McMurry University Faculty News

  Gary Ellison
  Tuesday, August 11, 2015 3:10 PM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

Attached are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty.

McMurry Professor Publishes Article

McMurry University Professor of Biology Dr. Anna Saghatelyan has published a paper titled “Phytogeographical relationships and analysis of the flora of South Central Texas, U.S.A.” in new issue of the Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. This is a taxonomic and biogeographic analysis of the flora of the elevated part of the Texas Hill Country (Edwards Plateau and South Llano Uplift). The flora includes 1618 native species which were classified to 24 geographical elements based on the species ranges. All the spectra of the flora were also compared with those of the flora of the Big Bend Region, Texas (1587 species), published in a paper “A classification of geographic elements and analysis of the flora of Big Bend Region, Texas” in 2009. These two floras represent two different floristic regions and have complex but different patterns of connections.

McMurry Professor Gives Presentation

Dr. Philip LeMasters, Professor of Religion and Director of the Honors Program at McMurry University, gave a presentation entitled “Orthodox Peacemaking in the 21st Century” at the Conference in Preparation for the Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church at Fordham University on June 26, 2015.

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