Hugh Wilson - Short CV

  • Professor of Biology
  • Curator, Departmental Herbarium
  • Department of Biology
  • College of Science
  • Texas A&M University
  • College Station, Texas 77843
  • Internet: h-wilson@tamu.edu

  • Academic Affiliations


    1969-1970, B.A. (BIOLOGY) Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

    1970-1972, M.A. (BOTANY) Kent State University. THESIS: "The Vascular Plants of Holmes County, Ohio." RESEARCH ADVISOR: Professor Tom S. Cooperrider

    1972-1976, Ph.D. (BOTANY/ANTHROPOLOGY) Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. DISSERTATION: "A biosystematic study of the cultivated chenopods and related species." RESEARCH ADVISOR: Professor Charles B. Heiser, Jr.

    1976-1977, Post-doctoral research with Dr. Daniel J. Crawford, Department of Botany, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming

    1977-present, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University.


    Research Interests


    Flowering plant systematics and evolution with focus on the origin and phyletic relationships of domesticated plants, the evolutionary dynamics of plant evolution under human selection, and the natural history of weed/crop population systems.

    The flora of eastern Texas, endangered species biology, WWW management and display of floristic data, computer-aided instruction for plant systematics, and herbarium database development.


    Publications (since 1990)


    Wilson, H. D. 1990. Quinua and relatives (Chenopodium sect. Chenopodium subsect. Cellulata. Economic Botany - Symposium Issue 44:92-110.

    Wilson, H. D. 1990. Gene flow in squash species. BioScience 40:449-455.

    Wilson, H.D., J. Doebley, and M. Duvall. 1992. Chloroplast DNA diversity among wild and cultivated members of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae). Theoretical and Applied Genetics 84:859-865.

    Rettig, J. H., H. D. Wilson, and J. R. Manhart. 1992. Phylogeny of the Caryophyllales - Gene Sequence Data (rbcL). Taxon 41:201-209.

    Wilson, H. D. and J. R. Manhart. 1993. Crop weed gene flow: Chenopodium quinoa Willd. and C. berlandieri Moq. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 86:642-648.

    Wang, S., T. Tsuchiya, and H. D. Wilson. 1993. Chromosome studies in several species of the genus Chenopodium from North and South America. J. Genet. & Breed. 47: 163-170.

    Wilson, H. D. 1993. Navasota Ladies'-Tresses Recovery Plan. Submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Austin, Texas (3/93 - in review).

    Wilson, H. D. 1993. Free-living Cucurbita pepo in the United States: viral resistance, gene flow, and risk assessment. Order #43-6395-3-C4203, prepared for USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Hyattsville, Md.

    Wilson, H. D., R. Lira, and I. Rodriguez. 1994. Crop/Weed Gene Flow: Cucurbita argyrosperma Huber and C. fraterna L. H. Bailey. Economic Botany 48: 293-300.

    Wilson, H. D. and J. S. Payne. 1994. Crop/Weed microgametophyte competition in Cucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 81: 1531-1537.


    Last modified: 19 January 1995


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