CURRICULUM VITAE

THOMAS J. ROSATTI

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

Vascular plant floristics, phytogeography, ecology, and systematics; computer applications to collections and floristics; environmental modification of morphological characters; environmental conservation, especially through teaching; MS review, editing.

EDUCATION


Msgr. John H. Gabriels High School; Lansing, Michigan.
September 1965 to June 1969.
Diploma, June 1969.
National Honor Society.

The University of Michigan; School of Literature, Science, and Arts; Ann Arbor, Michigan.
September 1969 to April 1974.
B.S., Botany, May 1974.
Honors Convocation.

The University of Michigan; Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies; Ann Arbor, Michigan.
September 1975 to December 1982.
M.S., Botany, August 1977.
Ph.D., Botany, April 1983.
Special Merit Award.

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS


Tuition Grant; The University of Michigan; 1975-1981.
Tuition Grant; The University of Michigan Biological Station; 1976.
Chase Fellowship for Botanical Exploration; The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens; 1979.
Whittier Fellowship in Botany; The University of Michigan; 1979.
Grant-in-Aid of Research; Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society; 1979.
Doctoral Dissertation Grant; National Science Foundation; 1979-1980.
Equipment Grant; The University of Michigan; 1980.
Rackham Fellowship Block Grant; The University of Michigan; 1982.
Boynton Scholarship; The University of Michigan; 1982.

POSITIONS HELD SINCE UNDERGRADUATE

July 1974 to August 1975: Technician in the laboratory of Dr. Hiroshi Ikuma, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Responsibilities included: isolating mitochondria from mung bean hypocotyls and corn roots; assaying mitochondrial preparations for protein content; determining the effects of selected herbicides on mitochondrial activity using an oxygen electrode and Carey Spectrophotometer; and determining the effects of selected herbicides on mitotic activity in corn roots.
 
September 1975 to April 1981: Teaching Fellow, Department of Botany, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Laboratory/Discussion Instructor in the following courses:
   Fall 1975: Biology 106, Introduction to Biology.
   Winter 1976: Botany 102, Practical Botany.
   Spring 1976: Botany 424, Field Botany, as a substitute.
   Fall 1976: Biology 106, Introduction to Biology.
   Winter 1977: Botany 422, Systematic Botany.
   Spring 1977: Botany 424, Field Botany.
   Fall 1977: Botany/Natural Resources 230, Woody Plants.
   Winter 1978: Botany 207, Plant Biology.
   Fall 1978: Biology 100, Biology for Non-scientists.
   Winter 1979: Biology 100, Biology for Non-scientists.
   Spring 1979: Botany 424, Field Botany.
   Fall 1979: Botany 207, Plant Biology.
   Winter 1980: Biology 112, Introduction to Biology.
   Fall 1980: Biology 112, Introduction to Biology (Honors Sections).
   Winter 1981: Biology 112, Introduction to Biology.
Lecturer/Coordinatorin the following course:
   Summer 1978: Botany 422, Systematic Botany.
 
July 1977 to June 1979: Lecturer and/or Field Instructor, the University Center for Adult Education, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Wayne State University, Detroit.
Lecturer and Field Instructor in the following courses:
   Summer 1977: Summer Flora.
   Fall 1978: Fall Flora.
   Spring 1979: Spring Flora.
Field Instructor in the following course:
   Spring 1978: Spring Flora.
 
May 1981 to June 1981: Graduate Student Research Assistant, The University of Michigan Herbarium, Ann Arbor.
 
March 1983 to November 1987: Senior Scientist, Botany, Biological Survey, New York State Museum and Science Service, Cultural Education Center; Albany.
 
December 1987 to May 1992: Scientific Editor, The Jepson Manual Project (Assistant Specialist, Step III to Associate Specialist, Step I), Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley.
 
May 1992 to April 2000: Project Coordinator, Specimen MAnagement System for California Herbaria (SMASCH) Project (Museum Scientist), Jepson and University Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley (50% appointment May 1999 to April 2000).
 
April 2000 to present: Editor, The Jepson Flora Project (Museum Scientist), Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley (50% appointment since April 2000).
 
May 1999 to present: Equipment Auditor (Administrative Assistant II), Equipment Management, University of California, Berkeley (50% appointment since May 1999).

MEMBERSHIPS

American Society of Plant Taxonomists, 1985 to present.

