Robert K. Vickery, Jr., PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus of Biology
Company: University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Location: Salt Lake City, UT United States



  • California Botanical Society (2nd vice president, 1983-1988)
  • International Organization Plant Biosystematists (officer, 1973-85)
  • Sigma Xi (chapter president, 1973-1974)
  • Society for Study of Evolution (1st vice president, 1977-1978)
  • United States Air Force (1st lieutenant, 1943-1946) (PTO officer in charge, Control Towers on Iwo Jima)
  • University of Utah


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2019)
  • Inductee, Top Professional of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering,” Marquis Who’s Who (2006-2009, 1992-1997)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2008)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare,” Marquis Who’s Who (1997-1998)
  • Associate Editor, Evolution (1968-1972)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Utah (1972)
  • Author, Manual of Native Plants of Salt Lake Region (1963)
  • Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (1955)
  • Numerous contributions to professional articles and publications

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