Mark Mayfield, Research Assistant Professor


Contact information

313 Bushnell Hall

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Ph.D. 1997, University of Texas. Botany.

Area(s) of Specialization

Plant systematics; taxonomy of new world Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae); plant identification and floristics.
Not accepting graduate students

Selected Publications

Beck JB, Ferguson CJ, Mayfield MH, Shaw J. 2014. Reduced population genetic variation in black cherry (Prunus serotina subsp. serotina, Rosaceae) at its western range limit in Kansas. Northeast Nat 21:472-478.

Peirson, JA, Riina R, Mayfield MH, Ferguson CJ, Urbatsch LE, Berry PE. 2014. Phylogeny and taxonomy of the New World leafy spurges, Euphorbia section Tithymalus (Euphorbiaceae). Bot J Linn Soc 175:191-228.

Mayfield MH. 2013. Four new annual species of Euphorbia section Tithymalus (Euphorbiaceae) from North America. J Bot Res Inst Texas 7:633-647.

Mayfield MH, Nesom GL. 2012. A new species of Scrophularia (Scrophulariaceae) from northeastern Mexico. Phytoneuron 2012-25:1-6.

Mayfield MH, Webster GL. 2012. Euphorbiaceae, in Baldwin, BG, Goldman DH, Keil DJ, Patterson R, Rosatti TJ, and Wilken DH, editors. The Jepson manual: vascular plants of California, second edition. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Worcester L, Mayfield MH, Ferguson CJ. 2012. Cytotypic variation in Phlox pilosa ssp. pilosa (Polemoniaceae) at the edge of its range in the central United States. J Bot Res Inst Texas 6:443-451.

Mayfield MH, Steinman VW. 2010. Euphorbia spellenbergiana (Euphorbiaceae), a new species from Mexico. Acta Bot Mexicana 90:43-50.