Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Steven Darwin

Professor Emeritus - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Contact Info

Department Affiliation
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

  • B.A., Drew University, Botany, 1971
  • M.A., University of Massachusetts, Botany, 1973
  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Biology, 1976
Academic Experience
  • Professor, Tulane University
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1984-
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1977-1983

Research & Teaching Specializations: Mexico, Morphology and Evolution of Vascular Plants, Vascular Flora of the Yucatan Peninsula

Related Experience
  • Research Advisory Board, Audubon Park and Zoological Garden, New Orleans, 1980-1996
  • Visiting Research Associate, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii, 1986, 1990
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Biology, Tulane University, 1985-1993
  • Editorial Committee, Instituto de Investigaciones sobre Recorsos Bioticos, Mexico, 1985-1992.
  • Director, Tulane University Herbarium, 1977-1983
  • Environmental Protection Agency Research Grant, 2000-2003
  • National Science Foundation Grants, 1981-1985, 1991-1993, 1993-1995, 1999, 2000
  • Tinker Foundation Grant, “Support for botanical activities in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico,” 1981-1986
  • Summer Research Scholarship, Woods Hole, 1970
  • Ciba Scientific Merit Award, Drew University, 1971
  • French
  • Spanish
Overseas Experience
  • Mexico
  • Panama
Selected Publications
  • 1995. “Woody Vegetation of Tropical Lowland Deciderous Forests and Maya Ruins in the North-central Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.” With D. A. White. Tulane Studies in Zoology and Botany. 30: 1-25.
  • 1994. “Systematics of Timonius Subgenus Abbottia (Rubiaceae-Guettardeae).” Systematic Botany Monographs. 42: 1-86.
  • 1993. “Type Specimens of Vascular Plants at Tulane University, with a Brief History of the Tulane University Herbarium.” With A. S. Bradburn. Tulane Studies in Zoology and Botany. 29: 73-95.
  • 1992. “A Systematic Study of the Paleotropical Genus Antirhea (Rubiaceae: Guettardeae).” With S. M. Chaw. Tulane Studies in Zoology and Botany. 28: 25-118.
  • 1982. “An Annotated Checklist of Plants.” In The Woody Vegetation of Dzibilchaltun- A Maya Archaeological Site. L. B. Thien, A. S. Bradburn, and A. L. Welden, eds. Occasional Papers, Middle American Research Institute. New Orleans: Tulane University.

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 2