Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Kenneth Wurdack

Research Botanist and Associate Curator of Botany (Euphorbiaceae, Malpighiales)
Department / Division
  • B.S., University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.S., University of North Carolina
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Research Interests

Systematic biology: Systematics, phylogenetics, and biogeography of Euphorbiaceae s.l. and other Malpighiales; also Thymelaeaceae. Evolutionary biology: plant-insect interactions, especially pertaining to ants and myrmecophytic associations. Floristic work: neotropics, southeastern USA, Molecular biology: genome evolution especially in plant mitochondria; processes of molecular evolution. History of science: botanical exploration and natural history, especially pertaining to 19th century southeastern USA.

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