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L. Dwayne Estes

Associate Professor/PI, Herbarium Curator

picture of Dwayne EstesPh.D. – University of Tennessee (2008)
B.S. – Middle Tennessee State University (2003)

Contact Information

P.O. Box 4718
Clarksville, TN 37044
Office:  SSC A114
Phone:  931-221-7771
Fax:  931-221-6372
E-mail: estesl@apsu.edu

Research Areas:  Systematics and biogeography of vascular plants; inventories of vascular plants; threatened and endangered species; wetland flora; vegetation / plant communities of Tennessee.   

Recent Publications

Estes, D. (In press). Carex fumosimontana (Cyperaceae sect. Phacocystis), a new endemic from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee. Brittonia. 

Estes, D. (In press). Gratiola. In: Jepson Manual, Second Edition. University of California Press. 

Estes, D. and J. Beck. 2011. A new species of Polymnia (Asteraceae: Tribe Polymnieae) from Tennessee. Systematic Botany 36: 481-486. 

Gorman, C.E., M.S. Bruton, and L.D. Estes. 2011. Macrothelypteris torresiana (Thelypteridaceae) new to Kentucky. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 5:343-344. 

Weakley, A.S., R.J. LeBlond, B. Sorrie, C.T. Witsell, L.D. Estes, K. Gandhi, K.G. Mathews, and A. Ebihara. 2011. New combinations, rank changes, and nomenclatural and taxonomic comments in the vascular flora of the southeastern United States. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 5: 437-455. 

Estes, D. 2010. John Beck’s leafcup, a rare plant named for a rare individual. The Tennessee Conservationist. LXXVI: 8-11. 

Estes, D. 2010. Viburnum bracteatum (Adoxaceae) expanded to include V. ozarkense. Castanea 75:277-293. 

Crabtree, T., D. Estes, and A. Floyd Scott. 2010. Geographic distribution. Agkistrodon piscivorous leucostoma. Herpetological Review 41:378-379. 

E.W. Chester, B.E. Wofford, D. Estes, and C.J. Bailey Jr. 2009. A fifth checklist of Tennessee vascular plants. Sida Botanical Miscellany No. 31. Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth. 102 pp. 

Estes, D. and C.A. Fleming. 2009. Tennessee’s Obed Wild and Scenic River: A Botanical Crossroads. The Tennessee Conservationist LXXV: 13-17. 

Estes, D. and R.L. Small. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of the monotypic genus Amphianthus (Plantaginaceae tribe Gratioleae) inferred from chloroplast DNA sequences. Systematic Botany 33: 176-182. 

Estes, D. and R.L. Small. 2007. Two new species of Gratiola (Plantaginaceae) from eastern North America and an updated circumscription for Gratiola neglecta. J. Bot. Res. Institute of Texas 1: 149–170

Dr. Estes discusses some of his current research here.