• Donald Stone

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  • Overview

    My research over the years has focused on the taxonomy, biosystematics and evolution of temperate and tropical plants, with emphasis on the walnut family, Juglandaceae, and select members of the monocot order Zingiberales. Morphology/ anatomy, cytotaxonomy and pollination biology have been fundamental to these studies, as has been the study of pollen-wall ontogeny employing SEM and TEM to assess evolutionary relationships.
  • Selected Publications

  • Selected Grants

    • Plant Exploration in Guatemala 2006 - 2009
    • Digitization and Databasing of the La Selva Flora 2004 - 2007
    • Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Tropical Biology 2002 - 2006
    • Scholarships for U.S. Graduates to Participate in a Research-Oriented Tropical Biology Program in Brazil 2000 - 2005
    • Infrastructure Improvement to the Palo Verde Biological Field Station in Costa Rica 2002 - 2005
    • The Chlamydomonas Genetics Center 1999 - 2004
    • LTREB: Sustainability of Soil Fertility in Model Tropical Ecosystems 1999 - 2004
    • (96-0475) Research Data Management and Connectivity for Neotropical Field Stations 1996 - 1999
    • (95-0779) Changes In Soil Trace Gas Emissions in the Humid Tropics 1995 - 1997
    • (96-1076) Changes in Soil Trace Gas Emissions in the Humid Tropics 1995 - 1997
    • (97-0096) Changes in Soil Trace Gas Emissions in the Humid Tropics 1995 - 1997
    • (95-0630) Improvements at Las Cruces Biological Station 1995 - 1997
    • (94-0236) Anthropod Biodiversity in Lowland Tropical Rainforest II 1994 - 1997
    • (96-0190) Administration, Maintenance and Development of the La Selva Biological Station: A World Center or Tropical Rai 1993 - 1997
    • (94-0189) Changes in Soil Trace Gas Emissions in the Humid Tropics 1992 - 1997
    • (95-0897) Environmental Heterogeneity and Woody Species Diversity in Low-elevation Tropical Secondary Forests 1992 - 1996
    • (93-0184) Native Tree Restoration Project-Costa Rica 1992 - 1996
    • (94-0633) Improvement of Facilities at the Palo Verde Biological Station 1994 - 1996
    • (95-0615) Administration, Maintenance and Development of the La Selva Biological Station: A World Center for Tropical Ra 1993 - 1996
    • (94-1046) Native Tree Restoration Project-Costa Rica 1992 - 1996
    • (95-0619) Native Tree Restoration Project-Costa Rica 1992 - 1996
    • (95-0004) Environmental Heterogeneity and Woody Species Diversity in Low-elevation Tropical Secondary Forests 1992 - 1995
    • (94-0737) Administration, Maintenance and Development of the La Selva Biological Station, a World Center for Tropical Ra 1993 - 1995
    • (92-0390) Appropriate-Technology Access to Stimulate Research in Tropical Rain Forest Biology 1992 - 1995
    • (95-0257) Changes in Soil Trace Gas Emissions in the Humid Tropics 1992 - 1995
    • (94-0796) Changes in Soil Trace Gas Emissions in the Humid Tropics 1992 - 1995
    • (93-0638) Environmental Heterogeneity and Woody Species Diversity in Low-Elevated Tropical Secondary Forests: REU Supple 1992 - 1994
    • (93-0917) Environmental Heterogeneity and Woody Species Diversity in Low-Elevated Tropical Secondary Forests 1992 - 1994
    • (93-0033) Administration, Maintenance and Development of La Selva Biological Station 1993 - 1994
    • (93-0158) Anthropod Biodiversity in a Lowland Tropical Rainforest 1991 - 1994
    • (94-0009) Anthropod Biodiversity in a Lowland Tropical Rainforest 1991 - 1994
    • (94-0141) Community of Interest Workshop on Tropical Forestry Research 1993 - 1994
    • (92-0392) Environmental Heterogeneity and Woody Species Diversity in Low-Elevation Tropics 1992 - 1993
    • (91-0644) Field Station Improvements to Enhance Biological Research in the Neotropics 1991 - 1993
    • (93-0112) Administration, Maintenance and Development of the La Selva Biological Station 1989 - 1993
    • (93-0140) Changes in Soil Trace Gas Emissions in the Humid Tropics 1992 - 1993
    • (92-0658) Administration Maintenance and Development of the LaSelva Biological Station, Puerto Viejo de Sarapique, Costa 1989 - 1993
    • (91-0749) Administration, Maintenance, and Development of the La Salva Biological Station, Puerto Viejo de Sarapgui, Cos 1989 - 1992
    • (91-0130) Arthropod Biodiversity in a Lowland Tropical Rainforest 1991 - 1992
    • (90-0457) Development of Research Infrastructure in a Tropical Rainforest Field Station 1990 - 1992
    • (92-0756) Protection of the Natural Resources of El Salvador, "PROMESA" 1992 - 1992
    • (90-0424) Field Courses in Ecological Principles for Latin American Policy Makers 1990 - 1992
    • (90-0269) Ecosystem Processes in Treefall Gaps of Lowland Tropical Rain Forest 1986 - 1991
    • (90-0496) Administration Maintenance and Development of the La Silva Biological Station, Puerto Viejo de Sarapigui, Cost 1989 - 1991
    • (88-0428) Field Station Improvement at Las Cruces, Costa Rica 1988 - 1991
    • (90-0007) Biological Control of Soil Charge Properties and Nutrient Retention in Variable Charge Soils of the Humid Trop 1986 - 1990
    • (90-0282) Development and Publication of Sistema Agroforestales, An Agroforestry Training Manual 1989 - 1990
    • (89-0110) Administration, Maintenance and Development of the LaSelva Biological Station, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Cos 1989 - 1990
    • (88-0605) Biological Control of Soil Charge Properties and Nutrient Retention in Variable-Charge Soils of Humid Tropics 1987 - 1989
    • (89-0217) Ecosystem Processes in Treefall Gaps of a Lowland Tropical Rain Forest 1986 - 1989
    • (87-0246) Laboratory Equipment for Research in Humid Tropical Systems 1987 - 1989
    • (87-0112) Laboratory Facilities for Ecological Research 1987 - 1989
    • (88-0080) La Selva Maintenance Grant 1986 - 1989
    • (88-0261) Ecosystem Processes in Treefall Gaps of a Lowland Tropical Rain Forest 1986 - 1989
    • (87-0554) Ecosystem Processes in Treefall Gaps of Lowland Tropical Rain Forests 1986 - 1988
    • (88-0089) AID-OTS Course for Latin American Policy 1987 - 1988
    • (87-0251) Biological Control of Soil Charge Properties and Nutrient Retention in Variable Charge Soils 1986 - 1988
    • (87-0222) Ecosystem Processes in Tropical Treefall Clearings 1987 - 1988
    • (86-0014) Floral Biology in the Systematics of the Zingerberales 1985 - 1988
    • (86-0015) Agroforestry Material (SPANISH) 1984 - 1987
    • (86-0004) Vacular Flors of La Selva 1983 - 1987
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