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Patricia M. EckelPatricia M. Eckel
Research Scientist, Bryology Group

office phone: + 1 (314) 577-5180
fax: + 1 (314) 577-0828

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

B.A & M.A., State University of New York Center at Buffalo, 1981, 1984
Bryology Historical influences on vegetation History of American Botany Botanical Latin Scientific Illustration
Websites Bryophyte Flora of North America Res Botanica
For P. Eckel's complete CV with list of publications, click here.
Research Emphases Systematics of bryophytes, particularly the Pottiaceae including treatments of genera for Flora of North America Bryofloristics Historical and present-day vascular and bryophyte flora of the vicinity of Niagara Falls, New York and Ontario Collecting journal and correspondence of George W. Clinton, mid-19th Century Botanical Latin dictionary and translation service Scientific illustration of the three bryophyte volumes for Flora of North America
Botanical Heritage of Islands at the Brink of Niagara Falls. Botanical Services, St. Louis. 2013.

Selected Publications Hymenostylium recurvirostrum var. insigne (Dix.) Bartr. and Barbula amplexifolia (Mitt.) Jaeg. in British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Botany. 60: 1596-1600. 1982 (R.H. Zander, senior author). Did You Wet Your Plants? A note on the uses of Pohlstoffe in the preparation of herbarium specimens for illustration. Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Newsletter. January 1983, 1: 7. An Early Preparation of Orchid Specimens. 1985. Herbarium News 5(1/2): 6. (Reprinted in the Newsletter of the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society, March 1985). Orthotrichum obtusifolium and Tortula papillosa in western New York State. 1985. Evansia 2(1): 11-12. Gymnostomiella orcuttii Bartr. (Pottiaceae) new to the western coast of Mexico. Evansia 2(2): 28-29. Flora of DeVeaux College Woods, Niagara Falls, New York. 1986. Clintonia: Magazine of the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society, Suppl. to issue 1: 1-7. Seligeria campylopoda Kindb. new to the State of Wyoming. 1986. Evansia 3(2): 23. Didymodon australasiae var. umbrosus (Musci: Pottiaceae) new to eastern North America. 1986. Bryologist 89: 70-72. Weissia phascopsis (=Astomum phascoides) new to New Mexico with additional county records. Evansia 3(3): 44-45. Mosses new and rare for New York State. 1987. Rhodora 89: 375-379. Barbula ehrenbergii new to the moss flora of New Mexico with additional Eddy County records. 1987. Evansia 5(1): 14-15. John Goldie in North America, Part I: Niagara Falls and the Theory of Evolution. 1989. Clintonia 4(5): 1-5. Goldie in North America, Part II. Botanical and General Observations. 1990. Clintonia 5(1): 1-7. Latin bryophyte terminology. 1990. In: Glossarium Polyglottum Bryologiae, R. E. Magill, ed. Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 33: 183-214 (for the International Association of Bryologists). Tortella tortelloides (Musci: Pottiaceae) new to North America. 1990. Bryologist 94(1): 84-87. Bryum rubens from Niagara Falls, new to New York State. 1990. The Bryologist 94(1): 80-81. (Jon Shaw, junior author). Moss Flora of Mexico, New York Botanical Garden (co-editor with senior editors Howard A. Crum and A. J. Sharp). 1994. 2 Vols. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 69. New York. Eucladium verticillatum (Musci) second Ontario station. 1990. Evansia 7: 15. Pohlia longicolla (Hedw.) Lindb. new to Wyoming. 1992. Evansia 9(2): 43-44. A Synopsis of the Mosses of Wyoming. 1996. Great Basin Naturalist 56(3): 197-204. A Checklist of the Mosses of Albany County, Wyoming. 