Prance, Ghillean T., 1937-

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Dates:
Birth 1937-07-13
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Ghillean T. (Tolmie) Prance (1937- ) was associated with the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) from 1963-1988. He served first as a research associate (1963-1966), Associate Curator (1966-1968), B.A. Krukoff Curator of Amazonian Botany 1968-1975), Director of Botanical Research (1975), Vice-President of the NYBG (1977-1981), Senior Vice-President for Science (1981-1988). He was the first Director of the Institute of Economic Botany (1981-1988). He was Deputy Director and Executive Director of the Organization for Flora Neotropica and was U.S. Coordinator for the Projeto Flora Amazonica and the NYBG coordinator for the Flora of North America. He was an early advocate of using computer programs to organize botanical data. He was born in Brandeston, England. He received his Ph. D. in Forest Botany from the Commonwealth Forestry Institute, Oxford University in 1963. He left the NYBG to become Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

From the description of Ghillean T. Prance records 1963-1988. (New York Botanical Garden). WorldCat record id: 42306721

Ghillean T. (Tolmie) Prance (1937-) was associated with the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) from 1963-1988. He served first as a research associate (1963-1966), Associate Curator (1966-1968), B.A. Krukoff Curator of Amazonian Botany 1968-1975), Director of Botanical Research (1975), Vice-President of the NYBG (1977-1981), Senior Vice-President for Science (1981-1988). He was the first Director of the Institute of Economic Botany (1981-1988). He was Deputy Director and Executive Director of the Organization for Flora Neotropica and was U.S. Coordinator for the Projeto Flora Amazonica and the NYBG coordinator for the Flora of North America. He was an early advocate of using computer programs to organize botanical data. He was born in Brandeston, England. He received his Ph.D. in Forest Botany from the Commonwealth Forestry Institute, Oxford University in 1963. He left the NYBG to become Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

From the description of Ghillean T. Prance records 1963-1988. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155463200

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Subjects:

  • Botany
  • Herbaria--Data processing
  • Timber

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Places:

  • Venezuela (as recorded)
  • Brazil--Pará (State) (as recorded)
  • Brazil (as recorded)
  • Venezuela (as recorded)
  • Brazil--Para (State) (as recorded)
  • Brazil (as recorded)