photo R. James Hickey , Professor
Miami University: Department of Botany
72 Upham Hall
Oxford , OH , 45056 United States
(513) 529-6000


(1985) The University of Connecticut

Areas of Expertise

The systematics and evolution of vascular plants, especially pterdophytes; flora of the Bahamas

Research Interests

Morphology and systematics, especially of pteridophytes. Origin and diversity of the Bahamian flora. Pedagogy and college teaching.

Selected Publications

2011. Link-Perez, M.A. and R. J. Hickey. Revision of Adiantopsis radiata (Pteridaceae) with Descriptions of New Taxa with Palmately Compound Laminae. Systematic Botany 36(3): 565-582.

2011. Link-Perez, M. A., Watson, L. E. and R. J. Hickey. Redefinition of Adiantopsis Fée (Pteridaceae): Systematics, diversification, and biogeography. Taxon 60(5): 1255-1268.

2011. McCarthy, M. R. and R. J. Hickey. Adiantum mariposatum (Pteridaceae), a new species from Ecuador. American Fern Journal. 101(1):1-5.

2010. Hickey, R. J., E. E. Schussler & N. G. Solomon, eds. Laboratory Experiences for Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity. Hayden-McNeill Publishing, Plymouth, MI.

2009. Hickey, R. J., C. A. McCluf & M. Link-Perez. Isoetes maxima, a new species of quillwort from eastern Brazil. American Fern Journal 99: 194-199.

2008. Patra, B., Subir Bera and R. James. Hickey. Soral Crypsis: A Protective Mimicry of Coccid on Indian Fern. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 50: 653-658.

2008. Strittmatter, Lara I., R. J. Hickey and V. Negrón-Ortiz. Heterochrony and its role in sex determination of cryptically dioecious Consolea (Cactaceae) staminate flowers. Botanical Journal of the Linnaen Society 156: 305-326.

2007. Macluf, C. C. and R. James Hickey. Isoetes araucaniana, a New Species from Southern South America. American Fern Journal 97: 46-50.

2006. Barker, M. S. and R. J. Hickey. A Taxonomic Revision of Caribbean Adiantopsis (Pteridaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 93:371-401.

2006. Palacios-Rios, M., M. G. Caluff, R. Oviedo and R. James Hickey. Isoetaceae. Flora de La República de Cuba, Ser. A. Plantas Vasculares 11(4):3-8.

2006. Strittmatter, L. I., V. Negron-Ortiz and R. J. Hickey. Comparative microsporangium development in male-fertile and male-sterile flowers of Consolea (Cactaceae): when and how does pollen abortion occur. Grana 45:81-100.

2006. Freid, E. H., M. A. Vincent and R. J. Hickey. Additions to the flora of Abaco Island, Bahamas. Bah. Natur. and J. of Sci. 1: 16-19.

2006. Book Review: Hickey, R. J. Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America, 2nd ed. American Fern Journal.

2005. Hickey, R. J. and M. A. Vincent. Nearing a point of no return with Schinus terebinthifolius in the Bahamas. Proc. of the Conference on the Natural History of Andros Islands, Feb. 4th & 5th. Stafford Creek, Andros Island, Bahamas.

2005. Budke, J, R. J. Hickey and K. Heafner. Morphological variation in Isoetes tennesseensis, an Octoploid Species from Tennessee. Brittonia 57:167-182.

2005. Shaw, S. and R. J. Hickey. Comparative morphology of the glossopodia in three North American Isoetes. American Fern Journal 95: 94-113.

2005: Barker, M. S., S. W. Shaw, R. J. Hickey, J. E. Rawlins and J. W. Fetzner, Jr. Microlepidopteran Soral Crypsis on Caribbean Ferns. Biotropica 37: 314-316.

2004: Shaw, S. W., M. S. Barker and R. J. Hickey. New Records for Puerto Rican Pteridophytes. Fern Gazette 17:97-100.

2004: Taylor, W. C. and R. J. Hickey. Isoetes. Pp 354-357, in J. T. Mickel and A. R. Smith, eds. The Pteridophytes of MexicoI. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 88:1-1054.

2003: Hickey, R. J., M. S. Barker and M. Ponce. An Adiantopsis Hybrid from Northeastern Argentina and Vicinity. American Fern Journal 93:42-44.

2003: Hickey, R. J., C. Macluf, and W. C. Taylor. A Re-evaluation of Isoetes savatieri Franchet in Argentina and Chile. American Fern Journal 93:126-136.

2002: Vincent, M. A., Laurel R. Richey, & R. James Hickey. Vascular Plants New To San Salvador Island. Bahamas Journal of Science 10:52-53.

2002: Strittmatter, L., V. Negron-Ortiz, & R. James Hickey. Subdioecy in Consolea spinosissima (Mill.) Lemaire (Cactaceae): Breeding Systems and Embryological Studies. American Journal of Botany 89:1373-1387.

