Department of Biological Sciences
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI  49008
(269) 387-5610

CURRENT POSITION:  Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University

GENERAL INTERESTS:  Plant systematics and molecular evolution

SPECIFIC INTERESTS:  Systematics and evolution of parasitic plants; Rafflesia conservation  biology; Evolution of secondary chemical pathways; organellar genome evolution


B.S. Botany-1990:  Michigan State University

M.S. Botany-1993:  Michigan State University.  Thesis title:  Cladistic and phenetic  relationships within Cypripedium (Orchidaceae) inferred from floral fragrance-compound  data.  Co-supervisors:  John H. Beaman & Douglas A. Gage

Ph.D. Botany-1998: University of Texas, Austin.  Dissertation title:  Evolution of Dendrochilum  subgenus Platyclinis section Eurybrachium investigated in a phylogenetic context.   Supervisor:  Beryl B. Simpson

Post doctoral Researcher -1998-2000:  Studied mitochondrial DNA sequence variation in  angiosperms with special emphasis on parasitic angiosperms.  Laboratory of Claude  dePamphilis, Pennsylvania State University


ABSTRACT1  Kamden, P. D., Gruber, K., Barkman, T. J., and Gage, D. A.  1994.  Characterization of Black Locust Floral Fragrance.  Journal of Essential Oil Research 6:  199-200.

ABSTRACT2  Barkman, T. J. & Wood, J. J.  1996.  A new species of Dendrochilum from Mt. Kinabalu.  Orchid Review 104:  178-182.

ABSTRACT3  Chan, C. L. & Barkman, T. J.  1997.  A new species of Calanthe (Orchidaceae:  Epidendroideae:  Arethuseae) from Mt.  Kinabalu, Sabah.  Sandakania 9:  27-34.

ABSTRACT4  Barkman, T. J., Beaman, J. H. and Gage, D. A.  1997.  Floral fragrance variation in Cypripedium (Orchidaceae):  implications for evolutionary and ecological studies.  Phytochemistry 44(5):  875-882.

ABSTRACT5  Barkman, T. J. & Wood, J. J.  1997.  Re-recognition of Pholidota sigmatochilus:  an enigmatic species from Mt. Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.  Lindleyana 12(3):  153-157.

ABSTRACT6  Barkman, T. J., Repin, R., Beaman, R. S., and Beaman, J. H..  1997.  A biogeographic analysis of orchid distributions on Mt. Kinabalu.  in J. Dransfield, M. J. E. Coode, D. A. Simpson (eds.) Plant Diversity in Malesia:  Proceedings of the third international Flora Malesiana symposium.  pp. 25-40.

ABSTRACT7  Wood, J. J. & Barkman, T. J.  1998.  Notes on the orchid flora of Mount Kinabalu, Borneo.  Sandakania 12:  7-24.

ABSTRACT8 (.pdf 253KB) Barkman, T. J., Chenery, G. McNeal, J. R., Lyons-Weiler, J., and dePamphilis, C. W.  2000.  Independent and combined analyses of sequences from all three genomic compartments converge on the root of flowering plant phylogeny.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.  USA.  97:13166-13171.

ABSTRACT9  Argent, G. and Barkman, T. J.  2000.  Two exciting new species of Rhododendron section Vireya (Ericaceae) from Mount Kinabalu, Sabah.  The New Plantsman 7: 209-219.

ABSTRACT10 (.pdf 352KB)  Barkman, T J.  2001. Character coding of secondary chemical variation for use in cladistic analyses.  Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 29: 1-20.

ABSTRACT11  Barkman T. J. & Simpson, B. B. 2001. Origin of High-Elevation Dendrochilum Species (Orchidaceae) Endemic to Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.  Systematic Botany 26(3): 658-669. (in press).

ABSTRACT12  Smith, D., Barkman, T. J., and dePamphilis, C. W.  2001.  Hemiparasitism. in Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, ed. S. A. Levin.  Academic Press, San Diego.

ABSTRACT 13 Barkman, T. J. 2001. Evolution of vegetative morphology in Mount Kinabalu high-elevation endemics: insights from the orchid genus Dendrochilum. Sabah Parks Nature Journal 4: 9-24.

ABSTRACT 14 Barkman, T. J. & Simpson, B. B. 2002. Hybridization and parentage of Dendrochilum acuiferum (Orchidaceae) inferred in a phylogenetic context using nuclear and chloroplast DNA sequence data. Systematic Botany 27(2): 209-220.

ABSTRACT 15 Stahlhut, J. K., Cowan, D. P., Essani, K., Shoemaker, D.D., and Barkman, T. J. 2002. Microsatellite markers for the wasp Euodynerus foraminatus (Vespidae: Eumeninae). Molecular Ecology Notes 2(4): 467-468.

ABSTRACT 16 (.pdf 183KB) Barkman, T. J. 2003. Evidence for positive selection on the floral scent gene Isoeugenol-O-methyltransferase. Molecular Biology and Evolution 20: 168-172.

ABSTRACT 17 Barkman, T. J., B. E. Emoi, R. Repin. 2003. The genus Balanophora (Balanophoraceae) in Sabah, Malaysia Blumea. 48: 465-474.

ABSTRACT 18 Barkman, T. J. and J. J. Wood. 2004. The genus Dendrochilum. Pp. XX-XX. In Genera Orchidacearum, Vol. 3., Pridgeon, A., M. Chase, P. Cribb & F.N. Rasmussen (eds.). Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K. In press. (Invited contribution)

ABSTRACT 19 (.pdf 626KB) Barkman, T. J., S.-H. Lim, K. Mat Salleh, and J. Nais. 2004. Mitochondrial DNA sequences reveal the photosynthetic relatives of Rafflesia, the world's largest flower. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 101: 787-792.

ABSTRACT 20 Tan, W. G. H., T. J. Barkman, V. G. Chinchar, and K. Essani. 2004. Comparative genomic analyses of frog virus 3, type species of the genus Ranavirus (Family Iridoviridae). Virology 323: 70-84.

ABSTRACT 21 Robadey, T. M. and Barkman, T. J. 2005. Reconstruction of Solanaceae phylogeny using the nuclear gene SAMT. Systematic Botany, In press


Barkman, T. J.  1994.  Book Review:  Fundamentals of Orchid Biology.  Association of  Southeastern Biologists Bulletin, 41(1):  25-26.

Barkman, T. J.  1996.  Book Review:  Orchid Biology:  Reviews and Perspectives.   Association  of Southeastern Biologists Bulletin, 43(2):  170-172.