Richard K. Rabeler

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Richard Rabeler

Associate Research Scientist

University of Michigan Herbarium
3600 Varsity Drive
Ann Arbor MI 48108-2228

Office Location(s): University of Michigan Herbarium
Phone: 734.764.2407
Fax: 734.998.0038
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • University of Michigan Herbarium
  • About


    Manage/oversee operation of the University Herbarium, including facilities management.

    Research interests

    I specialize in the Caryophyllaceae. One of my major interests involves documenting occurrences of introduced members of this family, especially in the Great Lakes region and the southeastern United States. These plants are often much more widely distributed than suggested by floristic manuals. I am also interested in nomenclature and relationships of the genera and subfamilies that are included in the Caryophyllaceae.

    I am active in the Flora of North America project, currently serving as Co-Lead Editor on Volume 17 with Dr. Craig C. Freeman of the University of Kansas.  I am also Past-President of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. and M.S. Michigan State University
    • B.A. Hartwick College
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Systematics and distribution of Caryophyllaceae
    • North American floristics