Portrait of Garrett Crow

C U R R I C U L U M    V I T A E


Professor Emeritus – Botany
Director Emeritus, Hodgdon Herbarium
University of New Hampshire
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
E-Mail:  garrett.crow@unh.edu


Home Address:

4938 Maltese Ct NE
Belmont, MI 49306



December 11, 1942, Phoenix, Arizona, USA



Wife - Charlyn Williams Crow
Children - Lindsay Allison Crow (b. 10 Aug. 1976)
Megan Joy Crow (b. 19 Dec. 1977)
Jason Aaron Crow (b. 24 Aug. 1981)



High School
New Providence, New Jersey - graduated 1961
Higher Education
B.A.    Taylor University, 1965
M.S.    Michigan State University, 1968
Ph. D.  Michigan State University, 1974

M.S. Thesis:  An Ecological, Floristic, and Phytogeographical Analysis of a Southern Michigan Bog.

Ph.D. Dissertation:  A Revision of the North American Species of Sagina (Caryophyllaceae).


Professional Experience:

University of New Hampshire, 1975-2008
Professor of Botany;
Chairperson, Dept. of Plant Biology, 2001-2008
(80% teaching/administration, 20% research NH Agric. Exp. Sta.)
Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies
Professor of Botany, July-August 2005-2009
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Visiting Lecturer, October 2004
Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica
Fulbright Visiting Professor, 1999-2000
Instituto Nacional Biodiversidad, Costa Rica
Colabrador de botanica, 1999-2000; Sept.-Nov. 2006
Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica
Visiting Professor during sabbatical leave, 1984
Michigan State University
Research Associate, 1974-75
Instructor, 1973-74
Graduate Assistant 1965-72
University of Montana (Biological Station)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, summers 1968, 1969
Au Sable Trails, Mancelona, Michigan
Assistant to the Director, summers 1965, 1966


Scholarships and Awards:

UNH Award for Excellence in International Engagement, 2000-2001
Fulbright Scholar (Costa Rica), 1999-2000
UNH Faculty Scholar Award, 1999-2000
New England Wild Flower Society Education Award, 1992
UNH Faculty Development Award, 1983, 1985, 1989
UNH Board of Trustees Faculty Merit Award, 1983
UNH Distinguished Faculty Award, 1982
UNH Board of Trustees Faculty Merit Award, 1979
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Award of Achievement, 1979
Michigan State University Graduate Office Scholarship, 1972


Teaching Experience at UNH:

Principles of Biology II (BIOL 412)
International Perspectives (IA 401)
Systematic Botany (PBIO 566)
Aquatic Plants (PBIO 747/847)
Plant Geography (PBIO 761/861)
Advanced Systematic Botany (PBIO 867)
Investigations in Systematic Botany (PBIO 795A/895A)
Recent Advances in Systematic Botany (PBIO 885A/886A)


Administrative Activities:

Chairperson, Dept. of Plant Biology (Jan. 2001-June 2006; Oct. 2007-May 2008)
Hodgdon Herbarium
Director and Curator of Vascular Plants (1975-2008)


Professional Service Activities:

Associate Editor, botanical journal RHODORA, 1976-1994; 1996-present
Forensic Botanist/Expert Witness, NH Office of Attorney General
VandeBogart Homicide/Rape Trial, July, 1991
Regional Advisory Council, New England Plant Conservation Program
New Hampshire Task force, New England Plant Conservation Program
NH Scientific Committee on Biodiversity, DRED/Div. Forests & Lands
Forest Health Monitoring Program, USDA Forest Service


Professional Organizations:

New England Botanical Club (President, 1988-90)
American Society of Plant Taxonomists
International Association for Plant Taxonomists
Sigma Xi


New England Botanical Club Activities:

President, 1988-1990
Vice-President, 1986-88
Program Chairman, 1983-1988
Council Member, 1978-81; 1983-92; 1994-97
Herbarium Committee, 1979-83
Committee on Endangered Species, Vice-chair, 1977-83
Endangered Species Symposium, Organizer
"Rare and Endangered Plant Species in New England"
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA -- May 1979
Symposium, Co-organizer
"Plant Conservation: A Biogeographic Perspective"
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA -- May 1988
NEBC Centennial Committee, 1991-94


Research Interests:

