Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

John Wiersema

Research Associate
Education

Ph.D., 1984, Biology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

M.S., 1979, Biology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

B.S., 1974, Psychology & Sociology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Research Interests

Plant nomenclature: a member of the Editorial Committee for the last 3 Codes, and Vice-rapporteur for the Shenzhen Code; with ongoing responsibility for the content of the Code Appendices database.

Economic botany: 3+ decades curating data on agricultural plants for the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service.

Systematics of Nymphaeales, esp. Nymphaea, on a global basis.