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David Boufford

Dave Boufford in the field
  • Senior Research Scientist
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Research Interests:

My research interests are on the vascular plants of temperate to subtropical Asia, their patterns of distribution and how they relate to the plants of North America. I am on the editorial boards or otherwise involved in several flora projects, including the English language Flora of Japan (1992- ), the Flora of China (1989- ), Flora of Taiwan, Second edition (1992-2003; database), the Flora of Korea (2001- ), the Flora of North America (1983- ) and Flora of Nepal. Locally, Ray Angelo of the New England Botanical Club and I are producing an annotated Atlas of the New England Flora. Rick Ree (F), Susan Kelley (A), SUN Hang (KUN), YANG Zhuliang (KUN) and JIA Yu (PE), and their students, and I are also undertaking a survey of the plant diversity of the Hengduan Mountain region, one of the world’s hotspots of biodiversity, in western Sichuan and eastern Xizang, China. (Photo: Xizang (Tibet), Jiangda Xian, Qingnidong (Qunyido) Xiang , 3 August 2004; by Hidetsugu Miwa)

Publications

  • Boufford, D. E. 1982. The systematics and evolution of Circaea (Onagraceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 69: 804-994. (1983)
  • Bartholomew, B., D. E. Boufford, A. L. Chang, Z. Cheng, T. Dudley, S. A. He, Y. X. Jin, L. Y. Li, J. L. Luteyn, S. A. Spongberg, S. C. Sun, Y. C. Tang, J. X. Wan and T. S. Ying. 1983. The 1980 Sino-American Botanical Expedition to western Hubei Province, People's Republic of China. J. Arnold Arbor. 64: 1-103.
  • Bartholomew, B., D. E. Boufford and S. A. Spongberg. 1983. Metasequoia glyptostroboides: its present status in central China. J. Arnold Arbor. 64: 105-128.
  • Boufford, D. E. and S. A. Spongberg. 1983. Eastern Asian-eastern North American phytogeographical relationships - a history from the time of Linnaeus to the twentieth century. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 70: 423-439.
  • Boufford, D. E. 1990. The Onagraceae of Guizhou, China. Bot. Bull. Acad. Sinica 31: 321-342.
  • Boufford, D. E., J. V. Crisci, H. Tobe & P. C. Hoch. 1990. A cladistic analysis of Circaea (Onagraceae). Cladistics 6: 171-182.
  • Ying, T. S., D. E. Boufford and Y. L. Zhang. 1993. The Endemic Genera of Seed Plants of China. Science Press, Beijing. vii + 824 pp.
  • Iwatsuki, K., T. Yamazaki, D. E. Boufford and H. Ohba, editors. 1993. Flora of Japan. Volume IIIa, Angiospermae, Dicotyledoneae, Sympetalae (a). viii + 496 pp. Kodansha, Ltd., Tokyo.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee, editors. 1993. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 1, Introduction. xxi + 372 pp. Vol. 2, Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms. xvi + 475 pp. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford. (as member of FNA editorial committee for vascular plants).
  • Iwatsuki, K., T. Yamazaki, D. E. Boufford and H. Ohba, editors. 1993. Flora of Japan. Volume IIIa, Angiospermae, Dicotyledoneae, Sympetalae (a). viii + 496 pp.. Kodansha, Ltd., Tokyo.
  • Boufford, D. E. 1994. Angiosperms. Subclass Hamamelidae. The New Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th ed. 13 (Macropaedia): 648-661.
  • Wu, C. Y. and P. H. Raven. 1994. Flora of China. Vol. 17, Verbenaceae through Solanaceae. xi + 378 pp. Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis. (as member of FOC editorial committee).
  • Iwatsuki, K., T. Yamazaki, D. E. Boufford and H. Ohba, editors. 1995. Flora of Japan. Volume IIIb, Angiospermae, Dicotyledoneae, Sympetalae (b). xiii + 181 pp. Kodansha, Ltd., Tokyo.
  • Iwatsuki, K., T. Yamazaki, D. E. Boufford and H. Ohba, editors. 1995. Flora of Japan. Volume I, Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae. xv + 302 pp. Kodansha, Ltd., Tokyo.
  • Wu, C. Y. and P. H. Raven. 1995. Flora of China. Vol. 16, Gentianaceae through Boraginaceae. 479 pp. Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis. (as member of FOC editorial committee).