photo Michael  A.  Vincent , Herbarium curator and instructor
Willard Sherman Turrell Herbarium (MU)
Department of Botany
Miami University - MSC 1052
100 Bishop Circle, Rm. 79 Upham Hall
Oxford , OH , 45056 United States
(513) 529-2755


(1991) Miami University, Oxford

Areas of Expertise

Plant taxonomy, floristics, invasive species, endangered species conservation, herbarium curation

Research Interests

My research interests include vascular plant taxonomy and floristics. My taxonomic interests center at the moment on the systematics Fabaceae, mainly New World Trifolium (clovers). I am currently revising the New World species of the genus, and am writing or have written treatments of the genus for many floras that are being compiled, including Arizona, California, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, Mexico, and Chile. I have examined all eastern North American taxa, and have begun careful reassessment of the western North American species. I use traditional morphological and field techniques in my research, and have used allozyme analyses to examine species limits and genetic diversity in populations of rare species.

My floristic interests are broad. I have written treatments for several families for the current Flora of North America project, and am also working on treatments of several more groups for both the FNA project, the Flora of China project (Fabaceae), the Flora of the Greater Antilles project, and my colleague Dr. R. James Hickey and I are writing a new Flora of the Bahama Archipelago. I am very interested in the spread of introduced species into the wild (biological pollution), and am constantly looking for cultivated plants growing outside of cultivation. I am very interested in the flora of Ohio, serving as the chair of the Ohio Flora Committee.

As curator of the W.S. Turrell Herbarium, I am very interested in museum curation, the use of natural history specimens in teaching and research, and public education involving herbaria and other biological museums.

Selected Publications

Vincent, M.A. and D. Isley. 2012. Fabaceae: Trifolium. pp. 789-798. In: Baldwin, B.G. et al. (eds.). The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, 2nd Edition. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. Read it online.

Ghandi, K.N., M.A. Vincent, and J.L. Reveal. 2011. Dermatophyllum, the correct name for Calia (Fabaceae). Phytoneuron 2011-57: 1-4 Read it online.

Wei, Z. and M.A. Vincent. 2010. Fabaceae. 28. Tribe Trifolieae. In: Flora of China. Wu Zheng-yi and P.H. Raven (eds.). Science Press, Beijing, China; Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO. 10: 547-559. Read it online.

Vincent, M.A. and C. Kwit. 2007. Additions to the vascular plant flora of Eleuthera. Bahamas Naturalist and Journal of Science 2(2): 52-54. PDF for this publication.PDF

Tepe, E.J., M.A. Vincent, and L.E. Watson. 2007. The importance of petiole structure on inhabitability by ants in Piper sect. Macrostachys (Piperaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 153: 181-191. PDF for this publication.PDF

Sewell, M. and M.A. Vincent. 2006. Biosystematics of the Phacelia ranunculacea complex (Hydrophyllaceae). Castanea 71: 192-209. Read it online.

Vincent, M.A. 2005. On the spread and current distribution of Pyrus calleryana in the United States. Castanea 70: 20-31. Read it online.

Vincent, M.A.  2004.  Spread of Fatoua villosa (Mulberry weed; Moraceae) in North America.  Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science 65: 67-75. PDF for this publication.PDF

Duley, M.L. & M.A. Vincent.  2003.  A Synopsis of the Genus Cladrastis Raf. (Leguminosae).  Rhodora 105: 205-239. Read it online.

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