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Publications for Kenneth R. Robertson

These are arranged chronologically 

Journal articles

Robertson, K. R. 1966. The genus Erythronium (Liliaceae) in Kansas. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 53: 197–204.

Robertson, K. R. 1967. Clethraceae. in Flora of Panama. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 54: 389–392.

Robertson, K. R. 1970. Convolvulaceae. in Chromosome number of phanerogams. 4. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 57: 383–384.

Robertson, K. R. 1971. The Linaceae in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 52: 649–665.

Robertson, K. R. 1972. The Malpighiaceae in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 53: 101–112.

Robertson, K. R. 1972. Nomina conservanda proposita (32) 3316. Physocarpus (Cambessèdes) Rafinesque. Taxon 21: 211–212.

Robertson, K. R. 1972. The genera of Geraniaceae in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 53: 182–201.

Robertson, K. R. 1973. The Krameriaceae in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 54: 322–327.

Robertson, K. R. 1974. Jacquemontia ovalifolia (Convolvulaceae) in Africa, the West Indies, and the Hawaiian Islands. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 61: 502–513.

Robertson, K. R. 1974. The genera of Rosaceae in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 55: 303–332, 344–401, 611–622.

Robertson, K. R. 1975. The Oxalidaceae in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 56: 223–239.

Robertson, K. R. and Y. T. Lee. 1976. The genera of Caesalpinioideae (Leguminosae) in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 57: 1–53.

Robertson, K. R. 1976. Cercis: The redbuds. Arnoldia 36: 37–49.

Robertson, K. R. 1976. The genera of Haemodoraceae in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 57: 205–216.

Robertson, K. R. 1977. Cladrastis: The yellow-woods. Arnoldia 37: 137–150.

Robertson, K. R. 1980. The observation, photography, and collection of plants. Illinois Natural History Survey Circular No. 55. iv + 62 pp.

Robertson, K. R. 1981. The genera of Amaranthaceae in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 62: 267–313.

Robertson, K. R. 1982. The genera of Olacaceae in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 63: 387–399.

Robertson, K. R. 1982. Odonellia, a new genus of Convolvulaceae from Tropical America. Brittonia 34: 417–423.

Robertson, K. R. 1983. Comment opposed to (670) proposal to conserve Gillenia (Rosaceae). Taxon 32: 306.

Robertson, K. R., W. E. McClain, and A. C. Koelling. 1983. First confirmation of Erythronium mesochoreum (Liliaceae) east of the Mississippi River. Castanea 48: 146–150.

Cackler, S. D., R. M. Skirvin, and K. R. Robertson. 1984. The commercial production of prairie plants. Pp. 156–158 in R. Brewer, ed., Proceedings of the Eighth North American Prairie Conference, Western Michigan University Press, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Godfrey, G., J. Bouseman, W. Edwards, K. Robertson, and R. Zewadski, eds. 1985. 125 years of biological research 1858–1983: A symposium. Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin 33: 139–333.

Robertson, K. R., P. J. Burton, and B. N. McKnight. 1986. A directory of Illinois Systematists and Ecologists. Illinois Natural History Survey Special Publication 3. 102 p.

Burton, P. J., K. R. Robertson, L. R. Iverson, and P. G. Risser. 1988. Use of resource partitioning and disturbance regimes in the design and management of restored prairies. Pp. 46–88 in E. B. Allen, ed., The reconstruction of disturbed arid lands. AAAS Selected Symposium 109. Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado.

Burton, P. J., K. R. Robertson, L. R. Iverson, and P. G. Risser. 1988. Suggested applications of ecological theory to prairie restoration. Article 01.16. in A. Davis and G. Stanford, eds., The prairie: roots of our culture; foundation of our economy. Proceedings of the Tenth North American Prairie Conference. Native Prairie Association of Texas, Dallas.

Burton, P. B., K. R. Robertson, and A. Dennis. 1989. Directory of Illinois systematists, ecologists, and field biologists. Second edition. Illinois Natural History Survey Special Publication.

Phipps, J. B., K. R. Robertson, P. G. Smith, and J. R. Rohrer. 1990. A checklist of the subfamily Maloideae (Rosaceae). Canadian Journal of Botany 68: 2209–2269.

Bowles, M. L., J. B. Taft, E. F. Ulaszek, M. K. Solecki, D. M. Ketzner, A. Dennis, P. J. Burton, and K. R. Robertson. 1991. Results of searches to locate populations of endangered species of plants in Illinois, with reports of species new to the state. Erigenia, Journal of the Illinois Native Plant Society 11:27–51.