Botanical Society of America, 1978 to 1984.

Michigan Entomological Society, 1980 to 1982.

Nature Conservancy, 1982.

PAPERS PRESENTED AT SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

The systematic botany of the bearberry, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters; 17 March 1978; Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti.

Ecological studies bearing on the systematics of the Arctostaphylos uva-ursi complex in North America. American Institute of Biological Sciences; 17 August 1981; Indiana University, Bloomington.

The environmental modification of pubescence in Arctostaphylos uva-ursi. Amercian Institute of Biological Sciences; 11 August 1982; The Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

Systematics and ecology of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi in North America. California Botanical Society; 20 April 1989; University of California, Berkeley.

Specimen management system for California Herbaria (SMASCH): data model and implementation. American Institute of Biological Sciences; 1-5 August 1993; Iowa State University, Ames.

Specimen management system for California Herbaria (SMASCH): data model and implementation. International Botanical Congress Tokyo; 28 August - 3 September 1993; University of Tokyo and Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan.

Overview and discussion of the Floristic Information System for California Tracheophytes (FISCT). SMASCH workshop; 2 June 1994; University of California, Berkeley.

PUBLICATIONS

McVaugh, R. and Rosatti, T. J. 1978. A new species of Arbutus (Ericaceae) from western Mexico. Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 11(5):301-304.

Rosatti, T. J. 1980. Report of a native foodplant for Haploa confusa (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). Great Lakes Entomologist 13(1):55-56.

Rosatti, T. J. 1981. A new chromosome number in Arctostaphylos uva-ursi. Canadian Journal of Botany 59:272-273.

Rosatti, T. J. 1982. Trichome variation and the ecology of Arctostaphylos in Michigan. Michigan Botanist 21:171-180.

Rosatti, T. J. 1984. The Plantaginaceae in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 65:533-562.

Rosatti, T. J. 1986. The genera of Sphenocleaceae and Campanulaceae in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 67:1-64.

Rosatti, T. J. 1987. The genera of Pontederiaceae in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 68:35-71.

Rosatti, T. J. 1987. Field and garden studies of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Ericaceae) in North America. Systematic Botany 12:61-77.

Rosatti, T. J. 1988. Pollen morphology of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Ericaceae) in North America. Grana 27:115-121.

Rosatti, T. J. 1988. The collaborative nature of The Jepson Manual Project. The Jepson Globe 2(2):2.

Rosatti, T. J. 1989. The genera of suborder Apocynineae (Apocynaceae and Asclepiadaceae) in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Arnold Arbortum 70:307-401; 443-514.

Rosatti, T. J. 1993. Chamaebatia, Chamaebatiaria, Coleogyne, Cotoneaster, Crataegus, Luetkea, Malus, Oemleria, Peraphyllum, Petrophyton, Physocarpus, Purshia, Pyracantha, Sorbus, Spiraea. Pp. 949-951, 961-964, 970, 972, 976 in Hickman, J. C. (Ed.) 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California. XVII + 1400 pp. University of California Press.

Rosatti, T. J. and T. Duncan. 1995. Floristic Information System for California Tracheophytes (FISCT). Madrono 42:189-196.

Rosatti, T. J. 2002. Chamaebatiaria, Coleogyne, Peraphyllum, Petrophyton, Physocarpus, Purshia. Pp. 457, 461, 462, 466 in Baldwin, B. G., Boyd, S., Ertter, B. J., Patterson, R. W., Rosatti, T. J., and Wilken, D. H. (Eds.) 2002. The Jepson Desert Manual: Vascular Plants of Southeastern California: XVI+ 624 pp. University of California Press.

Baldwin, B. G., Boyd, S., Ertter, B. J., Patterson, R. W., Rosatti, T. J., and Wilken, D. H. (Eds.) 2002. The Jepson Desert Manual: Vascular Plants of Southeastern California. XVI + 624 pp. University of California Press.

EDITING AND REVIEW OF MANUSCRIPTS FOR BOOKS AND JOURNALS

Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden

Brittonia

Flora de Nicaragua

Secondary Pollen Presentation: A Review (by Peter F. Yeo)

Sida

Systematic Botany

Taxon

The Jepson Desert Manual: Vascular Plants of Southeastern California

The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California

University of Kansas Science Bulletin


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