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Ron DoranRon Doran, M.S.
Professor of Biology
Office: Pryor-England 135
Phone: 501-279-4705


Arkansas Native Plant Society

Arkansas Vascular Flora Project

Arkansas Biodiversity-Vascular Plants

Teaching and Research Interests

I am currently working on the Vascular Flora of Arkansas Project along with 16 other taxonomists from around the state. This is a 10 year project with a goal of producing a definitive treatment of the vascular flora of Arkansas. We have just printed the first of three publications to that end; Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Arkansas. The next publication will be an atlas and the third and final publication will be an illustrated manual. My other interests include animal/plant interactions and environmental science especially sustainable development. My interest in sustainable development came about from visiting several developing countries in South and Central America on campaigns and working one summer with Clinica Christiana in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, and also from teaching environmental science. My teaching responsibilities at Harding include Botany, Plant Taxonomy, Ecology, and Environmental Science.


Department of Biology

Campus Box 12251
Pryor-England Science Center 
Harding University
Searcy, AR 72149-12251

Phone: 501-279-4459
Fax: 501-279-4706