Dr. Robert S Wallace

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Associate Professor
Rob Wallace, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Iowa State University

When research active, the foci of our systematic studies included: 1) Elucidation of relationships among the major clades and their tribal/generic relationships within the family Cactaceae; 2) Intergeneric relationships in the species-rich tribe Cacteae; 3) Phylogenetic structure and tribal/generic delimitation of the Subfamily Opuntioideae; 4) Determination of relationships between North and South American columnar cactus lineages; and 5) Relationships among related families of the ‘Portulacaceous Alliance’ of families in Order Caryophyllales, in particular Portulacaceae, Cactaceae, Didiereaceae, and segregates.    

Area of Expertise: 
Plant Systematics and Evolution
Botany
Taxonomy
Education: 
B.S., Biology, Wilkes College, 1981
M.S., Botany and Plant Physiology, Rutgers University, 1984
Ph.D., Botany and Plant Physiology, Rutgers University, 1988
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Ames
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