Biodiversity, systematics, phytogeography, and ecological floristics
Aquatic plants: temperate (NE N.Am., Russia)
and tropical (Costa Rica, Bolivia, Amazonia)
Endangered species of New Hampshire/New England
New Hampshire Flora


Current Research Projects:


Flora North America: Lentibulariaceae, Podostemaceae
Aquatic Plants of Costa Rica
Manual of the Plants of Costa Rica (B. Hammel, N. Zamora & M. Grayum,
Instituto Nacional Biodiversidad):  Taxonomic treatments of aquatic families–Cabombaceae, Ceratophyllaceae, Elatinaceae,  Podostemaceae



North America

United States
Traveled widely, especially field work in northeast and northwest.
Dissertation field work, Colorado, Nevada, California, Oregon,
Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, Newfoundland,
Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Maine, New
Hampshire, Georgia, South Carolina, Tierra del Fuego
IX International Botanical Congress Field Trip No. 4
(Graduate student leader, with John Thomas and Stan Shetler
--California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington)
Newfoundland (1972, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1996)
Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec,
Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia



Costa Rica
Jan. 1984, planning trip for sabbatical
July-December 1984, sabbatical leave,
Visiting Professor, Universidad Nacional,
Heredia (taught course on aquatic plants;
conducted research on aquatic plants)
August 1987, field work on aquatic plants/UNA
October 1989, field work on aquatic plants/UNA
August 1990, field work, Utricularia, aquatics/INBio
March 1996, field work, Podostemaceae, aquatics/INBio
March 1998, field work, Podostemaceae, aquatics/INBio
July 1999-July 2000, Fulbright at Universidad Nacional/
Organization for Tropical Studies, INBio
March 2004, field work Podostemaceae (with Tom Philbrick)/INBio
Sept-Nov 2006 Sabbatical, field work on aquatic plants/INBio
March 2008, aquatic plants/INBio
June 2008, Organization for Tropical Studies, visiting professor (Palo Verde)
Sept-Oct 2009, INBio (Aquatic plants of Costa Rica)
December 1993, states of Hildago, Queretaro, Veracruz
December 1994, states of Guererro, Oaxaca
October 1998, Mexico City (Latin America Botanical Congress)
August 1999, Training consultant on aquatic plants


South America

Chile, Strait of Magellan (Patagonia), 1971
Argentina, 1971
Isla de los Estados (Staten Island)
(research assistant to Dr. T. R. Dudley)
Tierra del Fuego, Isla Grande
Bolivia, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Altiplano, Andean slope, Amazonian Basin, Brazilian Shield,
Gran Pantanal/National Geographic support
Brazil, 2003
Amazon River and Rio Negro (river trip organized by NY Bot. Gard.)
Amazon River and Rio Negro (co-leader NYBG trip)
Colombia, Medellin, 2007
Congreso Botanico Colombiano; symposium: Botanica Acuática



Great Britain, 1975
Study type specimens of Sagina at Linnean
Society of London, British Museum, Royal Botanic Garden (Kew)
Field trip to southeast coastal Scotland</p>

USSR, 1975
XII International Botanical Congress, Leningrad
Scientific Field Trip to SSSR Georgia, Abkhazia, Moscow
USSR, 1981
USA-USSR Scientific Exchange Program
Botanical Expedition to Crimea, Moldavia, Western Caucasus

Spain, 1998
Madrid, Toledo, Cáceres, Merida, Sevilla, Jerez, Cadiz area, Ronda
highland area, Córdoba, Granada, Sierra Nevada and Mediterranean
coast to Valencia, to Segovia.

France, 2002
French Alps, Camarague region, French Pyrenees (Botanical excursion)

Czech Republic 2004
Visiting Professor, Charles University, Prague; field excursions
to southern Bohemia and northern mountains.

Greece, 2006
Athens; Island of Crete, western region (Botanical excursion)



USSR,  Russia, Siberia, 1989
USA-USSR Scientific Exchange Program (Botanical)
Conference, Novosibirsk and Expedition to Altai Mts., Siberia

Russia, Siberia, 1993
USA-RUSSIA Scientific Exchange Program
Leader:  Botanical Exchange Expedition on
Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Siberia (Novosibirsk,
Altai, Kemerovo, Khakassia Regions)

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