Botany

Collection Manager Bonnie IsaacBonnie Isaac

IsaacB@carnegiemnh.org
Section of Botany
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080
412.622.3253

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Academic Training 

  • 2000 MS, Biological Sciences, Youngstown State University
  • 1988 International Diploma in Herbarium Techniques, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England
  • 1987 BS, Biological Sciences, emphasis in Plant Sciences, Youngstown State University

Research Interests 

  • Ecology and phytogeography of rare plants
  • Floristics
  • Herbarium techniques

Professional Service  

  • Adjunct Research Scientist, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation
  • Pennsylvania Biological Survey, Steering Committee (2009–present)
  • Pennsylvania Vascular Plants Technical Committee (member 2001–present, chair 2009–present)
  • Botanical Society of Western Pennsylvania (Recording Secretary 2003–2005, President 2005–present)

Field Experience
Canada; England; United States, especially Pennsylvania

Publications 

Prenanthes crepidinea, photo by B.L. Isaac.

  • Isaac, B.L. 2010. A Phytogeographical and Ecological Study of Prenanthes crepidinea Michaux (Asteraceae). Annals of Carnegie Museum 78(4): 325-336.
  • Grund, S.P. & B.L. Isaac. 2007. Taxonomy and Lectotypification of Appalachian Blue Violet. Castanea 72:58-61.
  • Coxe, R., M.J. Haywood, C.M. Morton, B.L. Isaac & J.A. Isaac. 2005. Checklist of the vascular plants of Greene County, Pennsylvania. Sida 21(3):1829-1859.
  • Isaac, B., C.M. Morton, J. Kartesz and J. Isaac. 2005. Additions to and noteworthy records for the vascular flora of Pennsylvania. Castanea 70(1): 70-73.
  • Isaac, B.L., C.F. Chuey & J.A. Isaac. 2004. The Genus Ophioglossum in Pennsylvania. Bartonia 62:45-54.
  • Morton, C.M., J. Kartesz, B. Isaac and R. Coxe. 2004. Additions to and noteworthy records for the vascular flora of West Virginia. Sida 21(1): 481-485.
  • Isaac, B.L. 2000. A phytogeographical and ecological study of Prenanthes crepidinea (Asteraceae). MS Thesis, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH.
  • Isaac, B.L. and J.A. Isaac. 2000. Herbarium and field studies of Pennsylvania plants of special concern. Submitted by Section of Botany, Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Harrisburg, PA: Dept. of Botany & Natural Resources, Wild Resource Botany Fund.
  • Thompson, S.A., B.L. Isaac and F.H. Utech. 1999. Herbarium and field studies of Pennsylvania plants of special concern. Submitted by Section of Botany, Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Harrisburg, PA: Dept. of Botany & Natural Resources, Wild Resource Botany Fund.
  • Thompson, S.A., B.L. Isaac and F.H. Utech. 1998. Herbarium and field studies of Pennsylvania plants of special concern. Submitted by Section of Botany, Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Harrisburg, PA: Dept. of Botany & Natural Resources, Wild Resource Botany Fund.
  • Isaac, B.L. and J.A. Isaac. 1997. Noteworthy Collections: Pennsylvania. Castanea 62:131-132.
  • Chuey, C.F. and B.L. Isaac. 1996. The Asteraceae of Ohio - Missed records. The Michigan Botanist 35 (3 & 4): 115-118.
  • Thompson, S.A. and B.L. Isaac. 1996. Herbarium and Field Studies of Pennsylvania Plants of Special Concern. Submitted by Section of Botany, Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Harrisburg, PA: Dept. of Botany & Natural Resources, Wild Resource Botany Fund.
  • Thompson, S.A. and B.L. Isaac. 1995. Herbarium Studies of Pennsylvania Plants of Special Concern. Submitted by Section of Botany, Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Harrisburg, PA: Dept. of Environmental Resources, Wild Resource Botany Fund.
  • Isaac, B.L. 1994. [Review] New Jersey Ferns and Fern Allies. Annals of Carnegie Museum 63:263.
  • Thompson, S.A. and B.L. Isaac. 1994. Herbarium Studies of Pennsylvania Plants of Special Concern. Submitted by Section of Botany, Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Harrisburg, PA: Dept. of Environmental Resources, Wild Resource Botany Fund.
  • Thompson, S.A. and B.L. Isaac. 1993. Final Report to the Wild Resource Botany Fund; Herbarium Studies of Pennsylvania Plants of Special Concern. Submitted by Section of Botany, Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Harrisburg, PA: Dept. of Environmental Resources, Wild Resource Botany Fund.
  • Thompson, S.A. and B.L. Isaac. 1993. Progress Report to the Wild Resource Botany Fund; Herbarium Studies of Pennsylvania Plants of Special Concern. Submitted by Section of Botany, Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Harrisburg, PA: Dept. of Environmental Resources, Wild Resource Botany Fund.
  • Isaac, B. and C.F. Chuey. 1992. Distribution of the Pteridophyte Flora of Brooke County, West Virginia by District. Laitsch, No. 5: 3-6.
  • Isaac, B. and C.F. Chuey. 1992. Pteridophyte Flora of Forest County, Pennsylvania by Township. Laitsch, No. 5: 7-11.