Palm Specialist Group members and their special interests

Dr Conny Asmussen-Lange

Inst. Of Agriculture and Ecology, University of Copenhagen, Rolighedsvej 21, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark, Denmark.

Interests: Central and South America, Molecular Systematics, Evolution, Conservation.

Ms Christine Bacon

Colorado State University, Campus Delivery 1878, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA.

Interests: Tropical America, Pacific, Hawaii, Systematics, Evolution, Chamaedorea, Trachycarpeae, Pritchardia, Conservation.

Dr William Baker

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,   Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, UK.

Interests: SE Asia, Pacific, Madagascar, Systematics, Evolution, Distributions, Conservation.

Dr Michael Balick

New York Botanical Garden, 2900   Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458, USA.

Interests: Palm Ethnobotany, conservation,   Neotropics, Oceania.

Prof Henrik Balslev

Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Aarhus, Building 1540, Ny Munkegade, DK-8000 Aarhus C., Denmark.

Interests: Neotropics, Ethnobotany, Western   Amazon, Community Ecology.

Dr Anders Barfod

Dept. of Biological Sciences, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 114, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Interests: SE Asia, Pacific, systematics, morphology, economic botany, macroecology, conservation.

Dr Rodrigo Bernal

Instituto de Ciencias Naturales,   Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Apartado 7495, Bogotá, Colombia.

Interests: Neotropics, Systematics, Ecology, Use, Management, Conservation.

Dr Finn Borchsenius

Department of Biogical Sciences,   Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade building 1540, DK-8000, Aarhus C, Denmark.

Interests: South America Andes region, Biogeography, Systematics, Evolution.

Dr Robin Chazdon

Department of Ecology & Evol. Biology, University of Connecticut, Unit 3043, 75 N. Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3043 USA, USA.

Interests: Costa Rica, Mesoamerica, Ecology, Secondary Forest Regeneration, Restoration, Conservation, Invasive Palms.

Dr Angelica Cibrian-Jaramillo

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458, USA.

Interests: Population Genetics, Phylogeography, Systematics, Mexico.

Dr Charles Clement

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas   da Amazonia; Av. Andre Araujo, 2936 – Aleixo; 69060-001 Manaus, Amazonas, Brasil.

Interests:  Amazonia, domestication, wild   relatives.

Dr Thomas Couvreur

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458, USA.

Interests: Phylogeny, Population Genetics, Palms, African Annonaceae.

Dr John Dowe

Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australia, Australia.

Interests: Australia, New Guinea, south-west Pacific, Systematics, Ecology, Historical Biogeography, Botanical History.

Dr John Dransfield

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, UK.

Interests: SE Asia, Africa, Malesia, Madagascar, Systematics, Evolution, Distributions, Conservation.

Mr Jean-Michel Dupuyoo

Jardin d'Oiseaux Tropicaux, RD 559, 83250 La Londe, France.

Interests: Vanuatu, Ethiopia, Sagopalms, Ethnobotany.

Dr Bryan Endress

Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo, 15600 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA, USA.

Interests: Neotropical palms, NTFP, sustainable management, ecology, management.

Dr Evandro Ferreira

Rua Cupuaçu, Quadra K, Casa 3, Morada do Sol, Rio Branco-Acre, CEP 69910-280, Brazil.

Interests: South America, Amazon, Systematics, Distribution, Conservation, Uses.

Dr Gloria Galeano

Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, edificio 425, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, sede Bogota, Colombia.

Interests: Colombia, Neotropics, Andes, Systematics, conservation, management, economic botany.

Dr Lauren M. Gardiner

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,   Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, UK.

Interests: SE Asia, Systematics, Conservation, New Guinea, Pacific, Heterospathe.

Ms Irene Gauto

Ch. de l'Impératrice 1 CH-1292 Chambésy, Switzerland.

Interests: South America, Conservation, Distribution, Ethnobotany.

Dr Charlie Heatubun

Faculty of Forestry, UniversitasPapua, Jl. Gunung Salju, Amban, Manokwari, Irian Jaya Barat, Indonesia.

Interests: Taxonomy, Ecology, Conservation, New Guinea.

