Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Warren Wagner

Research Botanist and Curator of Botany (Onagraceae and Pacific Island Plants)
Department / Division
Education
  • B.A., University of New Mexico
  • M.S., University of New Mexico
  • Ph.D., Washington University (St. Louis)
Research Interests

Systematics, biogeography, and patterns of evolution of various angiosperm groups, especially plant diversity of Pacific oceanic islands and the evening primrose family (Onagraceae). Morphological and molecular data are used to discover, describe, and interpret biological diversity, and create predictive classification systems, examine phylogenetic relationships and biogeographic patterns of lineages. Application of systematic and biogeographic information is used to address questions in population biology, conservation biology, and evolution.

Publications
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Chapter
  • Wagner, Warren L., Khan, N. R., Lorence, D. H., and Herbst, D. R. 2014. "Native vascular plants of the Hawaiian Islands." in Hawaiian plant life: Vegetation and flora, edited by Gustafson, R. J., Herbst, D. R., and Rundel, P. W., 255–287. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press.
  • Wagner, Warren L. and Hoch, Peter C. 2013. "Onagraceae." in Steyermark’s flora of Missouri, edited by George Yatskievych., 509–553. St. Louis, MO: Missouri Botanical Garden Press.
  • Wagner, Warren L. and Hoch, Peter C. 2013. "Onagraceae." in Flora of the Four Corners region, edited by Heil, K., O'Kane, S. L., Reeves, L. M., and Clifford, A., 659–677. St. Louis: Missouri Botanical Garden Press.
  • Wagner, Warren L. 2012. "Camissoniopsis." in The Jepson manual: Vascular plants of California, edited by Baldwin, Bruce G., Goldman, D. H., Keil, D. J., Patterson, R., Rosatti, T. J., and Wilken, D. H., 926–930. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Wagner, Warren L. 2012. "Taraxia." in The Jepson manual: Vascular plants of California, edited by Baldwin, Bruce G., Goldman, D. H., Keil, D. J., Patterson, R., Rosatti, T. J., and Wilken, D. H., 954. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Wagner, Warren L. 2012. "Tetrapteron." in The Jepson manual: Vascular plants of California, edited by Baldwin, Bruce G., Goldman, D. H., Keil, D. J., Patterson, R., Rosatti, T. J., and Wilken, D. H., 954. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Wagner, Warren L. 2012. "Chylismia." in The Jepson manual: Vascular plants of California, edited by Baldwin, Bruce G., Goldman, D. H., Keil, D. J., Patterson, R., Rosatti, T. J., and Wilken, D. H., 931–933. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Wagner, Warren L. 2012. "Eulobus." in The Jepson manual: Vascular plants of California, edited by Baldwin, Bruce G., Goldman, D. H., Keil, D. J., Patterson, R., Rosatti, T. J., and Wilken, D. H., 947. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Wagner, Warren L. 2012. "Neoholmgrenia." in The Jepson manual: Vascular plants of California, edited by Baldwin, Bruce G., Goldman, D. H., Keil, D. J., Patterson, R., Rosatti, T. J., and Wilken, D. H., 949. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Wagner, Warren L. 2012. "Oenothera." in The Jepson manual: Vascular plants of California, edited by Baldwin, Bruce G., Goldman, D. H., Keil, D. J., Patterson, R., Rosatti, T. J., and Wilken, D. H., 949–954. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Wagner, Warren L. 2012. "Camissonia." in The Jepson manual: Vascular plants of California, edited by Baldwin, Bruce G., Goldman, D. H., Keil, D. J., Patterson, R., Rosatti, T. J., and Wilken, D. H., 926–927. Berkeley: University of California Press, Berkeley.
  • Wagner, Warren L. and Hoch, Peter C. 2012. "Onagraceae, family description and generic key." in The Jepson manual: Vascular plants of California, edited by Baldwin, Bruce G., Goldman, D. H., Keil, D. J., Patterson, R., Rosatti, T. J., and Wilken, D. H., 925–926. Berkely: Univeristy of California Press.
  • Wagner, Warren L. and Hoch, P. C. 2007. "Onagraceae." in Flowering plant families of the world, edited by Heywood, V. H., Brummitt, R. K., Culman, A., and Seberg, O., 236–237.
  • Poulin, J., Sakai, A. K., Weller, S. G., and Wagner, Warren L. 2005. "Invasive species." in Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach, edited by Kress, W. John and Krupnick, Gary A., 176–184.