Robertson, K. R., J. R. Rohrer, J. B. Phipps, and P. G. Smith. 1991. A synopsis of genera in subfamily Maloideae (Rosaceae). Systematic Botany 16: 376–394.

Phipps, J. B., K. R. Robertson, J. R. Rohrer, and P. G. Smith. 1991. Origins and evolution of subfam. Maloideae (Rosaceae). Systematic Botany 16: 303–332.

Rohrer, J. R., K. R. Robertson, and J. B. Phipps. 1992. Variation in structure among fruits of Maloideae (Rosaceae). American Journal of Botany 78: 1617–1835.

Robertson, K. R., J. R. Rohrer, and J. B. Phipps. 1992. Summary of leaves of the genera of Maloideae (Rosaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 79: 81–94.

D´Arcy, W. G., J. W. Nowicke, and K. R. Robertson. 1992. A tribute to Walter H. Lewis–Introduction to the Symposium volume. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 79:1–7.

Ioannides, I. M., K. R. Robertson, and C. A. Rebeiz. 1992. Chloroplast biogenesis 65. Study of the greening group affiliation of green plants. Plant Physiology (Life Science Advances) 11: 79–88.

Robertson, K. R. 1993. Angiosperms: Rosales. The Encyclopædia Britannica. Macropædia. 13: 697–702. [1993 printing of the 15th edition.]

Ioannides, I. M., D. A. Fasoulak, K. R. Robertson, and C. A. Rebeiz. 1994. An evolutionary study of chlorophyll biosynthetic heterogeneity in green plants. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 22: 211–220.

Rohrer, J. R., K. R. Robertson, and J. B. Phipps. 1994. Floral morphology of Maloideae (Rosaceae) and its systematic relevance. American Journal of Botany 81: 574–581.

Robertson, K. R. and A. S. Robertson. 1994. The miniature world of tree flowers. Illinois Steward 3: 14–17.

Morgan, D. R., D. E. Soltis, and K. R. Robertson. 1994. Systematic and evolutionary implications of rbcL sequence variation in Rosaceae. American Journal of Botany 81: 890–903.

Robertson, K. R. and M. W. Schwartz. 1994. Prairies. Pp. 1–32 in Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources. The Changing Illinois Environment: Critical Trends. Technical Report of the Critical Trends Assessment Project. Vol. 3: Ecological Resources. Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources, Springfield. ILENR/RE-EA-94/05.

Robertson, K. R. 1994. Woody plants of Illinois. Erigenia, Journal of the Illinois Native Plant Society 13: 20–38.

Robertson, K. R., M. W. Schwartz, J. W. Olson, B. K. Dunphy, and H. David Clarke. 1995. A Synopsis of hill prairies in Illinois: 50 years of change. Pp. 9–20 in T. E. Rice, editor, Proceedings of the Fourth Central Illinois Prairie Conference. Prairie remnants: Rekindling our natural heritage. Millikin University, Decatur, September 17–18, 1994. Grand Prairie Friends of Illinois, Urbana.

Robertson, K. R., M. W. Schwartz, J. W. Olson, B. K. Dunphy, and H. D. Clarke. 1995. Fifty years of change in Illinois hill prairies. Erigenia, Journal of the Illinois Native Plant Society 14: 41–52.

Robertson, K. R., N. F. Weeden, and J. R. Rohrer. 1996. Status of Chamaemeles (Rosaceae: Maloideae) on Madeira. Boletim do Museu Municipal do Funchal (Proceedings of the First Symposium on the Fauna and Flora of the Atlantic Islands) Sup. 4: 621–636.

Robertson, K. R. and J. A. Tate. 1996. Directory of Illinois Systematists, ecologists, and field biologists. Third Edition. Published electronically, programming by J. W. Crowder, Illinois Natural History Survey World Wide Web site [http://ibis.inhs.uiuc.edu:7998/ows-bin/owa/inhs_web.dise].

Mosyakin, S. L. and K. R. Robertson. 1996. New infrageneric taxa and combinations in Amaranthus L. (Amaranthaceae). Annales Botanici Fennici 33: 275–281.

Robertson, K. R., R. C. Anderson, and M. W. Schwartz. 1997. The tallgrass prairie mosaic. Pp. 55–87 in M. W. Schwartz, ed., Conservation in Chronically Fragmented Landscapes. Chapman and Hall, New York.

Schwartz, M. W., K. R. Robertson, B. K. Dunphy, J. W. Olson, and A. M. Trame. 1997. The biogeography of and habitat loss on hill prairies in Illinois. Pp. 267–285 in M. W. Schwartz, ed., Conservation in Chronically Fragmented Landscapes. Chapman and Hall, New York.

