|Steven R. Hill|
Title: Botanist, Plant Systematist
|Activities||Plant systematics, plant identification; botanical surveys and reports on threatened and endangered plant species and high-quality natural communities in specified sites for the Illinois Department of Transportation; herbarium development; maintenance of "List of the Organisms of Illinois" database.
|| Systematics of Malvaceae (cotton family), studies of threatened and endangered plants, neotropical floristics, eastern United States.
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|My background is in classical [traditional] plant taxonomy and field botany. I may be able to fill in some areas of expertise with this. I am also a Research Associate at the Missouri Botanical Garden which may be of asssistance.
|Recognition|| 1990-1994 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.
1995 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
1995 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Champaign- Urbana.
1997 Malvastrum hillii Fryxell, Leon de la Luz & Dominguez (Malvaceae). In publishing the name the authors added, "The specific epithet honors S.R. Hill, whose noteworthy monograph of the genus Malvastrum (Hill 1982) is a model of a good monograph and the principal source of our knowledge of the genus."
1998 Appointed Research Associate by the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, to encourage and continue cooperative research.
2001 Invited to serve as a founding member of the Board of Editors for the new journal SOUTHEASTERN NATURALIST, a companion journal to the successful Northeastern Naturalist published by the Humboldt Field Research Institute, Steuben, Maine, June 2001.
|American Fern Society, American Society of Plant Taxonomists, Association of Southeastern Biologists, Connecticut Botanical Society, Illinois Native Plant Society, Illinois State Academy of Science, International Association for Plant Taxonomy, New England Botanical Club, South Carolina Native Plant Society, Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.|
| Hill, S.R. 1982. A monograph of the genus Malvastrum A. Gray (Malvaceae: Malveae). Rhodora 84: 1-83, 159-264, 317-409.
Hill, S.R. 1986. 100 Poisonous Plants of Maryland. Bulletin 314 Cooperative Extension Service, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. 56 p.
Hill, S.R. and A. James. 1998. New plant records for Dominica, Lesser Antilles. Sida 18: 297-305.
Hill, S.R. 1999. The Relict Flora of Ice Ponds in South Carolina. Castanea 64(1): 14-22.
Hill, S.R. 2002. Malvaceae, pp. 370 - 375, in Baldwin, B.G, et al., eds. 2002. The Jepson Desert Manual - Vascular Plants of Southeastern California. University of California Press: Berkeley. xiv, 624 pp., plates, maps.
| Affiliate, Plant Biology, and School of Integrative Biology; graduate faculty.
|Treasurer of Sigma Xi, Clemson University Chapter, 1991-1993; Associate Editor for botanical journal RHODORA published by the New England Botanical Club and Harvard University, 1997-present; Editor of botanical journal Castanea, journal of the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society, 2000-2002; Reviewer of scientific articles for botanical journals: American Journal of Botany, Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Brittonia, Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Castanea, Lundellia, Madrono, Northeastern Naturalist, Novon, Rhodora, Sida, Southeastern Naturalist, Systematic Botany; Reviewer of grant proposals, Systematics Section, National Science Foundation.|
|Education||Ph.D., Botany, Texas A&M University, College Station, 1979|
M.A., Biology, H.H. Lehman College of the City University of New York, 1975
B.S., Biology, Bates College, Lewiston, ME, 1972