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University of Wyoming

B. "Ernie" Nelson

Specialization: Systematics/Floristics

Office: Aven Nelson 311
Phone: 307-766-2236
E-mail: bnelsonn(at)uwyo(dot)edu

Ernie Nelson is the manager of the Rocky Mountain Herbarium.

Education
Positions
Research Interests
Courses
Publications

 

Education

B.A. 1971. Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

M.A. 1974. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY


Positions

1982 – present Herbarium Manager, Forest Service National Herbarium (USFS), Laramie, WY

1979 – present Herbarium Manager, Rocky Mountain Herbarium (RM), Laramie, WY

1978 – present Acting Herbarium Manager, W. G. Solheim Mycological Herbarium (RMS), Laramie, WY

1974 – 1979 Herbarium Assistant, Rocky Mountain Herbarium (RM), Laramie, WY

1972 – 1974 Teaching Assistant, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY


Research Interests

Floristics and biogeography of Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain Region.

Flora of the Rocky Mountains, co-PI on numerous completed major floristic studies in the region; personal numbered collections, mostly from the Rockies: 76,700+.

Flora of North America: Co-regional coordinator and editor for Asteraceae – Vols. 19 – 21.

Regional databasing – Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wyoming.

Databasing and production of Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Wyoming.

Rare Plant Technical Committee: Wyoming.

Wyoming Weed Team.


Courses

Taxonomy of Vascular Plants (l lab lecture)

Special Topics in Systematics: Herbarium Curatorial Techniques, Herbarium Internship, Research in the Taxonomy of Vascular Plants.


Publications

Reif, B., J. Larson, B. F. Jacobs, B. E. Nelson, and R. L. Hartman. Floristic studies in north- central New Mexico, U.S.A.: The Tusas Mountains and the Jemez Mountains. 80 pp. ms. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas. (In prep.)

Larson, J, B. Reif, B. E. Nelson, and R. L. Hartman. Floristic studies in north-central New Mexico, U.S.A.: The Sangre de Christo Mountains. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas. (In prep.)

Larson, J., B. Reif, B. E. Nelson, B. Jacobs, and R. L Hartman. New vascular plant records for New Mexico. Sida. (In prep.)

Legler, B. S., B. E. Nelson, and R. L. Hartman. Database and atlas for the flora of the Rocky Mountains. From Rocky Mountain Herbarium website (www.rmh.uwyo.edu). Database of >700,000 specimen records covering recent and historical floristic inventories of Rockies. (In prep.; not reviewed)

Kostel, G. M., B. E. Nelson, and R. L. Hartman. 2006. General Floristic Survey: Buffalo Gap Grassland (BGNG), South Dakota; Oglala National Grassland (ONG), Nebraska. Final report.

Hartman, R. L., B. E. Nelson, B. Reif, & B. Jacobs. 2006. New Vascular Plant Records for New Mexico. Sida 22: 1225-1233.

Flaig, J., R. L. Hartman, & B. E. Nelson. 2005. Final Report: General Floristics Inventory of the Vascular Plants of the Eastern San Juan Mountains and Vicinity, Colorado. USDA-USFS final report. 158 pp.

Foley, E., R. L. Hartman, & B. E. Nelson. 2005. Final Reprot on the General Floristic Inventory of Grand County Colorado: Invasive and Noxious Weeds and Sensitive Plants. BLM, Colorado State Office. ca 110 pp.

Foley, E., R. L. Hartman, & B. E. Nelson. 2005. Final Report: General Floristic Survey of the Arapaho National Forest: Sensitive Plants/Invasive and Noxious Weeds. USDA-USFS final report. ca 105 pp.

Hartman, R. L. & B. E. Nelson. 2005. General Floristic Survey of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, NewMexico: Report of Field Seasons 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. USGS-BRD. 42 pp.

Ebertowski, P., B. E. Nelson, & R. L. Hartman. 2004. Report on the General Floristic Survey of the Thunder BasinNational Grassland, Wyoming. USDA-USFS final report. ca 125 pp.

Lum, L. H., B. E. Nelson, & R. L. Hartman. 2003. Final Report: General Floristic Survey on Public Lands in the Worland Field Office, BLM. 54 pp.

Hartman, R. L. & B. E. Nelson. 2002. General floristic/sensitive plant species survey of the Routt National Forest, Colorado. USDA-USFS final report. ca 220 pp.

Nelson, B. E. 2002. Final report on the general Floristic inventory of Southeastern Wyoming. USDI-BLM cooperative agreement. ca 250 pp.

Hartman, R. L. & B. E. Nelson. 2001. A checklist of the vascular plants of Colorado: Generic circumscriptions largely traditional; relevant names from regional floras and checklists included with explicit attribution. www.rmh.uwyo.edu. 182 pp.

Hartman, R. L. & B. E. Nelson. 2000. Cedric Lambert Porter (1905-2000). Taxon 49: 577-580.

Chumley, T. W., B. E. Nelson, & R. L. Hartman. 1999. Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Wyoming. (Over 2800 dot maps on plant distribution, over 9000 locations, 190,000 specimens mapped; www.rmh.uwyo.edu).

Hartman, R. L. & B. E. Nelson. 1998. Taxonomic Novelties from North America North of Mexico: A 20-Year Vascular Plant Diversity Baseline. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 67: 1-59.

Whitson, T. D., L. C. Burrill, S. A. Dewey, D. W. Cudney, B. E. Nelson, R. D. Lee, & R. Parker. 1991. Weeds of the West. The Western Society of Weed Science and Western United States Land Grant Universities Cooperative Extension Services. x + 630 pp.

Snow, N., B. E. Nelson, & R. L. Hartman. 1990. Additions to the vascular flora of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Madrono 37: 214-216.

Hartman, R. L., B. E. Nelson, & K. H. Dueholm. 1985. Noteworthy Collections. Madrono 32: 125-128.

Nelson, B. E. 1984. Vascular Plants of the Medicine Bow Range. Jelm Mountain Press, Laramie, WY. 357 pp.

Hartman, R. L., B. E. Nelson, K. H. Dueholm, & R. D. Dorn. 1980. Noteworthy Collections. Madrono 27: 181-186.

Nelson, B. E. 1978. Vascular Plants of the Medicine Bow Mountains, Wyoming. Published by the author. 393 pp.