Gary E. Tucker


B.A. in biology, Emporia State University, 1964.

M.A. in botany, UNC, 1967.

Ph.D. in botany, University of Arkansas, 1976.

Positions Held

Curator of Herbarium and Professor of Biology, Arkansas Tech University, 1966-1989.

Instructor in Biology, University of Arkansas, 1973-1974.

Research Botanist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, 1977-1981.

Forest Botanist and Threatened and Endangered Species Coordinator, USDA Forest Service, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, 1989-1991.

Environmental Consultant, Huffman & Associates, Inc., Larkspur, California, 1991-1992.

Senior Ecologist, FTN Associates, Ltd., Little Rock, Arkansas, 1992-present.

Dr. Tucker has also served on the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (1980-1987) and has served since 1984 on the Technical Advisory Board of the Nature Conservancy of Arkansas.

Selected Publications

Tucker, G. E. 1974. The vascular flora of Bluff Mountain, Ashe County, North Carolina. Castanea 37: 2-26.

Tucker, G. E. 1974. Lindera melissaefolium in Arkansas. Rhodora 76: 525.

Tucker, G. E. 1976. Castanea pumila var ozarkensis, comb. nov. Proceedings of the Arkansas Academy of Science 29: 67-69.


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