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Joseph Young Bergen

Joseph Young Bergen About Botanist who published several books including “Introduction to Botany” in 1914. Other Informations He attended Antioch University in 1872. He was selected to be a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1915. He grew up in Maine where he had a love of natural sciences. He was …

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James Wong

James Wong About Ethnobotanist and garden designer who is most recognized for his presenting roles on a variety of television programs including the award-winning series Grow Your Own Drugs and Countryfile. He is also known for his work as a panelist on the Radio 4 series Gardeners’ Question Time.  Other Informations He studied on scholarship …

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Johann Friedrich Gmelin

Johann Friedrich Gmelin About German botanist and naturalist who was active in the late 18th century. In his career he described and named many species of gastropods. Other Informations He graduated from the University of Tubingen in 1768 with an MD. He had a number of notable students including Georg Friedrich Hildebrandt, Carl Friedrich Kielmeyer, …

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Harriet Creighton

Harriet Creighton About Botanist and geneticist who focused on cytogenetics with Barbara McClintock. She served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Other Informations She attended Cornell University and Wellesley College in 1929. She taught at Cornell University and Connecticut College. She was born in Delavan, Illinois She worked with Barbara McClintock on a paper about …

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Niels Hansen

Niels Hansen About Botanist who adapted hundreds of species of plants to thrive in the arid conditions of America’s Great Plains. He released his first work on the breeding of fruits in 1893. Other Informations After graduation from Iowa State College, he founded the South Dakota State College’s Horticultural Department. Traveling to Europe on botany …

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Jorge Cervantes

Jorge Cervantes About Prolific cannabis expert known for his 2015 book The Cannabis Encyclopedia, for which he won the Gold Benjamin Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association. He has been a prolifically published author, activist, and on-camera personality detailing indoor and outdoor cannabis growth.  Other Informations He earned his bachelor’s degree from Portland State …

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Viktor Masing

Viktor Masing About A 20th century Estonian botanist and ecologist. He specialized in telmatology and he organized protection for endangered wetlands. Other Informations He was born and raised in Tartu, Estonia. He joined the Estonian Academy of Sciences in 1993. His son, Matti Masing, is one of Europe’s experts on the behavior of bats. He …

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Matt Ritter

Matt Ritter About Known for his botany-themed books A Californian’s Guide to the Trees Among Us (2011) and Plants of San Luis Obispo, Their Lives and Stories (2005), this flora researcher is also notable as a professor at California Polytechnic State University. Other Informations He earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of …

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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver About African-American scientist who became famous for his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes. The destruction of cotton crops by boll weevils inspired his scientific work, and he developed and promoted about 100 products made from peanuts that were useful for the …

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Erast Parmasto

Erast Parmasto About 20th century Estonian mycologist and botanist who served as the president of the Estonian Naturalists’ Society from 1973 to 1976. Other Informations He first became a member of the Estonian Institute of Zoology and Botany in 1950 and later served as its director in the 1980’s. He was given many awards for …

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Emma Lucy Braun

Emma Lucy Braun About Pioneering botanist and ecologist remembered for her expertise on the forests of the eastern region of the United States. She published more than 180 articles on the subject as well as seminal books like 1950’s Deciduous Forests of Eastern North America. Other Informations She earned a PhD from the University of …

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Ed Rosenthal

Ed Rosenthal About Botanist and horticulturist who is a proponent for the legalization of cannabis. He advocated the Cole Memorandum in 2017 which allowed states to legalize the drug.  Other Informations He was a columnist for High Times Magazine during the 1980s and 1990s. He attended Youngstown State University and was arrested for growing marijuana in 2002. He …