Dr. Robert B. Shaw wins awards for  “Guide to Texas Grasses“

shaw-book In this new, complete Guide to Texas Grasses, Robert B. Shaw and the team at the Texas A&M University Institute of Renewable Natural Resources provide an indispensable reference to the world’s most economically important plant family. After discussing the impact of grass on our everyday lives as food, biofuels, land restoration, erosion control, and water become ever more urgent issues worldwide—the book then provides:a description of the structure of the grass plant;details of the classification and distribution of Texas grasses;brief species accounts;distributional maps;color photographs;plus black-and-white drawings of 670 grass species—native, introduced, and ornamental. Scientific keys help identify the grasses to group, genera, and species, and an alphabetized checklist includes information on: origin (native or introduced); longevity (annual or perennial);growth season (cool or warm season); endangered status;and occurrence (by ecological zone).

Guide to Texas Grasses is a comprehensive treatment of Texas grasses meant to assist students, botanists, ecologists, agronomists, range scientists, naturalists, researchers, extension agents, and others who work with or are interested in these important plants. Published by the Texas A&M University Press, the book has been awarded the Native Plant Society of Texas, Donovan Stewart Correll Memorial Award. The award is for scientific writing in the field of the native flora of Texas.  Dr. Shaw also won the 2013 Publication Award: Special Category from the Society for Range Management Texas Section.

Dr. Shaw teaches teaches Rangeland Management around the World and Rangeland Ecology in the department of Ecosystem Science and Management. He is a native Texan with a BS degree from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University at San Marcos), and a MS and PhD from Texas A&M University.  He has also been a professor at the University of Florida and Colorado State University.  His interest in grasses began while he was a technician at the Tracy Herbarium curated at that time by the world renown agrostologist Frank W. Gould.  Shaw has also written a book on the Grasses of Colorado and was coauthor with Gould on the second edition of Grass Systematics. 

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