Currently, Dr. David Giannasi and I hold a three-year National Park Service contract for botanical surveys of four parks in Georgia and northeastern Florida. Floristic inventories are an important function of the GA Herbarium. These are field-based studies comprising a plant survey of a natural area, resulting in a complete inventory including voucher specimens.
As a modern systematist (morphology, anatomy, field work), I also incorporate molecular data with revisionary work on the relationships of certain temperate lily-like plants, the Melanthiaceae, with particular focus on the taxa of tribe Melanthieae.
Moreover, I am known in the plant taxonomic community as the author and illustrator of the reference Guide to Flowering Plant Families (1994), used as a textbook in many taxonomy courses.
This book is available in both paperback and hardcover editions directly from the publisher, University of North Carolina Press or from vendors such as Amazon.com.
I offer my own course in Botanical Illustration (PBIO 4640/6640) and also co-teach/guest lecture in courses such as Plant Taxonomy (4650/6650). [See Dr. David Giannasiís Web page for a complete listing of courses in the Plant Biology Department appropriate for graduate students in the systematics program.]