Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis
Areas of Interest/Research
Studies the history, philosophy and social study of the twentieth century biological sciences, especially evolutionary biology, systematics, ecology and genetics. She also studies the history of the botanical sciences in America.
Much of my research concentrates on gaining a better understanding of the “evolutionary synthesis” which saw the establishment of the modern synthetic theory of evolution. I am presently completing a book-length project that is a biography of the botanical architect of the evolutionary synthesis G. Ledyard Stebbins as well as a centennial history of the Botanical Society of America.
- Ph.D. Cornell University, 1988
- Elizabeth Wood Dunlevie Honors Term Professor 2014-2015
- Distinguished Alumni Professor 2009-2011
- Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar 2008-2009
Phone: (352) 392-9647
Fax: (352) 392-3704
Office: 617 Carr Hall
Department of Biology
PO Box 118525
Bartram Hall, University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-8525, USA