Ghillean (Iain) Tolmie PRANCE

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1937-07-13
Education Malvern Coll, Univ of Oxford (MA, DPhil)
Books & Publications
Recreations music
Clubs Explorers' (fell 1978)
Style Prof Sir Ghillean Prance, FRS
Career NY Botanical Gardens: res asst 1963-68, BA Krukoff curator Amazonian Botany 1968-75, dir res 1975-81, vice-pres 1977-81, sr vice-pres 1981-88, dir Inst Econ Botany 1981-88; adjunct prof City Univ NY 1968-99; ldr Amazonian Exploration Prog 1965-88; dir Royal Botanic Gardens Kew 1988-99, dir of science The Eden Project 1998-; visiting prof: tropical studies Yale Univ 1983-88, Univ of Reading 1988-; McBryde prof US Nat Tropical Botanical Garden Hawaii 2000-02 (sr fell 2003-); author of numerous papers and books; memb Bd of Dirs: Margaret Mee Amazon Tst 1988-98, Lovaine Tst 1989-99, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Fndn 1990-99; exec dir Orgn Flora Neotropica (UNESCO) 1975-88, memb Mayor's Cmmn on Cable TV White Plains NY 1981-88, chm Advsy Ctee Sustainable Forestry Mgmnt Ltd 2006-09, chm A Rocha Int 2008-, pres Nature in Art 2010-, chm Mass Extinction Meml Observatory (MEMO) 2009-, Eden Tst 2009-; tstee: Au Sable Inst of Environmental Studies 1984-2006, WWF 1989-93, Horniman Museum 1990-99, World Humanities Action Tst 1994-99, New Island Tst 1995-2009, Global Diversity Fndn 1999-2010 (chm), Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest Tst (chm), Exbury Garden Tst 2001-; patron: Bioregional Devpt Gp 1995-, Sheffield Botanic Gardens Tst 1997-, Serra do Mar Reserva Ecologica (now Reserva Ecologica Guapi-açú) Brazil 1997-, Soc of Botanical Artists 1997-; International Cosmos prize 1993, Patrons Medal RGS 1994, Asa Gray Award American Soc of Plant Taxonomists 1998, Lifetime of Discovery Award RGS 1999, Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration 2000, Distinguished Economic Botanist Award of Soc Econ Botany 2002, Allerton Award US Nat Tropical Botanical Garden 2005, Gold Medal NY Botanical Garden 2008; Dr (hc) Göteborgs Univ 1983; DSc (hc): Univ of Kent 1994, Portsmouth Univ 1994, Kingston Univ 1994, Univ of St Andrews 1995, Bergen Univ Norway 1996, Sheffield Univ 1997, Florida Int Univ 1997, Lehman Coll City Univ NY 1998, Univ of Liverpool 1998, Glasgow Univ 1999, Univ of Plymouth 1999, Keele Univ 2000, Univ of Exeter 2000, Univ of Glos 2009; hon fell Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 1995, hon research fell Royal Botanic Gardens Kew 1999, hon fell Assoc of Tropical Biology and Conservation 2007; FLS 1963, FRGS 1989, FRS 1993; fell AAAS 1990, assoc fell Third World Acad of Science 1993, fell Perak Acad of Science 2006; VMH, RHS 1999; foreign memb Royal Danish Acad Scis and Letters 1988, corr memb Brazilian Acad of Scis 1976, foreign memb Royal Swedish Acad Sci 1989; Comendador Ordem Nacional do Cruzeiro do Sul (Brazil) 2000
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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