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Richard Rabeler, University of Michigan



Senior Research Museum Collection Manager, Assistant Research Scientist

email: rabeler@umich.edu | phone:  734-764-2407      

Academic background
Michigan State University, Ph.D.
Michigan State University. M.S.
Hartwick College, B.A.

Research interests
I specialize in the Caryophyllaceae. One of my major interests involves documenting occurrences of introduced members of this family, especially in the Great Lakes region and the southeastern United States. These plants are often much more widely distributed than suggested by floristic manuals. I am also interested in nomenclature and relationships of the genera and subfamilies that are included in the Caryophyllaceae.

I am active in the Flora of North America project, currently serving as Co-Lead Editor on Volume 17 with Dr. Craig C. Freeman of the University of Kansas.  I am also Past-President of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections.

Select publications
Hartman, R. L., & R. K. Rabeler.  2012.  Caryophyllaceae. P. 602-628. In: Jepson Manual II: Vascular Plants of California. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Harbaugh, D. T., M. Nepokroeff, Rabeler, R. K., J. McNeill, E. A. Zimmer, & W. L. Wagner. 2010. A new lineage-based tribal classification of the family Caryophyllaceae. Intl. J. Pl. Sci. 171: 185-198.

Rabeler, R. K., and R .L. Hartman. 2008. Caryophyllaceae in North America: change over the last 110 years. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 2: 1285-1289.

Rabeler, R. K., and R. L. Hartman. 2008. ["2007"]. Eremogone cliftonii (Caryophyllaceae), a new species from California. Madrono 55: 329-333. 

Rabeler, R. K. 2007. Gleason's Plants of Michigan, rev. ed., 398 p. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 

Rabeler, R. K., and R. L. Hartman. 2006. Caryophyllaceae. In Steyermark’s Flora of Missouri, ed. George Yatskievych, 2: 794-849. St. Louis: Missouri Botanical Garden Press. 

Rabeler, R. K., and J. A. Macklin. 2006. Herbarium networks: towards creating a ‘toolkit’ to advance specimen data capture. Collection Forum 21: 223-231. 

Rabeler, R. K., and R. L. Hartman, eds. 2005. 43. Caryophyllaceae. In Flora of North America North of Mexico, ed. Flora of North America Editorial Committee, vol. 5: 3-215. 

Rabeler, R. K. 2004. Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family). In The Flowering Plants of the Neotropics, ed, N. Smith, S. A. Mori, A. Henderson, D. W. Stevenson, and S. V. Heald, 88-90. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 

Cusick, A. W., R. K. Rabeler, and M. J. Oldham. 2003 ["2002"]. Hard or Fairgrounds Grass (Sclerochloa dura, Poaceae) in the Great Lakes Region. Michigan Bot. 41: 125-135. 

Rabeler, R. K., and R. L. Hartman. 2002. Pseudostellaria sierrae (Caryophyllaceae), a new species from California. Novon 12: 82-86. 

Shilong, C., and R. K. Rabeler. 2001. 10. Stellaria. In Zhengyi, W., P. H. Raven, and H. Deyuan, editors. Flora of China 6: 11-29. 

Oxelman, B., M. Líden, R. K. Rabeler, and M. Popp. 2001 ["2000"]. A revised generic classification of the tribe Sileneae (Caryophyllaceae). Nordic J. Bot. 20: 743-748. 

Rabeler, R. K. 1999. The installation of compactors in herbaria: factors to consider. In Managing the Modern Herbarium, An Interdisciplinary Approach, ed. D. A. Metsger and S. A. Byers, p. 147-164. Washington, DC.: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections. 

Rabeler, R. K. and A. W. Cusick. 1995 ["1994"]. Comments on the introduced Caryophyllaceae of Ohio and nearby states. Michigan Bot. 33: 87-100. 

Rabeler, R. K. and V. Bittrich. 1993. Suprageneric nomenclature in the Caryophyllaceae. Taxon 42: 857-863. 

Rabeler, R. K. 1993. Nomenclature corrections in the Caryophyllaceae. Contr. Univ. Mich. Herb. 19: 149-164.

Rabeler, R. K. 1993. The occurrence of Anther Smut, Ustilago violacea s.l., on Stellaria borealis(Caryophyllaceae) in North America. Contr. Univ. Mich. Herb. 19: 165-169. 

Rabeler, R. K. 1992. (1034) Proposal to conserve 2490 Silene L. against Lychnis L. (Caryophyllaceae). Taxon 41: 126-128. 

Morton, J. K., and R. K. Rabeler. 1989. Biosystematic studies on the Stellaria calycantha (Caryophyllaceae) complex. I: Cytology and cytogeography. Canad. J. Bot. 67: 121-127. 

Rabeler, R. K., and J. W. Thieret. 1988. Comments on the Caryophyllaceae of the Southeastern United States. Sida 13: 149-156. 

Rabeler, R. K. 1985. Petrorhagia (Caryophyllaceae) in North America. Sida 11: 6-44.

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