1996. Evansia 13(2): 41-46. Trichostomum tenuirostre (Hook. & Tayl.) Lindb. var. gemmiparum (Schimp.) Zand. new to Japan. 1996. Bryologist 99(4): 460. Desert Sposs: a tool, and notes on collecting bryophytes in arid regions. 1996. Evansia 13(3): 109-111. New state records for Nevada and Idaho. 1996. Evansia 13(4): 157-158. Aster ontarionis, a rare plant new to the Niagara region. 1996. New York Flora Association Newsletter 7(5): 3-4. Woodland Bluegrass, Poa sylvestris in the Gorge of the Niagara River. 1996. New York Flora Association Newsletter 7(4): 1-2. Tortella knightii, an Australasian species new to the South American continent in Tierra del Fuego. 1996. Bryologist 100(2): 210-211. Pseudocrossidium obtusulum (Pottiaceae, Bryopsida) new to Montana with a key to the North American species in the genus. 1996. J. Hoy, J. C. Elliott, Jr., co-authors. Great Basin Naturalist 57(3): 259-262. Tortella alpicola Dix. new to Alberta and the Yukon Territory with a discussion of the range of the species. 1997. Canadian Field Naturalist 111: 320-322. Weissia brachycarpa (Musci: Pottiaceae) new to the Province of Ontario. 1997. Canadian Field Naturalist 111: 318-319. A re-evaluation of Tortella (Pottiaceae, Musci) in conterminous U.S.A. and Canada. Bulletin of the Buffalo Museum of Science 36: 117-191. 1997. Bellibarbula,Eucladium, Hyophila, Luisierella, Plaubelia, Rhexophyllum, Tuerckheimia. Bryophyte Flora of North America, R. Zander, lead editor, provisional publication: 1999-2003. View. Weissia brachycarpa (Nees & Hornsch.) Jur., a second Ontario collection. 1999. Evansia 16(3): 147. Tortella alpicola new to the Moss Flora of South Dakota. 1999. Evansia 16(4): 167. The gender of Macrocoma Grout is feminine, not neuter. 2000. Bryological Notes. Journal of Bryology 22(1): 72-73. Iris virginica L., Southern Blue Flag, Restored to the Flora of New York State (with Dr. Jim Bissell, junior author). 2000. Clintonia 15(3): 7. Trichostomum arcticum Kaal. (Pottiaceae), new to the Province of Ontario, Canada. 2000. Evansia 17: 87-89. Trichostomum tenuirostre var. gemmiparum new to the United States. 2000. Evansia 17(2): 61-62. A note on horticultural elms: Ulmus parvifolia and Ulmus pumila in the Niagara Frontier Region of New York. 2000. FYNA Newsletter (New York Flora Association) 11(4): 2-4. The Vascular Flora of the Vicinity of the Falls of Niagara. Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY, January 11, 2001. View. MADCAPHORSE: A Revised Checklist of the Vascular Plants of the Niagara Frontier Region. Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY. February 7, 2001. View. Epilobium parviflorum, a rare European introduction along the Niagara River. NYFA Newsletter 13(2): 3-5. 2002. A small Black Oak wood by Niagara University. Clintonia 17(4): 5-7. 2002. The mystery oak: Quercus shumardii Buckley at Buckhorn Island. Clintonia 17(4): 8. 2002. Botanical Evaluation of the Goat Island Complex, Niagara Falls, New York. Buffalo Museum of Science Web site, January 29, 2002 (presently: Res Botanica, Missouri Botanical Garden, View. The Botanical Journal of G. W. Clinton 1862-1865, A Botanical Journal. P. M. Eckel, ed. Missouri Botanical Garden, Res Botanica. Febrary, 2003. View. Correspondence of G. W. Clinton 1865-1878. P. M. Eckel, ed. Missouri Botanical Garden, Res Botanica. Febrary, 2003. View. Eucladium. Bryophyte Flora of North America, R. Zander, lead editor. Missouri Botanical Garden, provisional publication: February, 2003. Niagara Issues: General Observations on the Niagara River. 2003. Res Botanica, a Missouri Botanical Garden Web site. March 8, 2003. View.