Maggie Whitson

Botanist

My info

Full name
Maggie Whitson
Username
Maggie Whitson
I am
a professional scientist
Curator level
Full Curator

Activity

16860 objects curated
4952 taxa curated
1975 images set as exemplar
1103 articles selected for Overview
2943 preferred classifications selected

2904 common names added
57 common names removed
112 common names curated

456 taxa commented
856 comments submitted
83 articles added
0 data records added
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Curator qualifications

Credentials

I am a faculty member in the biology department at Northern Kentucky University, and I direct/curate their herbarium. (see http://artscience.nku.edu/departments/biology/resources/herbarium.html ) I published a paper on the molecular phylogeny of Physalis (Whitson, M. and P. S. Manos. 2005. Untangling Physalis (Solanaceae) from the physaloids: a two-gene phylogeny of the Physalinae. Systematic Botany 30(1): 216-230.) I am a member of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists.

Curation scope
I am a professional botanist trained in plant systematics and taxonomy. My specialty is the genus Physalis and its relatives (in the Solanaceae or tomato family). I also know a good bit about flora of the southeastern U.S., particularly the woody plants.