Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Vicki Funk

Senior Research Botanist and Head, Biological Diversity of the Guianas (BDG) Program and Curator of Botany (Asteraceae)
Department / Division
  • B.S., Murray State University
  • M.S., Murray State University
  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Research Interests
Systematics of the Compositae, including monographs, checklists, phylogenies and supertrees; theory and practice of phylogenetics and biogeography, especially global Compositae distributions and Pacific Biogeography; Biodiversity, the interface between systematics and conservation biology, especially from northeastern South America.  Over 12,000 numbers collected primarily, Mexico, Andean South America, and South Africa.