systematics [Leguminosae (Caesalpinioideae, Erythrina), Lythraceae] Web page coordinator, Catalog and Literature Guide for Cretaceous and Cenozoic Vascular Plants of the New World
Awards Botanical Society of America, Paleobotanical Section Award, 2011, for "...contributions to paleobotany, service, and outstanding scholarship". Asa Gray Award, 2009, American Society Plant Taxonomists Merit Award, Botanical Society of America, 2009
Palestras magistrais/congress lectures Graham, A. 2010. Pole to pole- the sequence of appearance of New World ecosystems. X Congreso Americano de Botánica, Conservación y Uso Sustentable de la Flora Nativa Latinoamerica. October 4-10, La Serena, Chile. Graham, A. 2009. Vegetation history of Latin America. 60th Congreso Nacional de Botánica, June 28-July 3, Feira de Santana, Brazil. Graham, A. 2006. A revised fossil record of the Rubiaceae. 3rd International Rubiaceae Conference, September 18-21, Leuven, Belgium. Graham, A. 2003. New alliances in the study of Cenozoic vegetational history and terrestrial peleoenvironments. XII Simposio Argentino de Paleobotánica y Palinologia, April 7-9, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Graham, A. 2000. Recent advances in the Cenozoic history of neotropical vegetation. Brazilian Botanical Congress, June, Brasilia, Brazil.
Books Graham, A. 2011. Academic Tapestries, Fashioning Teachers and Researchers out of Events and Experiences. Missouri Botanical Garden Press. St. Louis. In press. Graham, A. 2010. A Natural History of the New World, the Ecology and Evolution of Plants in the Americas. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. Graham, A. 2010. Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic History of Latin American Vegetation and Terrestial Environments. Missouri Botanical Garden Press. St. Louis. Graham, A. 1999. Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic History of North American Vegetation. Oxford University Press, Oxford. Graham, A. 1973. Vegetation and Vegetational History of Northern Latin America. Elsevier, Amsterdam. Graham, A. 1972. Floristics and Paleofloristics of Asia and Eastern North America. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
Available upon request
Graham, A. 2011. The age and diversification of terrestrial New World ecosystems through Cretaceous and Cenozoic time. American Journal of Botany, Special Issue on Biodiversity (P. H. Raven, J. M. Chase, J. C. Pires, eds.), 98: 336-351. -----. 2009. Fossil record of the Rubiaceae. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 96: 90-108. -----. 2006. Modern processes and historical factors in the origin of the African element in Latin America. Symposium, Latin American Biogeography- Causes and Effects. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard 93: 335-339. -----. 2006. Paleobotanical evidence and molecular data in reconstructing the historical phytogeography of Rhizophoraceae. Symposium, Latin American Biogeography- Causes and Effects.. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 93: 325-334. -----. 2003. Historical phytogeography of the Greater Antilles. Brittonia 55: 357-383. -----. 2003. The concepts of deep-time floras and paleobotanical hot-spots. Systematic Botany 28: 461-464. -----. 2003. Geohistory models and Cenozoic paleoenvironments of the Caribbean region. Systematic Botany 28: 378-386. -----, K. M. Gregory-Wodsicki, and K. L. Wright. 2001. Studies in neotropical paleobotany. XV. A Mio-Pliocene palynoflora from the Eastern Cordillera, Bolivia: Implications for the uplift history of the Central Andes. Amer. J. Bot. 88: 1545-1557. -----, D. Cozadd, A. Areces-Mallea, and N. O. Frederiksen. 2000. Studies in Neotropical Paleobotany. XIV. A palynoflora from the middle Eocene Saramaguacán Formation of Cuba. Amer. J. Bot. 87: 1526-1539. -----. 1999. Cenozoic history of the northern temperate element in the Latin American biota. Amer. J. Bot. 86: 32-38. -----. 1999. Studies in neotropical paleobotany. XII. An Oligo-Miocene palynoflora from Simojovel (Chiapas, Mexico). Amer. J. Bot. 86: 17-31. ----- and D. L. Dilcher. 1998. Studies in neotropical paleobotany. XII. A palynoflora from the Pliocene Río Banano Formation of Costa Rica and the Neogene vegetation of Mesoamerica. Amer. J. Bot. 85: 1426-1438. -----. 1998. Studies in neotropical paleobotany. XI. Late Tertiary vegetation and environments of southeastern Guatemala: Palynofloras from the Mio-Pliocene Padre Miguel Group and the Pliocene Herrería Formation. Amer. J. Bot. 85: 1409-1425. -----. 1997. Neotropical plant dynamics during the Cenozoic- diversification, and the ordering of evolutionary and speciation processes. Systematic Botany 22: 139-150. ----- (ed.). 1997. Forensic Chemistry, Soil Analysis, Entomology, Botany, Palynology, and other Aspects of Non-genetic-marker Biology. J. Forensic Sciences 42: 363-405. -----. 1997. Forensic palynology and the Ruidoso, New Mexico plane crash-the pollen evidence II. In: A. Graham (ed.). Forensic Chemistry, Soil Analysis, Entomology, Botany, Palynology, and other Aspects of Non-genetic-marker Biology. J. Forensic Sciences 42: 391-393. -----. 1996. A contribution to the geologic history of the Compositae. In: D. J. N. Hind and H. J. Beentje (eds.). Compositae: Systematics. Proc. International Compositae Conference, Kew (1994), D. J. N. Hind (editor-in-Chief), Vol. 1. Pp. 123-140. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ----- and D. L. Dilcher. 1995. The Cenozoic record of the tropical dry forest in northern Latin America and the southern United States. In: S. H. Bullock, H. A. Mooney, and E. Medina (eds.), Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Pp. 124-145. -----. 1995. Diversification of the Gulf/Caribbean mangrove communities through Cenozoic time. Biotropica 27: 20-27. -----. 1992. The current status of the legume fossil record in the Caribbean region. In: P. S. Herendeen and D. L. Dilcher (eds.), Advances in Legume Systematics: 4. The Fossil Record. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Pp. 161-167. -----. 1990. A late Tertiary microfossil flora from the Republic of Haiti. Amer. J. Bot. 77: 911-926. -----, J. Nowicke, J. J. Skvarla, S. A. Graham, V. Patel, and S. Lee. 1985. Palynology and systematics of the Lythraceae. I. Introduction and genera Adenaria through Ginoria. Amer. J. Bot. 72: 1012-1031. -----, -----, -----, -----, -----, -----. 1987. Palynology and systematics of the Lythraceae. II. Genera Haitia through Peplis. Amer. J. Bot. 74: 829-850. -----, S. A. Graham, J. W. Nowicke, V. Patel, and S. Lee. 1990. Palynology and systematics of the Lythraceae. III. Genera Physocalymma through Woodfordia, addenda and conclusions. Amer. J. Bot. 77: 159-177. ----- and G. Barker. 1981. Palynology and tribal classification in the Caesalpinioideae. In: R. M. Polhill and Peter Raven (eds.), Advances in Legume Systematics. HMSO, London, U.K. Pp. 801-834.