Matt H. Hils, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
Director of the Center for the Study of Nature and Society, J.H. Barrow Field Station

B.A., Thomas More College
M.S., Miami (OH) University
Ph.D., University of Florida


215 Gerstacker Hall
330.569.5265
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Education

  • Thomas More College (Biology), B.A.
  • Miami (OH) University (Botany), M.S.
  • University of Florida (Botany), Ph.D.

Courses Taught

  • Introductory Biology II: How Life Works
  • Systematics of Non-vascular Plants
  • Systematics of Vascular Plants
  • Plant Anatomy
  • Beginning Field Botany (in Ohio and Michigan)
  • Culture & Natural History of the Caribbean (in Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Natural History in the 21st Century (in the Galapagos Islands and Michigan)
  • First-year Colloquium: All flesh is grass

Research Interests

Systematics, morphology, anatomy, and ecology of vascular plants

Selected Publications

  • Hils, M.H., and J.L. Vankat. 1982. Mechanisms of succession in an old-field plant community in southwest Ohio. Ecology 63: 705-711.
  • Aldrich, H.C., R.J. Ferl, M.H. Hils, and D.E. Akin. 1985. Ultrastructural correlates of anaerobic stress in corn roots. Tissue and Cell 17: 341-348.
  • Hils, M.H., W.C. Dickison, T.W. Lucansky, and W.L. Stern. 1988. Comparative anatomy and systematics of woody Saxifragaceae: Tetracarpaea. American J. Bot. 75: 1687-1700.
  • Hils, M.H. Wood anatomy of Mespilus germanica, pp. 356-359, In: Baird, J.R. and J.W. Thieret. 1989. The medlar (Mespilus germanica, Rosaceae) from antiquity to obscurity. Economic Botany 43: 328-372.
  • Hils, M.H. Taxaceae Gray - Yew Family, pp. 423-427, In: Flora of North America Editorial Committee. 1993. Flora of North America North of Mexico, Volume 2, Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms, Oxford University Press, New York.
  • Dickison, W.C., M.H. Hils, T.W. Lucansky, and W.L. Stern. 1994. Comparative anatomy and systematics of woody Saxifragaceae. Aphanopetalum Endl. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 114: 167-182.
  • Hils, M.H., J.W. Thieret, and J. Morefield. Sarcobatus. pp. 387-389, In: Flora of
    North America Editorial Committee. 2003. Flora of North America North of Mexico, Volume 4, Magnoliophyta: Caryophyllidae, part 1. Oxford University Press, New York.
  • Michelangeli, F.A., D.S. Penneys, J. Giza, D. Soltis, M.H. Hils, and J.D. Skean, Jr. 2004. A preliminary phylogeny of the tribe Miconieae (Melastomataceae) based on nrITS sequence data and its implications on inflorescence position. Taxon 53(2): 279-290.
  • Salter, L.A., A.M. Kelly, M. Benninger-Truax, and M.H. Hils. Structure and composition of the Frohring Forest, an old-growth beech-maple forest at the James H. Barrow Field Station, Hiram Township, Ohio (Portage County). In Preparation.
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