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The Scientific Research of Barry Tomlinson

Lee, David [1], Stevenson, Dennis Wm. [2].

The Scientific Research of Barry Tomlinson.

Professor Barry Tomlinson received his scientific training at the University of Leeds, receiving the Ph.D. degree in 1955, from research partly conducted in the Jodrell Laboratory at Kew. After research and teaching posts at the University of Malaya in Singapore and the University of Ghana in Accra, he moved to the United States and established the scientific research program at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in 1960. He has worked at the Garden for the past 50 years, mostly as a professor at Harvard University from 1971 until his retirement in 2001. He continues his research as a Harvard Emeritus Professor, a Research Collaborator at FTBG, and as the Eleanor Crum Professor of Tropical Botany at the National Tropical Botanical Garden, in Hawaii. During his 65 year--and ongoing--research career, Barry Tomlinson has expanded our understanding of tropical plants, particularly many of its iconic representatives in the monocots. He has worked in many research areas, including but not limited to: the anatomy and morphology of monocots (particularly the palms), the biology of marine plants (including seagrasses and mangrove trees), the developmental morphology and reproductive biology of gymnosperms, the architecture of tropical trees, and the biology of plants of the Everglades. In addition to research, he has revealed the world of tropical plants (and his unique hands-on approach to studying them) to generations of graduate students through his Harvard summer course in Miami. This symposium, with talks by experts who have had connections with Barry’s research and made personal connections with him over this time, will celebrate aspects of his remarkable career.

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1 - Florida International University, Deparment of Biological Sciences, Miami, FL, 33199, USA
2 - New York Botanical Garden, International Plant Science Center, 200th Street and Kazimiroff Boulevard, Bronx, NY, 10458, USA

developmental botany
Plant Architecture.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY7
Location: 552A/Convention Center
Date: Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Time: 1:30 PM
Number: SY7SUM
Abstract ID:136

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