Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

R. John Little, PhD

Title: President, Botanist, Consultant

Company: Sycamore Environmental
Consultants, Inc.

Location: Sacramento, CA United States



  • American Society of Plant Taxonomists
  • Botanical Society of America
  • California Botanical Society
  • California Invasive Plant Council
  • California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
  • Ecological Society of America (ESA)
  • Greenhaven Neighborhood Church (trustee, 2019-2020)
  • Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) (volunteer)
  • National Science Foundation
  • Society for Ecological Restoration


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020, 2019)
  • Inductee, Top Professional of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Selected Reviewer, Graduate Research Fellowship Program, National Science Foundation (2019)
  • Author, Violaceae treatment in Flora of Oregon (2018)
  • Author, Hybanthus treatment in Flora North America (2015)
  • Senior Author, Violaceae treatment in Flora North America (2015)
  • Author, Violaceae in Jepson Manual, Higher Plants of California (2012, 1993)
  • Author, Violaceae in Vascular Plants of Arizona (2001)
  • Editor, “Madroño: A West American Journal of Botany” (1996)
  • Co-editor, Handbook of Experimental Pollination Biology (1983)
  • Co-author, A Dictionary of Botany (1980)
  • Research Grant Recipient, Audubon Society (1975-1977)
  • Recipient, Navy ROTC Scholarship (1964)

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