Abdelmageed H. A., K. F. Elsahhar, K. R. Robertson, R. Parham, and C. A. Rebeiz. 1997. Chloroplast Biogenesis 77. Two novel monovinyl and divinyl light-dark greening groups of plants and their relationship to the chlorophyll a biosynthetic heterogeneity of green plants. Photochemistry & Photobiology. 66: 89–96.

Robertson, K. R. 2000. The tallgrass prairie. Plant Talk: Plant Conservation Worldwide Issue 20: 21–25. Published by The Botanical Information Company Ltd., London.

Gardner, D. and K. R. Robertson. 2000. Effects of annual burning on populations of Cassia fasciculata (Fabaceae: Caesalpinoideae), with a review of its taxonomy and biology. Erigenia 18: 22–29

Robertson, K. R. 2001. Planning with plants in Illinois. In: J. B. Phipps and P. M. Catling, editors. Proceedings for a symposium"Biosystematics and Systematics", Canadian Botanical Association.

Robertson, K. R. 2002. Haemodoraceae. Flora of North America 26: 47-49.

Allen, G. and K. R. Robertson, K. R. 2002. Erythronium (Liliaceae). Flora of North America 26: 153-164.

Judd, W. S., C. S. Campbell, E. A. Kellogg, P. F. Stevens, D. L. Nickrent, and K. R. Robertson. 2002. Plant Systematics 2.0. CD-ROM to accompany textbook, Plant Systematics: A Phylogenetic Approach, second edition. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA. [1300 images taken by KRR and DLN.]

Gu, T. C. and K. R. Robertson. 2002. Rosa (Rosaceae) in: Z. Y. Wu and P. H. Raven, editors, Flora of China. Vol. 9 (Pittosporaceae-Connaraceae). Science Press and Missouri Botanical Garden.

 


Publications Submitted or in Preparation:

Tallarico, J. P., T. B. Voigt, and K. R. Robertson. 'Prairie Chief' Big bluestem. HortScience [Manuscript submitted January 2003, publication expected 2003]

Mosyakin, S. L. and K. R. Robertson. 2001. New infrageneric taxa of North American Amaranthus L. (Amaranthaceae). Submitted to Novon.

Mosyakin, K. R. and S. Mosyakin. 2002. Amaranthus (Amaranthaceae). Flora of North America.

Robertson, K. R. 2002. Family description and key to genera of Amaranthaceae, plus treatments of Celosia, Hermbstaedtia, Achyranthes. Flora of North America.

Robertson, K. R. 2002. The Amaranthaceae in the southeastern United States. [Manuscript submitted to Journal of the Torrey Botanical Club.]

Austin, D. F. and K. R. Robertson. Jacquemontia (Convolvulaceae) in Gerrit Davidse et al., Flora Mesoamericana. Volume 6. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Biología and the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Tapia Muñoz, J. L. and K. R. Robertson. Jacquemontia (Convolvulaceae) in Flora Ilustrade de la Peninsula de Yucatán.

Robertson, K. R. Jacquemontia seemannii– a new combination for a segregate from the widespread J. pentantha.

Robertson, K. R. A revision of the genus Jacquemontia in North and Central America and the West Indies. [

Robertson, K. R. Jacquemontia (Convolvulaceae). Flora of North America.

 


Non-Refereed Publications:

Robertson, K. R. 1966. The genus Erythronium in Kansas. M.A. Thesis. University of Kansas. iii + 40 pp.

Robertson, K. R. 1971. The genus Jacquemontia (Convolvulaceae) in North and Central America and the West Indies. Ph.D. Dissertation. Washington University. xi + 285 pp.

Robertson, K. R. and E. B. Himelick. 1978. The preservation and management of vegetation in ravines in Highland Park, Illinois. City of Highland Park. 28 pp.

Robertson, K. R. 1978. The use of vegetation in the control of erosion. in Guide to Bluff Stabilization. Lake Michigan, Illinois. Illinois Coastal Zone Management Program, Chicago. Multi-page folder.

Robertson, K. R. and E. B. Himelick. 1978. Macro systems compared. Functional Photography 13(3): 14–15, 32–35.

Robertson, K. R. 1987. The tallgrass prairie. Illinois Science Teachers Association Spectrum 13(1): 9–12.

Robertson, K. R. 1987. Are apples pears? Illinois Natural History Survey Reports 267: 1–2.

Robertson, K. R. 1990. The World Book Encyclopedia: Agrimony (Vol. 1: 163), Arum (1: 764), Cinquefoil (4: 557), Magnolia (13: 62–63), Sweetgum (18: 1036–1037), Tulip tree (19: 482–483), Tupelo (19: 492).

