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Geoffrey A Levin
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Systematics of flowering plants, particularly families in Malpighiales formerly included in Euphorbiaceae, with an emphasis on taxonomic revisions and phylogenetic studies using morphological and molecular data. My current interests focus on Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) and Drypetes (Putranjivaceae).
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Jesse M. Greenman Award, 1987. Presented by Missouri Botanical Garden for best plant systematics paper published in 1986 based on a doctoral dissertation.
Phi Beta Kappa
Sigma Xi
Professional affiliations:
American Society of Plant Taxonomists
Botanical Society of America
Flora of North America Association
International Association of Plant Taxonomists
American Institute of Biological Sciences
Selected publications:
Levin, G.A. 1999. Notes on Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) in North America. Rhodora 101: 217-233.
Sagun, V. G., G. A. Levin, and R. W. J. M. van der Ham. 2006. Pollen morphology and ultrastructure of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 140: 123-143.
Levin, G. A., J.K. Morton, and E. Robbrecht. 2007. Two new species of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) from tropical Africa, and a review of some Robyns names for cupricolous plants from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Systematic Botany 32: 576-582.
Sagun, V. G., and G. A. Levin. 2007. Four new species of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) from Malesia. Blumea 52: 351-359.
Sagun, V. G., G. A. Levin, and P. C. van Welzen. 2010. Revision and phylogeny of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) in Malesia. Blumea 55: 21-60.
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Program affiliates:
Adjunct, Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Research Associate, Missouri Botanical Garden.
Professional society involvement and activities:
American Society of Plant Taxonomists: Honors and Awards Committee, 2001-2002; Nominating Committee, 2005-2006.
Flora of North America Association: Board of Directors, 2006-present; Executive Committee, 2007-present; President, 2012-present.
Manuscript reviewer for Brittonia, Novon, Phytokeys, Rhodora, Systematic Botany, and other journals. Proposal reviewer and panelist for National Science Foundation.

PhD, Botany, University of California, Davis, 1984
MS, Botany, University of California, Davis, 1979
BA, Botany, Pomona College, Claremont CA, 1977

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