Vicki Ann Funk

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Vicki Funk
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Vicki Ann Funk

(1947-11-26)November 26, 1947
DiedOctober 22, 2019(2019-10-22) (aged 71)
Alma materB. S., Murray State University, Biology and History, 1969, M.S., Murray State University, Biology, 1975; PhD, Ohio State University, 1980
Known forBotanist and curator
Awards2001   Queensland Fellowship, awarded by the Government of Queensland, Australia

2002  President’s Award for Service, Society of Systematic Biologists 2006  National Museum of Natural History, Science Achievement Award 2009  National Museum of Natural History Science Achievement Award; Secretary's Award for Excellence in Collaboration 2010  International Association for Plant Taxonomy, Stebbins' Medal 2012  Smithsonian's Secretary's Award for Outstanding Publication 2014  Rolf Dahlgren Prize

2018  American Society of Plant Taxonomists, Asa Gray Lifetime Achievement Award
Scientific career
InstitutionsNew York Botanical Garden,
Smithsonian Institution,
George Mason University,
Duke University
  • A Floristic and Geologic Survey of Selected Seeps of Calloway County, KY.
  • The Systematics of Montanoa Cerv. (Asteraceae)
Author abbrev. (botany)V.A.Funk

Vicki Ann Funk (November 26, 1947 – October 22, 2019) was an American botanist and researcher. She was a Senior Research Botanist and Curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

She was known for her work on members of the composite family (Asteraceae) including collecting plants in many parts of the world, as well as her synthetic work on phylogenetics and biogeography.

Funk died on October 22, 2019 at the age of 71.

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