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Year Started at JMU: 1997
Contact Info


mussen, C., A.L. Carríon, R. Castro-Urgal, S. Chamorro, V.H. Gonzalez, T.L. Griswold, H.W. Herrera, C.K. McMullen, J.M. Olesen, and A. Traveset. 2012. Megachile timberlakei Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): Yet another adventive bee species to the Galápagos Archipelago. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 88: 98-102.


Stutzman, J.K., E.B. Lickey, A. Weeks, and C.K. McMullen. 2012. A revision of the endemic members of Varronia (Cordiaceae) in the Galápagos Islands. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 6: 75-99.


Chamorro, S., R. Heleno, J.M. Olesen, C.K. McMullen, and A. Traveset. 2012. Pollination patterns and plant breeding systems in the Galápagos: a review. Annals of Botany 110: 1489-1501.


Ionta, G.M., W.S. Judd, J.D. Skean, Jr. and C.K. McMullen. 2012. Two new species of Miconia sect. Sagraea (Melastomataceae) from the Macaya Biosphere Reserve, Haiti, and twelve relevant new species combinations. Brittonia 64: 61-72.


McMullen, C.K. 2012. Pollination of the heterostylous Galápagos native, Cordia lutea (Boraginaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 298: 569-579.

Research Description

My research involves the floristics, systematics, and pollination biology of selected angiosperms in the eastern U.S. and Galápagos Islands. Current research in Virginia and West Virginia includes natural history studies and conservation of two endangered species, shale barren rock cress (Bochera serotina) and piratebush (Buckleya distichiophylla). Galápagos studies have concentrated on the reproductive biology of island natives and endemics, as well as systematics research of various genera such as Scalesia and Alternanthera.

  • Organisms (BIO 114)
  • Morphology and Anatomy of Vascular Plants (BIO 340)
  • Field Botany (BIO 386)
  • Morphology of Nonvascular Plants (BIO 470)
  • Systematics of Vascular Plants (Bio 486)

Office Hours

  • PhD in Plant Systematics, 1986, University of Maryland at College Park
  • MS in Plant Taxonomy, 1980, James Madison University
  • BS in Biology, 1978, Eastern Mennonite College
Select Publications
  • Gibbons, L.D. and C.K. McMullen. 2019. Multivariate morphometric analysis of taxonomic relationships in Eleocharis tenuis (Cyperaceae). Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 13: 71-81.
  • Huish, R.D., A.E. Faivre, M. Manow, and C.K. McMullen. 2019. Investigations into the reproductive biology of the Southern Appalachian endemic Piratebush (Buckleya distichophylla): pollination biology, fruit development, and seed germination. Castanea 84: 70-80.
  • McMullen, C.K. 2012. Pollination of the heterostylous Galápagos native, Cordia lutea (Boraginaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 298: 569-579.

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