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Name:  Robert Mohlenbrock  

Pen Name: Robert H. Mohlenbrock


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1931 in Murphysboro, Illinois

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Mohlenbrock has spent his entire life in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Robert Mohlenbrock's life-long work with the flora of Illinois established him as the authority on the plants of Illinois. He began his survey of forest trees of southern Illinois while a junior at Murphysboro High School and he continues to document flora of the United States.Professor Mohlenbrock taught botany at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for thirty-four years, obtaining the title of Distinguished Professor. After his retirement in 1990, he joined Biotic Consultants as a senior scientist teaching wetland identification classes in twenty-six states to date. Mohlenbrock has been named SIU Outstanding Scholar and has re­ceived the SIU Alumnus Teacher of the Year Award, the AMOCO Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Meritorious Teacher of the Year Award from the Asso­ciation of Southeastern Biologists. During his career at Southern Illinois University, ninety graduate stu­dents earned degrees under his direction. Since 1984, he has been a monthly columnist for ''Natural History'' magazine. Among his forty-five books and more than five hundred publications are ''Macmillan’s Field Guide to North American Wildflowers'', ''Field Guide to the U. S. National Forests'', and ''Where Have All the Wildflowers Gone?''

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A flora of southern Illinois
ISBN: 9780809389896. OCLC Number: 42854449

Southern Illinois University Press,. .

Flowering plants :
ISBN: 0809329263. OCLC Number: 794701266

Southern Illinois University Press,. .

Since the publication of the first edition of Smartweeds to Hazelnuts in 1987, thirteen additional species and one hybrid have been discovered in Illinois. In addition, numerous nomenclatural changes have occurred for plants already known. This second edition updates the status of the Polygonaceae, Hamamelidaceae, Platanaceae, Fagaceae, Betulaceae, and Corylaceae in Illinois. Each of the newly discovered species has been added and is fully illustrated. Updated nomenclature as well as Illinois distributional data are included for each species. In addition to the fourt.

Flowering plants :
ISBN: 080932380X. OCLC Number: 806953597

Southern Illinois University Press,. .

"Robert H. Mohlenbrock taught botany at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for thirty-four years, obtaining the title of Distinguished Professor."--Jacket.

Flowering plants, nightshades to mistletoe /
ISBN: 080931567X. OCLC Number: 42854450

Southern Illinois University Press,. .

Flowering Plants.
ISBN: 1322890331. OCLC Number: 903318059

Southern Illinois University Press,. .

Sedges /
ISBN: 0809320746. OCLC Number: 2224985

Southern Illinois University Press,. .

Sedges : Carex
ISBN: 0809335506. OCLC Number: 944157447

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Trees :
ISBN: 0020634307. OCLC Number: 15628705

Collier Books,. .

Where have all the wildflowers gone? :
ISBN: 002585450X. OCLC Number: 9132170

Macmillan ;. .

This book attempts to provide an account of each kind of plant that has been placed on the federal list of endangered and threatened species, as well as those that have gone through the listing process except for the final listing. In addition, nearly sixty plants in the United States that are rare and are being reviewed by the United States Fish and Wildlife service are described in this book. Following an initial chapter that discusses one of this nation's extinct plants and the efforts now being made to prevent further extinction, there are seven chapters based on geographical regions in this country that include the discussions of the endangered and threatened plants. Those plants which have already been listed by the federal government are given first in each chapter, followed by those currently under review.

Wildflowers :
ISBN: 002063420X. OCLC Number: 14412891

Macmillan ;. .