Prance, Ghillean T., 1937-

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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 (New York State Historical Documents).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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creatorOf New York Botanical Garden. Herbarium. Records of the Herbarium Office, 1909-1997. New York State Historical Documents
creatorOf Krukoff, B. A. Boris Alexander Krukoff records 1926-1983. New York Botanical Garden, The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
creatorOf Prance, Ghillean T., 1937-. Ghillean T. Prance records 1963-1988. New York State Historical Documents
referencedIn Association for Tropical Biology. Fifth international symposium planning records, [ca. 1977-1979] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Cooperative Park Study Unit (New York, N.Y.). Records, [ca. 1975-1979] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Prance, Ghillean. From plants to drugs [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Dumont, Kent Parsons, 1941-. Kent Parsons Dumont records 1962-1982. New York Botanical Garden, The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Dumont, Kent Parsons, 1941-. Kent Parsons Dumont records, 1962-1982. New York State Historical Documents
creatorOf New York Botanical Garden. Herbarium. Records of the Herbarium Office 1909-1997. New York Botanical Garden, The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
creatorOf Prance, Ghillean T., 1937-. Ghillean T. Prance records 1963-1988. New York Botanical Garden, The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
creatorOf Krukoff, B. A. Boris Alexander Krukoff records, 1926-1983. New York State Historical Documents
creatorOf Prance, Ghillean. From plants to drugs. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Krukoff, B. A. Boris Alexander Krukoff papers, 1942-1982. Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter H Raven Library
creatorOf Gentry, Alwyn H. Alwyn Howard Gentry papers, 1967-1993. Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter H Raven Library
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associatedWith Bennett, Bradley C., 1956- person
associatedWith Cooperative Park Study Unit (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Dumont, Kent Parsons, 1941- person
associatedWith Gentry, Alwyn H. person
associatedWith Institute of Economic Botany (New York Botanical Garden) corporateBody
associatedWith Krukoff, B. A. person
associatedWith New York Botanical Garden corporateBody
associatedWith New York Botanical Garden. Herbarium. corporateBody
correspondedWith Projeto Flora Amazonica corporateBody
correspondedWith Projeto Flora Amazônica corporateBody
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
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