Robert Capers

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Plant Collections Manager

Office: BSP 125
Voice: 860-486-1889
Fax: 860-486-6364

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Ph.D. degree:
2003, Dissertation title: Dynamics of the Submerged Plant Community In a Freshwater Tidal Marsh

Mailing address:
75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3043
Storrs, CT 06269-3043, U.S.A.

Research interests:

Plant community ecology, with a concentration on the ecology of the submerged angiosperms in a tidal wetland along the lower Connecticut River

Selected publications:

  • Les, D.H., Capers, R.S. and Tippery, N.P. 2006. Introduction of Glossostigma (Phrymaceae) to North America: a taxonomic and ecological overview. American Journal of Botany 93: 927–939.
  • Capers, R.S., and Les, D. H. 2005. Plant community structure in a freshwater tidal wetland. Rhodora 107: 386-407.
  • Capers, R.S., Bugbee, G.J. , Selsky, R. and White, J.C. 2005. A guide to the invasive aquatic plants of Connecticut. Bulletin No. 997.: 26.
  • Capers, R.S., Chazdon, R.L., A. Redondo B. and B. Vilchez A. 2005. Successional dynamics of woody seedling communities in wet tropical secondary forests. Journal of Ecology 93: 1071-1084.
  • Capers, R.S., Selsky, R., Bugbee, G.J., and White, J. 2005. Aquatic plants among most destructive invasives. Frontiers of Plant Science 55: 7-9.
  • Capers, R. S. and Chazdon, R. L. 2004. Rapid assessment of understory light availability in a wet tropical forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 123: 177-185.
  • Capers, R. S. 2003b. Six years of submerged plant community dynamics in a freshwater tidal wetland. Freshwater Biology 48: 1640–1651.
  • Capers, R.S. 2003a. Macrophyte colonization in a freshwater tidal wetland (Lyme, CT, USA). Aquatic Botany 77: 325-338.
  • Capers, R.S. and Les, D.H. 2001. An unusual population of Podostemum ceratophyllum (Podostemaceae) in a tidal Connecticut river. Rhodora 103: 219-223.
  • Capers, R.S. 2000. A comparison of two sampling techniques in the study of submersed macrophyte richness and abundance. Aquatic Botany 68: 87-92.
  • Les, D.H. and Capers, R.S. 1999. Limnobium spongia (Hydrocharitaceae) discovered in New England. Rhodora 101: 419-423.