Phone: 208-885-6111
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: 208-885-9119
Student Union Building
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264


Phone: 208-334-2999
Fax: 208-364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702


Coeur d'Alene

Phone: 208-667-2588
Toll-free: 888-208-2268
Fax: 208-664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814


Idaho Falls

Phone: 208-282-7900
Fax: 208-282-7929
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402


David Tank looking for herbaria on a mountain side


Herbarium faculty, staff, research associates, and students are actively engaged in research.  Below is a list of recent publications.

Björk, C.R. 2010.  Sedum valens, a new species from the Salmon River Canyon, Idaho. Madroño. In press.

Björk, C.R. 2010. Patterns in the distribution of disjunct and endemic plants in the interior wetbelt, northwest North America. Botany 88: 409-428.

Björk, C.R. 2010. Douglasia conservatorum (Primulaceae), a new species from Idaho and Montana. Novon 20: 9-12.

Björk, C.R. 2010. Lichens new for Washington State. Evansia 27: 18-20.

Tank, D.C. and M.J. Donoghue. 2010. Phylogeny and phylogenetic nomenclature of the Campanulidae based on an expanded sample of genes and taxa. Systematic Botany in press.

Wetherwax, M. and D.C. Tank. 2010.  Chloropyron. Pp. ##-## in BG Baldwin et al. (eds), The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California, Second Edition.  University of California Press, Berkeley. in press.

Wetherwax, M. and D.C. Tank. 2010.  Cordylanthus. Pp. ##-## in BG Baldwin et al. (eds), The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California, Second Edition.  University of California Press, Berkeley. in press.

Wetherwax, M. and D.C. Tank. 2010.  Dicranostegia. Pp. ##-## in BG Baldwin et al. (eds), The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California, Second Edition.  University of California Press, Berkeley. in press.

Angiosperm Phylogeny Group. 2009. An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161: 105-121.

Björk, C.R. & M. Darrach. 2009. An investigation of morphological evidence supports the resurrection of Pyrrocoma scaberula E. Greene (Asteraceae: Astereae). Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 3: 231-238.

Björk, C.R., T. Spribille & T. Goward. 2009. New records and range extensions of rare lichens from waterfall sprayzones in inland British Columbia. Evansia 26: 219-224.

Spribille, T., C.R. Björk, S. Ekman, J. Elix, T. Goward, C. Printzen, T. Tønsberg, & T. Wheeler. 2009. Eight new lichen species from oldgrowth rainforest in northwest North America. The Bryologist. 112: 109-137.

Tank, D.C. and R.G. Olmstead. 2009. The evolutionary origin of a second radiation of annual Castilleja species in South America: the role of long-distance dispersal and allopolyploidy. American Journal of Botany 96: 1907-1921.

Tank, D.C., J.M. Egger, and R.G. Olmstead. 2009. Phylogenetic classification of subtribe Castillejinae (Orobanchaceae). Systematic Botany 34: 182-197.

Björk, C.R. & L.B. Sparrius 2008. Enterographa oregonensis, a new foliicolous species from the northwest North American coast. The Bryologist 111: 487-489.

Bunnell, F.L., T. Spribille, I. Houde, T. Goward & C. Björk. 2008. Lichens on down wood in logged and unlogged forest stands. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38: 1033-1041.

Oatis, J.E., P. Brunsfeld, J.W. Rushing, P.D. Moeller, D.W. Bearden, T.N. Gallien, and G. Cooper. 2008. Isolation, purification, and full NMR assignments of cyclopamine from Veratrum californicum. Chemistry Central Journal 2:12.

Spribillle, T. & C.R. Björk. 2008. New records and range extensions in the North American lignicolous lichen flora. Mycotaxon 105: 455-468.

Spribille, T., G. Thor, F.L. Bunnell, T. Goward & C. R. Björk. 2008. Lichens on dead wood: species-substrate relationships in the epiphytic lichen floras of the Pacific Northwest and Fennoscandia. Ecography 31: 741-750.

2005 -2007
Bunnell, F.L., T. Spribille, T. Goward, I. Houde & C.R. Björk. 2007. Larch seed trees sustain arboreal lichens and encourage recolonization of regenerating stands. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 22: 94-98.

Brunsfeld SJ, Miller TR, Carstens BC (2007) Insights into the biogeography of the Pacific Northwest of North America: Evidence from the phylogeography of Salix melanopsis (Salicacae). Systematic Botany 32, 129-139.

Björk, C.R. and Fishbein, M.  2006.  Astragalus asotinensis (Fabaceae), a newly discovered species from Hells Canyon, Washington and Idaho. Novon 16: 299-303.

Braatne, J.H., S.J. Brunsfeld, V.D. Hipkins and B.L. Wilson. 2005. Naturalization of  plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides subsp. monilifera)  along river drainages west of the Rocky Mountains.  Western North American Naturalist. 66(3): 310-320.

Brunsfeld, S.J. and J. Sullivan. 2005. A multi-compartmented glacial refugium in the northern Rocky Mountains: Evidence from the phylogeography of Cardamine constancei (Brassicaceae). Conservation Genetics. 6(6): 895-904.

Carstens, B.C., S.J. Brunsfeld, J.R. Demboski, J.M. Good, and J. Sullivan. 2005. Investigating the evolutionary history of the Pacific Northwest mesic forest ecosystem: Hypothesis testing within a comparative phylogeographic framework. Evolution 59(8):  1639–1652.