Dr Andrew Henderson

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458, USA.

Interests: Systematics, Neotropics, Indochina.

Mr Marc Jeanson

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458, USA.

Interests: Arenga, Caryota, Wallichia, SE Asia, systematics.

Dr Dennis Johnson

3726 Middlebrook Ave., Cincinnati OH 45208 , USA.

Interests: Conservation, utilization, date palm.

Dr Domingo Madulid

Philippine National Museum, P.Burgos St., Manila 1000, Philippines, Philippines.

Interests: Philippine palms, rattans, conservation of endangered species.

Dr Betty Millán

Museo de Historia Natural, Avda. Arenales 1256 Jesús María, Lima, Perú, Peru.

Interests: South America, Systematics, Anatomy.

Dr Rommel Montufar

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Av. 12 de Octubre 1076 y Roca, Quito, Ecuador.

Interests: Neotropical Palms, economic botany, population genetics, management, conservation.

Dr Mónica Moraes

Herbario Nacional de Bolivia, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Casilla 10077-Correo Central, La Paz, Bolivia.

Interests: Bolivia, Allagoptera, Parajubaea, Ecology, Management, Conservation.

Dr Larry Noblick

Montgomery Botanical Center, 11901 Old Cutler Road Miami, FL 33156, USA.

Interests: South America, Systematics, Evolution, Conservation, Cocoseae, Syagrus, Butia, Attalea.

Dr Holly Porter Morgan

The GIS Laboratory, The New York Botanical Garden, Harding Building, Bronx River Parkway and Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458-5126, USA.

Interests: Neotropics, Conservation, Reproductive Ecology, Species Distribution Modeling, Macroecology

Prof Francis Putz

Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA.

Interests: Ecology, Mangement

Dr Hermilo Quero

Jardin Botanico UNAM, Apdo. Post, 70-614 Mexico, D:F, Mexico.

Interests: Systematics of Mexican and mesoamerican Palms.

Dr Elie Raherison

2253, Pav. Charles-Eugène-Marchand, Université Laval, Québec (Qc) G1K 7P4, Canada.

Interests: Madagascar, Conservation biology and genetics.

Dr Mijoro Rakotoarinivo

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Madagascar Office, Lot II J 131 B Ambodivoanjo, Ivandry, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar.

Interests: Madagascar, Systematics, Distributions, Conservation.

Dr Julissa Roncal

Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 1540, Aarhus C, DK-8000, Denmark.

Interests: Neotropics, phylogenetics, biogeography, conservation and restoration, speciation.

Dr Leng Guan Saw

Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong, Selangor, 52109, Malaysia.

Interests: SE Asia, Systematics, Distributions, Conservation.

Dr Alison Shapcott

University Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore 4558, Queensland, Australia.

Interests: Conservation genetics, endangered species recovery, Australasia , Madagascar, population ecology.

Dr Li Rong Sheng

Research Institute of Tropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Guangzhou, P. R. China.

Interests: Southern China, SE Asia, conservation.

Dr Fred Stauffer

Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève, Switzerland.

Interests: Neotropics, Venezuela, Morphology, Anatomy, Conservation.

Dr Terence Sunderland

CIFOR , PO Box 0113 BOC\CBD, Bogor 16000, Indonesia.

Interests: Africa, taxonomy, ethnobotany, ustainable use, conservation.

Dr Jens-Christian Svenning

Aarhus University, Department of Biological Sciences, Ny Munkegade 114, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Interests: Macroecology, Community Ecology, Conservation, Neotropics, Species Distribution Modelling, Ecoinformatics.

Mr Raúl Verdecia

Jardín Botánico de Las Tunas, Carretera del Cornito Km 2, Las Tunas, Cuba.

Interests: Cuba, Antilles, Copernicia, Coccothrinax, Sistematic, Conservation.

Hydriastele rhopalocarpa, Linospadix albertisianus, Metroxylon sagu, Pinanga rumphiana, Hydriastele pinangoides

Hydriastele rhopalocarpa, Linospadix albertisianus, Metroxylon sagu, Pinanga rumphiana, Hydriastele pinangoides

Photo: Bill Baker