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Lytton John Musselman

  • Lytton John Musselman
  • Professor & Eminent Scholar
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • 304 Mills Godwin Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3597
  • lmusselm@odu.edu
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  • Education

    University Of North Carolina, 1974
    Major: Botany
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Wisconsin, 1968
    Major: Botany
    Degree: M.S.
    Beloit College, 1965
    Major: Biology
    Degree: B.A.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 2014: TEDx Speaker, TEDx
  • 2013: Fulbright Specialist Program, Fulbright
  • 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