Individual Author Record
Name: Robert MohlenbrockPen Name: Robert H. Mohlenbrock Genre: C:ADULT Born: 1931 in Murphysboro, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionMohlenbrock has spent his entire life in Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationRobert 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?''
*''A Flora of Southern Illinois'', Southern Illinois University Press, 1959 - written with J. W. Voigt*''Summer Woodland Wildflowers of Illinois'', Illinois Department of Conservation, 1981*''Wildflowers of Fields, Roadsides, and Open Habitats of Illinois'', Illinois Department of Conservation, 1981*''Where Have all the Wildflowers Gone, A Region-by-Region Guide to Threatened or Endangered US Wildflowers '', Macmillan, 1983*''The Field Guide to US National Forests'', St. Martin`s, 1984*''Flowering Plants, Smartweeds to Hazelnuts'', Southern Illinois University Press, 1987 - written with Paul M. Thomson Jr.*''Wildflowers, A Quick Identification Guide to Wildflowers of North America'', Macmillan, 1987*''Trees, A Quick Reference Guide to Trees in North America'', Collier, 1987*''Flowering Plants, Nightshades to Mistletoe'', Southern Illinois University Press, 1990*''Sedges-Carex, The Illustrated Flora of Illinois'', Southern Illinois University Press, 1999*''Flowering Plants, Pokeweeds, Four-O`Clocks, Carpetweeds, Cacti, Purslanes, Goosefoots, Pigweeds, and Pinks '', Southern Illinois University Press, 2001