2001: Small, R. L. and R. J. Hickey. Systematics of the Northern Andean Isoetes kastenii Complex. American Fern Journal 91: 41-69.

1997: Small, R. and R. J. Hickey. Levels and Patterns of Genetic Variation in Isoetes karstenii with observations on I. palmeri. American Fern Journal 87: 104-115.

1997: Hickey, R. J. Isoetes, pp 254-266, in Tryon, A.F. and R.A. Moran. The ferns and allied plants of New England. Massachusetts Audobon Society Publications, Lincoln, MA.

1996: Negron-O, V, and R. J. Hickey. The genus Ernodea (Rubiaceae) in the Caribbean basin. I. Allozyme variation and mating systems. Systematic Botany 21: 433-443.

1996: Negron-O, V, and R. J. Hickey. The genus Ernodea (Rubiaceae) in the Caribbean basin. II. Morphology and Taxonomy. Systematic Botany 21: 445-458.

1995: Hickey, R. J. and A. R. Smith, pp. 189-190. IN: Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana: Isoetaceae. eds.: Steyermark, Berry & Holst, Timber Press.

1994: Hickey, R. J. Isoetaceae. IN: Flora of Peru. Fieldiana, New Series.34: 88-97.

1993: Taylor, W. C., N. T. Luebke, D. M. Britton and R. J. Hickey. Isoetaceae. pp. 64-75. IN: N. E. Moran (ed.) Flora of North America. Vol. 2. Oxford Univ. Press, New York.

1992: Fore, S. A., R. J. Hickey, J. L. Vankat, S. I. Guttman and R. L. Schaeffer. Genetic structure after forest fragmentation: A landscape ecology perspective on Acer saccharum. Canadian Journal of Botany 70: 1659-1668.

1992: Fore, S. A., R. J. Hickey, S. I. Guttman and J. L. Vankat. Temporal differences in genetic diversity and structure of sugar maple in an old-growth forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 22: 1504-1509.

1992: Taylor, W. C. and R. J. Hickey. Habitat, evolution and speciation in Isoetes. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 79: 613-622.

1992: Hickey, R. J. and M. A. Vincent. Application of Isozyme Techniques in Native North American Trifolium species. Proc. 12th Trifolium Conf. Univ. of Florida, Gainseville.

1991: Hickey, R. J., M. A. Vincent and S. I. Guttman. Genetic variation in Running Buffalo Clover (Trifolium stoloniferum, Fabaceae). Conservation Biology 5(3): 309-316.

1990: Hickey, R. J. Notes on Neotropical Isoetes. L. I. A revision of the subgenus Euphyllum. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 77: 239-245.

1989: Hickey, R. J. A new species of Isoetes from the Territorio Federal Amazonas, Venezuela. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 77: 1160-1162.

1989: Hickey, R. J., W. C. Taylor and N. T. Luebke. The species concept in Pteridophyta with special reference to Isoetes. American Fern Journal 79: 78-89.

1989: Hickey, R. J., S. I. Guttman and W. H. Eshbaugh. Evidence of post-translational modification of triose phosphate isomerase (TPI) in Isoetes. American Journal of Botany 76:215-221.

1988: Hickey, R. J. A new species of Isoetes from Mexico. American Fern Journal 78: 35-36.

1986: Hickey, R. J. On the identity of Isoetes triquetra A. Br. Taxon 35: 243-246.

1986: Hickey, R. J. The early evolutionary and morphological diversity of Isoetes, with descriptions of two new neotropical species. Systematic Botany 11: 309-321.

1986: Hickey, R. J. Isoetes megaspore surface morphology: nomenclature, variation and systematic importance. American Fern Journal 76: 1-16.

1985: Hickey, R. J. Isoetes. IN: A. R. Smith and collaborators. Annotated list and key to the pteridophytes of Venezuela. Private publication.

1984: Cox, P. A. and R. J. Hickey. Convergent megaspore evolution and Isoetes. American Naturalist 24: 437-441.

1984: Hickey, R. J. Chromosome numbers of Neotropical Isoetes. American Fern Journal 74: 9-13.

1983: Stolze, R. G. and R. J. Hickey. Isoetaceae. IN: R. G. Stolze. The flora of Guatemala. Part III. Fieldiana, Bot., New Series 12: 62-67.

1981: Hickey, R. J. A new Isoetes from Jamaica. American Fern Journal 71: 69-71.

1980: Hickey, R. J. New England fern allies, Ophioglossaceae, Hymenophyllaceae and Marsileaceae. Rhodora 82: 599-607.

1979: Hickey, R. J. and J. M. Beitel. A name change for Lycopodium flabelliforme. Rhodora 81: 137-140.

1977: Hickey, R. J. The Lycopodium obscurum complex in North America. American Fern Journal 67: 45-48.

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