Robertson, K. R. 1991. Class notes for Plant Biology 260, Systematics of Flowering Plants, University of Illinois.

Robertson, K. R. and S. R. Downie. 1992–1997. Class notes for Plant Biology 260, Systematics of Flowering Plants, University of Illinois. [Updated each year]

Robertson, K. R. and L. R. Phillippe. 1992. The current status of Napaea dioica Linnaeus (glade mallow) in Illinois. Report to the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board.

Phillippe, L. R. and K. R. Robertson. 1992. The current status of Eleocharis wolfii (Gray) Patterson (Wolf´s spike rush) in Illinois. Report to the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board.

Robertson, K. R. and L. R. Phillippe. 1993. The current status of Agalinis skinneriana (Wood) Britton in Illinois. Report to the Illinois Department of Conservation.

Robertson, K. R., L. R. Phillippe, and S. M. Gehlhausen. 1993. The current status of Talinum rugospermum Holzinger in Illinois. Report to the Illinois Department of Conservation.

Robertson, K. R., L. R. Phillippe, and S. M. Gehlhausen. 1994. The current status of Scirpus hallii Gray (Hall´s bulrush) in Illinois. Report to the Illinois Department of Conservation.

Robertson, K. R., G. A. Levin, and L. R. Phillippe. 1995. The vascular plants and natural areas of Site M, Cass Co., Illinois. Report to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Robertson, K. R., L. R. Phillippe, G. A. Levin, and M. J. Moore. 1997. Delineation of natural communities, a checklist of vascular plants, and new locations for rare plants at the Savanna Army Depot, Carroll and Jo Daviess Counties, Illinois. Illinois Natural History Survey Center for Biodiversity Technical Report No. 1997(2).

Robertson, K. R. 1998. Book review of: The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook: For Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands. Stephen Packard and Cornelia F. Mutel (eds). 1997. Society for Ecological Restoration by Island Press, Washington, D.C. Economic Botany 52: 337.

Robertson, K. R., R. N. Wiedenmann, and D. J. Voegtlin. 1998. Invasive species introduction. Page 26 in T. Rice and C. Warwick, editors, Illinois Natural History Survey Annual Report, 1997 – 1998. Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign.

Robertson, K. R. and L. M. Page. 1998. Endangered, threatened and rare species introduction. Page 47 in T. Rice and C. Warwick, editors, Illinois Natural History Survey Annual Report, 1997 – 1998. Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign.

Robertson, K. R. 1998. The tallgrass prairie in Illinois. Land and Water: The Magazine of Natural Resource Management and Restoration 42(4): 22–25.

Robertson, K. R. 1998. Introduction (part), Natural Vegetation Communities, and Appendices 1 and 2. in D. K. Niven, editor, Fox River Assessment Area. Volume 3. Living Resources. Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Critical Trends Assessment Program, Springfield.

Robertson, K. R. 1998. Introduction (part), Natural Vegetation Communities, and Appendices 1 and 2. Pp. 1–59 + 127–183 in D. K. Niven, editor, Kishwaukee River Assessment Area. Volume 3. Living Resources. Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Critical Trends Assessment Program, Springfield.

Robertson, K. R. 1998. Introduction (part), Natural Vegetation Communities, and Appendices 1 and 2. in D. K. Niven, editor, Lower Rock River Assessment Area. Volume 3. Living Resources. Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Critical Trends Assessment Program, Springfield.

Robertson, K. R. 1998. Introduction (part), Natural Vegetation Communities, and Appendices 1 and 2. in D. K. Niven, editor, Illinois River Bluffs Assessment Area. Volume 3. Living Resources. Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Critical Trends Assessment Program, Springfield.

Robertson, K. R. 1999. Introduction (part), Natural Vegetation Communities, and Appendices 1 and 2. in D. K. Niven, editor, Upper Sangamon River Assessment Area. Volume 3. Living Resources. Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Critical Trends Assessment Program, Springfield.

Phillippe, L. R., K. R. Robertson, and S. R. Hill. 1999. Plant collections. Illinois Natural History Survey Reports 356: 5.

Phillippe, L. R., S. M. Gehlhausen, K. R. Robertson, and J. E. Ebinger. 1999. Assessment of the Reintroduction Potential of Federally Endangered and Threatened Plant Species to Managed Sites in Illinois. Illinois Natural History Survey Center for Biodiversity Technical Report 1999–18. 84 pages.

Robertson, K. R. 2000. Book review of: W. S. Judd, C. S. Campbell, E. A. Kellogg, and P. F. Stevens. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, MA. Economic Botany 54: 236.

