Understanding our environment

Craig Freeman

Senior Scientist, Kansas Biological Survey
Senior Curator, R.L. McGregor Herbarium
Courtesy Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Primary office:
785-864-3453
109 Bridwell Botany Research Laboratory


 

 

Academic degrees
Ph.D., Biology, Kansas State University, 1985
M.S., Biology, Kansas State University, 1981
B.A., Biology, Wartburg College, 1978


Awards
Research Achievement Award, KU Research & Graduate Studies, 2013
Sheldon H. Cohen Award for Outstanding Service, Kansas Native Plant Society, 2013


Memberships
American Fern Society
American Society for Plant Taxonomists
Botanical Society of America
Dyck Arboretum of the Plains
Flora of North America Association
Kansas Native Plant Society
Grassland Heritage Foundation
The Nature Conservancy of Kansas


Program affiliation
Kansas Natural Heritage Inventory


Areas of specialization
Plant systematics, floristics, prairie conservation


Research interests
Craig's current research interests include plant systematics, floristics of the grassland biome of North America, prairie conservation and collection-based informatics. He is active in the Flora of North America project, contributing as an author, editor and member of the FNA's Board of Directors and Executive Committee.


Current projects

  • Plants, herbivores, and parasitoids: a model system for the study of tri-trophic associations; Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Assessment of the status of Blowout Penstemon (Penstemon haydenii S. Watson, Plantaginaceae) using molecular and morphological approaches; U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management

Selected publications
Freeman, C.C. Accepted, provisional publication available. Carpenteria. In: Hydrangeaceae. Vol. 12. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Freeman, C.C. Accepted, provisional publication available. Chionophila. In: Plantaginaceae. Vol. 17. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Freeman, C.C. Accepted, provisional publication available. Dasistoma. In: Orobanchaceae. Vol. 17. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Freeman, C.C. Accepted, provisional publication available. Paulownia. In: Paulowniaceae. Vol. 17. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Freeman, C.C. Accepted, provisional publication available. Hydrangea. In: Hydrangeaceae. Vol. 12. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Freeman, C.C. Accepted, provisional publication available. Hydrangeaceae. In: Hydrangeaceae. Vol. 12. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Freeman, C.C. Accepted, provisional publication available. Jamesia. In: Hydrangeaceae. Vol. 12. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Freeman, C.C. Accepted, provisional publication available. Veronicastrum. In: Plantaginaceae. Vol. 17. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Freeman, C.C. Submitted, in review. Penstemon. In: Plantaginaceae. Vol. 17. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Freeman, C.C. Submitted, in review. Leucospora. In: Plantaginaceae. Vol. 17. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Freeman, C.C. Submitted, in review. Misopates. In: Plantaginaceae. Vol. 17. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Freeman, C.C. Submitted, in review. Nuttallanthus. In: Plantaginaceae. Vol. 17. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Freeman, C.C. and F. Zapata. Accepted, provisional publication available. Escalloniaceae. Vol. 13. Flora of North America.Oxford University Press.
Haddock, M. J., C.C. Freeman, and J.E. Bare. Submitted, in review. Kansas Wildflowers and Weeds. University Press of Kansas.
Delisle, J.D. and C.C. Freeman. 2012. Vegetation survey and mapping of the Fort Riley Military Reservation, Kansas. Open-file Report No. 174. Kansas Biological Survey. Lawrence, KS. 78 pp.
Freeman, C.C.  2012. Coefficients of conservatism for Kansas vascular plants (2012) and selected life history attributes.Kansas Biological Survey & R.L. McGregor Herbarium.
Freeman, C.C.  2009. Chimaphia. Pp. 385–387. In: Ericaceae. Vol. 8. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Freeman, C.C.  2009. Moneses. Pp. 384–385. In: Ericaceae. Vol. 8. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Freeman, C.C.  2009. Orthilia. Pp. 388–389. In: Ericaceae. Vol. 8. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Freeman, C.C.  2009. Penthoraceae. Pp. 230–231. Vol. 8. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.             
Freeman, C.C.  2009. Pyrola. Pp. 378–384. In: Ericaceae. Vol. 8. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Freeman, C.C. and N. Levsen. 2009. Chrysosplenium. Pp. 70–75. In: Saxifragaceae. Vol. 8. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Freeman, C.C. and R.K. Rabeler. 2009. Leptarrhena. Pp. 131–132. In: Saxifragaceae. Vol. 8. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Soltis, D.E. and C.C. Freeman. 2009. Mitella. Pp. 108–114. In: Saxifragaceae. Vol. 8. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.
Tucker, G.C., C.C. Freeman, and G.D. Wallace. 2009. Pp. 377–378. Ericaceae subfam. Monotropoideae. In: Ericaceae. Vol. 8. Flora of North America. Oxford University Press.

 


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