J Syst Evol ›› 2020, Vol. 58 ›› Issue (6): 743-750.DOI: 10.1111/jse.12707

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Collections‐based systematics and biogeography in the 21st century: A tribute to Dr. Vicki Funk

Jun Wen* and Warren L. Wagner   

  1. Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 20013‐7012, USA
  • Online:2020-11-19 Published:2020-11-01


This special issue honors Dr. Vicki Ann Funk (26 November 1947 – 22 October 2019), who passed away after a battle with an aggressive cancer (Fig. 1). Dr. Funk was a Botanist at the Smithsonian Institution in 1981–2019.