Robertson, K. R. and J. L. Ellis 2001. Introduction (part), Natural Vegetation Communities, and Appendices 1 and 2. in C. Nixon, editor, Illinois River Bluffs Assessment Area (revised). Volume 3. Living Resources. Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Critical Trends Assessment Program, Springfield.

 


Abstracts:

 

Robertson, K. R. 1979. Fruits and seeds of the Rosaceae. Botanical Society of American Miscellaneous Series, Publication 157: 66.

Robertson, K. R. 1983. How to identify a member of the genus Amaranthus. American Journal of Botany 70(5, Part 2): 128.

Robertson, K. R. 1983. Using an Apple II computer for preparing herbarium labels, keeping loan records, printing forms, and compiling bibliographies. Herbarium News 3(12): 62.

Robertson, K. R., J. R. Rohrer, and J. B. Phipps. 1988. Variation and evolution of the leaves of Rosaceae subfamily Maloideae. American Journal of Botany 75(6, Part 2): 201.

Rohrer, J. R., K. R. Robertson, and J. B. Phipps. 1988. Variation and evolution of the pome fruits of Rosaceae subfamily Maloideae. American Journal of Botany 75(6, Part 2): 202.

Robertson, K. R., J. R. Rohrer, J. B. Phipps, and P. G. Smith. 1989. Generic concepts in subfamily Maloideae (Rosaceae). American Journal of Botany 76(6, Part 2): 211.

Phipps, J. B., K. R. Robertson, P. G. Smith, and J. R. Rohrer. 1989. Evolution in subfamily Maloideae (Rosaceae). American Journal of Botany 76(6, Part 2): 210.

Robertson, K. R., N. F. Weeden, and J. R. Rohrer. 1990. Current status of Chamaemeles (Rosaceae: Maloideae). American Journal of Botany 77(6, Part 2): 153–154.

Ioannides, I. M., K. R. Robertson, and C. A. Rebeiz. 1991. Evolutionary study of the greening group affiliation of green plants. American Journal of Botany 78(6, Part 2): 193.

Robertson, K. R. 1992. Corridors for Tomorrow. The use of highway corridors to restore biodiversity in Illinois. Thirteenth North American Prairie Conference, Windsor, Ontario. Page 17.

Robertson, K. R. 1992. Woody plants of Illinois forests. Forests of the Prairie State: Illinois Forest Conference, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston.

Morgan, D. R., D. E. Soltis, and K. R. Robertson. 1993. Systematic and evolutionary implications of rbcL sequence variation in Rosaceae. American Journal of Botany 79(6, Part 2): 167.

Robertson, K. R., N. F. Weeden, and J. R. Rohrer. 1993. Current status of Chamaemeles (Rosaceae: Maloideae). First Symposium on the Fauna and Flora of the Atlantic Islands. October 4–9, 1993, Funchal, Madeira.

Robertson, K. R. 1997. Morphological variation in Rosaceae subfamily Maloideae. Rosaceae ’97, Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Morgan, D. R., K. R. Robertson, C. S. Campbell. 1999. Origin of the fruits of Maloideae s.l. XVI International Botanical Congress Abstracts, St. Louis.

Robertson, K. R. 2000. Planning with Plants in Illinois. Abstracts from the Joint Meeting of the Canadian Botanical Association and the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists. London, Ontario, page 73.

Robertson, K. R. 2002. Haemodoraceae. Flora of North America 26: 47-49. Allen, G. and K. R. Robertson, K. R. 2002. Erythronium(Liliaceae). Flora of North America 26: 153-164. Gu Cuizhi and K. R. Robertson. 2003. Rosa (Rosaceae) in: Wu Zhengyi, P. H. Raven, and Hong Deyuan, editors, Flora of China. Vol. 9 (Pittosporaceae-Connaraceae): 339-381. Science Press, Beijing and Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.

 


Books:

Bruns, P., et al. 1972. Early botanical books. An exhibit celebrating the Centennial of the Arnold Arboretum 1872–1972. The Houghton Library of Harvard University, Cambridge, 52 pp.

Wood, C. E., Jr., E. A. Shaw, K. S. Velmure, and K. R. Robertson. 1974. A student´s atlas of flowering plants: some dicotyledons of eastern North America. Harper & Row, Publishers, New York. ivx + 120 pp.

Jeffords, M. R., S. L. Post, and K. R. Robertson. 1995. Illinois Wilds. Phoenix Press, Champaign, Illinois. 156 pp. [Now distributed through the University of Illinois Press.]

 


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