  • Stein, B. A. and Wagner, Warren L. 2005. "Current Plant Extinctions: Chiaroscuro in Shades of Green." in Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach, edited by Kress, W. John and Krupnick, Gary A., 54–66.
  • Wagner, Warren L., Mix, D., and Price, J. 2005. "Pacific Islands." in Plant Conservation: A Natural History Approach, edited by Kress, W. John and Krupnick, Gary A., 79–85.
  • Allan, G. J., Zimmer, Elizabeth Anne, Wagner, Warren L., and Sokoloff, D. D. 2003. "Molecular phylogenetic analysis of tribe Loteae (Fabaceae); Implications for classification and biogeography." in Advances in legume systematics, part 10, higher level systematic, edited by Klitgaard, B. and Bruneau, A., 371–393.
  • Wagner, Warren L. 2002. "Onagraceae (family description and key), Camissonia, Gaura, and Oenothera (Onagraceae)." in The Jepson Desert Manual: Vascular plants of southeastern California, edited by Baldwin, Bruce G., 384–393, 394.
  • Lorence, David H., Manning, A., Montgomery, S. L., and Wagner, Warren L. 2001. "Species Profiles." in Remains of a rainbow: Rare plants and animals of Hawai`i, edited by Liittschwager, D. and Middleton, S., 232–259.
  • Wagner, Warren L. 1999. "Gaura." in Flora of Japan, Volume IIc: Angiospermae, Dicotyledoneae, Archichlamydeae (c), edited by Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, David E., and Ohba, H., 240. Kodansha Ltd.
  • Wagner, Warren L. 1999. "Oenothera." in Flora of Japan, Volume IIc: Angiospermae, Dicotyledoneae, Archichlamydeae (c), edited by Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, David E., and Ohba, H., 235–240. Kodansha Ltd.
  • Sakai, A. K., Weller, S. G., Wagner, Warren L., Soltis, P. S., and Soltis, D. E. 1997. "Phylogenetic perspectives on the evolution of dioecy: Adaptive radiation in the endemic Hawaiian genera Schiedea and Alsinidendron (Caryophyllaceae: Alsinoideae)." in Molecular evolutions and adaptive radiation, edited by Givinish, T. J. and Sytsma, Kenneth J., 455–473.
  • Funk, Vicki Ann. 1995. "Cladistic methods." in Hawaiian biogeography: Evolution on a hot spot archipelago, edited by Wagner, Warren L. and Funk, Vicki Ann., 30–38.
  • Funk, Vicki Ann and Wagner, Warren L. 1995. "Biogeography of seven ancient Hawaiian plant lineages." in Hawaiian Biogeography: Evolution on a hot spot archipelago, edited by Wagner, Warren L. and Funk, Vicki Ann., 160–194.
  • Funk, Vicki Ann and Wagner, Warren L. 1995. "Biogeography of seven ancient Hawaiian plant lineages." in Hawaiian Biogeography: Evolution on a hot spot archipelago, edited by Wagner, Warren L. and Funk, Vicki Ann., 160–194.
  • Funk, Vicki Ann and Wagner, Warren L. 1995. "Biogeographic patterns in the Hawaiian Islands." in Hawaiian biogeography: Evolution on a hot spot archipelago, edited by Wagner, Warren L. and Funk, Vicki Ann., 379–419.
  • Funk, Vicki Ann and Wagner, Warren L. 1995. "Biogeographic patterns in the Hawaiian Islands." in Hawaiian biogeography: Evolution on a hot spot archipelago, edited by Wagner, Warren L. and Funk, Vicki Ann., 379–419.
  • Givnish, Thomas J., Sytsma, Kenneth J., Smith, James F., and Hahn, William J. 1995. "Molecular Evolution Adaptive Radiation, and Geographic Speciation in Cyanea (Campanulaceae, Lobelioideae)." in Hawaiian biogeography : evolution on a hot spot archipelago, edited by Wagner, Warren L. and Funk, Vicki Ann., 288–377. Smithsonian series in comparative evolutionary biology. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Tarr, C. L. and Fleischer, Robert C. 1995. "Evolutionary relationships of the Hawaiian honeycreepers (Aves: Drepanidinae)." in Hawaiian Biogeography: Evolution in a Hot Spot Archipelago, edited by Wagner, Warren L. and Funk, Vicki Ann., 147–159. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Wagner, Warren L. 1995. "Onagraceae." in Flora of Ceylon, edited by Dassanayake, et al., 9.
