Linda Ann Vorobik
Research Associate, Lecturer
Dr. Linda Ann Vorobik, botanist and illustrator, divides her time between California and Washington State. She taught An Introduction to California Plant Life for UC Berkeley's summer session, and works on illustration and research projects at the University and Jepson Herbaria both in the summer and during several visits throughout the year. She spends the fall, winter and spring seasons at her home on Lopez Island, Washington, where she works as a freelance illustrator and commutes into Seattle to continue her research as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington Herbarium.
Education: B.A., Biology, Western Washington University, 1977; Ph.D., Biology, University of Oregon, 1985. Dissertation: Hybridization and reproductive isolation between sympatric Arabis (Cruciferae) in southwestern Oregon. 245 pp.
Research Interests: Dr. Vorobik is completing a revision of Arabis macdonaldiana, A. blepharophylla, A. oregana, and A. aculeolata of northwestern California and southwestern Oregon.
Floristic Projects: Dr. Vorobik is Illustration Editor for Barkworth's Manual of North American Grasses (Flora North America grass volumes 1 and 2), is contributing to the Jepson Desert Flora (UC/JEPS) as illustrator and book designer, and is contributing to the Flora of San Nicolas Island (SBBG), as illustrator and book designer.
Selected references in which illustrations appear:
Constance L. and M.O. Dillon. 1990. A new peltate Hydrocotyle (Umbelliferae) from northern Peru. Brittonia 42: 257-259.
Hickman, J.C., editor. 1993. Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California. University of California Press. Berkeley. 1420pp (principal illustrator)
Junak, S., T. Ayers, R. Scott, D. Wilken, and D. Young. 1995. A Flora of Santa Cruz Island. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden with California Native Plant Society. 397pp. (sole illustrator)
Nesom, G.L., L.A. Vorobik, and R.L. Hartman. 1990. The identity of Aster blepharophyllus (Asteraceae: Astereae). Systematic Botany 15: 638-642.
Ornduff, R. 1990. A new species of Villarsia (Menyanthaceae) from the Porongurup Range, Western Australia. Systematic Botany 15: 216-220.
Shevock, J.R., B. Ertter, and D.W. Taylor. 1992. Nevyusia cliftonii (Rosaceae: Kerrieae), an intriguing new relict species from California. Novon 2: 285-289.
Smith, A.R. 1990. Pteridophytes of the Venequelan Guayana: new species. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 77: 249-273.
Todzia, C.A. 1988. Chloranthaceae: Hedyosmum. Flora Neotropica. Monograph 48. 139 pp.
Turner, B.L., cont. 1986. Three new species of Phacelia (Hydrophyllaceae) from Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Brittonia 38: 123-127.
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