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Dr. Lucile McCook

Curator of the Pullen Herbarium and Instructor of Biology
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
The University of Mississippi

Contact:
Office: 406 Shoemaker Hall

E-mail: bymccook@olemiss.edu
Telephone: (662) 915-5488
FAX: (662) 915-5144

Research Interests

  • Ladys Slipper Orchids, especially those of Central and South America
  • Native rare plants of Mississippi and the southeastern US
I currently have a grant from the Holly Springs National Forest to study rare plants and their habitats, and to produce a guide that will be useful for foresters, landmanagers, and conservation biologists. As part of my curatorial duties in the Pullen Herbarium, I am the recipient of a National Science Foundation, Biological Research Collections grant to modernize the plant collection and to database the collection information.

Courses I Teach
Bisc 160 (Freshman Biology for Majors I)
Bisc 162 (Freshman Biology for Majors II)

Education & Training:
Ph.D. (Plant Systematics) Cornell University
M.S. (Biology) University of New Orleans
B.S. (Horticultural Science) Louisiana State University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Botany Department of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Horticultural Taxonomist and Curator of Living Plants, Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.