  • Wagner, Warren L., Weller, S. G., and Sakai, A. K. 1995. "Phylogeny and biogeography in Schiedea and Alsinidendron (Caryophyllaceae)." in Hawaiian biogeography: Evolution on a hot spot archipelago, edited by Wagner, Warren L. and Funk, Vicki Ann., 221–258.
  • Wagner, Warren L., Weller, S. G., and Sakai, A. K. 1995. "Phylogeny and biogeography in Schiedea and Alsinidendron (Caryophyllaceae)." in Hawaiian biogeography: Evolution on a hot spot archipelago, edited by Wagner, Warren L. and Funk, Vicki Ann., 221–258.
  • Hoch, P. C. and Wagner, Warren L. 1993. "Oenothera ." in Flora of Taiwan, 962–967.
  • Wagner, Warren L. 1993. "Onagraceae (family description and key), Camissonia, Gaura, and Oenothera (Onagraceae)." in The Jepson Manual: Higher plants of California, edited by Hickman, J. C., 776–786, 798, 800.
  • Herbst, D. R. and Wagner, Warren L. 1992. "Alien plants on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands." in Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research, edited by Stone, C. P., Smith, C. W., and Tunison, J. T., 189–224.
  • Wagner, Warren L. 1991. "Evolution of waif floras: A comparison of the Hawaiian and Marquesan archipelagos." in The unity of evolutionary biology, the proceedings of the fourth International Congress of Systematics and Evolutionary Biology, edited by Dudley, E. C., 267–284.
  • Kress, W. John. 1990. "Heliconiaceae." in Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i, edited by Wagner, Warren L., Herbst, D. R., and Sohmer, S. H., 1440–1442.
  • Frame, D., Wagner, Warren L., Herbst, D. R., and Sohmer, S. H. 1989. "Hawaiian Islands." in Floristic inventory of tropical countries, edited by Campbell, D. and Hammond, H. D., 181–186.
  • Lorence, David H., Wagner, Warren L., and Herbst, D. R. 1989. "Plant taxonomy in the Hawaiian Islands." in Conservation biology in Hawai`i, edited by Stone, C. P. and Stone, D. B., 43–47.
  • Wagner, Warren L., Herbst, D. R., and Yee, R. S. 1985. "Status of the native flowering plants of the Hawaiian Islands." in Hawai`i's terrestrial ecosystems: Protection and management, edited by Stone, C. P. and Scott, J. M., 23–74.
  • Wagner, Warren L. 1983. "Caryophyllaceae." in IOPB chromosome number reports LXXXI, edited by Love, A., 664. Taxon.

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Book
  • Funk, Vicki Ann, Turland, N., and Wagner, Warren L. 2012. Colloquium in Honor of John McNeill. Washington, D.C.: IAPT.
  • Wagner, Warren L., Herbst, D. R., and Sohmer, S. H. 1999. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai`i, revised edition. University of Hawaii Press.
  • Wagner, Warren L. and Funk, Vicki Ann. 1995. Hawaiian biogeography: Evolution on a hot spot archipelago. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Merhoff, L. A., Sakai, A. K., Wagner, Warren L., and Herbst, D. R. 1993. Endangered species of the native Hawaiian flora: Biogeography and ecology. XV International Botanical Congress, Abstracts 64.
  • Wagner, Warren L. 1993. Biogeographical patterns in Hawaiian Angiosperms. XV International Botanical, Abstracts 32.
  • Wagner, Warren L. 1990. Evolution of waif floras: a comparison of the Hawaiian and Marquesas archipelagos. ICSEB IV: fourth International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology.
  • Wagner, Warren L., Herbst, D. R., and Sohmer, S. H. 1990. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai`i. University of Hawaii Press and Bishop Museum Press.
  • Mill, S. W., Gowing, D. P., Herbst, D. R., and Wagner, Warren L. 1988. Indexed bibliography on the flowering plants of Hawai'i. University of Hawaii Press and Bishop Museum Press.
  • Stockhouse, R., Klein, W., and Wagner, Warren L. 1980. Evolution of the Oenothera caespitosa complex (Onagraceae). 2nd Int. Congr. Syst. Evol. Bio.
Report
  • Martin, W. C. and Wagner, Warren L. 1974. [Report] Biological Survey of Kirtland Air Force Base (East).