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Shetler, Stanwyn G.

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Biographical History

Stanwyn G. Shetler is a botanist most known for his work on Arctic North American flora. Shetler earned his Bachelor's degree in 1955 from Cornell and his Masters degree in 1958 also from Cornell. He received his PdD in systematic botany from the University of Michigan in 1962. After graduating, Shelter took an Assistant Curator position at the National Museum of Natural History. Shetler also served as Curator, Associate Director, and then Deputy Director of the National Museum of Natural History. Publications include: Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of the Washington-Baltimore Area (2 volumes, 2002, 2002); a monograph on the evolution of the New World harebells (Campanula rotundifolia complex) (1982); and Portraits of Nature: Paintings by Robert Bateman (1986). Shetler edited the English translations of the last eight volumes of the 30-volume Flora of the USSR plus the general index volume. He is first author of the Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Plummers Island, Maryland, published in 2006.


Stanwyn Gerald Shelter. Biography from the Washington Biologists' Field Club. Accessed September 12, 2012 at

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National Museum of Natural History (U.S.): He held various positions at the National Museum of Natural History, eventually becoming Deputy Director.

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