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Lytton John Musselman

Lytton John Musselman


Mary Payne Hogan Distinguished Professor of Botany & Eminent Scholar
Department of Biological Sciences

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304 MILLS GODWIN BLDG
NORFOLK, VA 23529

Email: lmusselm@odu.edu

Phone: 757-683-3597

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  • Expertise

    Biology
    Mushrooms / Bible Plants / Wetland Plants / Ecology of Bible Lands/ Fire Ecology/Plants of the Qu'ran/Parasitic Plants
    Plants
    Mushrooms / Bible Plants / Wetland Plants / Ecology of Bible Lands/ Fire Ecology/Plants of the Qu'ran/Parasitic Plants
  • Research Interests

    Taxonomy, ecology, evolution and control of parasitic weeds, especially Striga in the African Sahel and Orobanche and Cuscuta in the Middle East.Systematics and ecology of quillworts (Isoetes, Pteridophyta) in the southern United States, western Asia (with particular emphasis on Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon), and southern Africa.Plants of the Bible and Qur'an.Ecology and systematics of the Hydroraceae.Floristics of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.Ethnobotany, especially of edible North American plants.
  • 2019: Meritorious Teaching Award, Association of Southeastern Biologists
  • 2014: Fulbright Specialist Program, Fulbright
  • 2014: TEDx Speaker, TEDx
  • 2004: Provost's Award for Leadership in International Education, Old Dominion University
  • 2001: Fellow, The International Parasitic Plant Society, Nantes, France
  • 1999: Partnership Award, Virginia Chapter, The Nature Conservancy
  • 1998: Induction into Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Kappa Phi
  • 1997: Fullbright Awards
  • 1986: Faculty Research Award, Old Dominion University
  • 1986: Fullbright Awards
  • 1982: Fullbright Awards
  • 1972: Elected Fellow, Linnean Society of London