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Directory of palm specialists

The following list of palm specialists includes individuals who are actively carrying out research and writing about palms; it is not exhaustive. An attempt has been made to provide a breadth of geographic coverage and specialties among the various palm-related research and development subjects. Thesis research in progress by graduate students is also included. Information provided, if known, is in the following order: (1) mailing address, (2) telephone number, (3) fax number, (4) e-mail address, (5) key palm research and publication areas.

BAKER, William J. (1) Department of Botany, Plant Sciences Laboratories, Whiteknights, PO Box 221, Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AS, UNITED KINGDOM (2) 44-1734-318-160 (3) 44-1734-753-676 (4) W.J.BAKER@READING.AC.UK (5) Phylogenetics and biogeography of calamoid palms.

BALICK, Michael J. (1) Institute of Economic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx NY 10458 USA (2) 1-718-817-8763 (3) 1-718-220-1029 (4) MBALICK@NYBG.ORG (5) Systematics; economic botany; oil-producing species; conservation; New World.

BALSLEV, Henrik (1) Sarmiento de Gamboa 383 y Darwin, Quito, Ecuador (2) 593-2-434-884 (3) 593-2-434-884 (4) HBALSLEV@PI.PRO.EC (5) Systematics; ethnobotany; Ecuador; Bolivia.

BARFOD, Anders S. (1) Botanical Institute, Nordlandsvej 68, Risskov, DK-8240, DENMARK (2) 45-89-423-188 (3) 45-89-424-747 (4) BIOBASB@AAU.DK (5) Systematics; economic species; Phytelephas; New World.

BARROW, Sasha (1) The Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB, UNITED KINGDOM (2) 44-181-332-5224 (3) 44-181-332-5278 (4) S.BARROW@ RBGKEW.ORG.UK (5) Systematics; Phoenix; Old World.

BASU, Shyamal K. (1) 54B, Mahanirvan Road, 2nd Floor, Calcutta 700 029, INDIA (2) 91-33-464-3327 (3) - (4) - (5) Systematics; cultivated species; rattans; conservation; South Asia.

BATUGAL, Ponciano (1) COGENT, IPGRI Regional Office for Asia, the Pacific and Oceania, P.O. Box 101, Singapore 9124, SINGAPORE (2) 65-738-9611 (3) 65-738-9636 (4) P.BATUGAL@CGNET.COM (5) Development, coconut.

BEENTJE, Henk (1) The Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB, UNITED KINGDOM (2) 44-181-332-5225 (3) 44-181-332-5278 (4) H.BEENTJE@ RBGKEW.ORG.UK (5) Systematics; conservation; Madagascar.

BERNAL, Rodrigo G. (1) Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, A.A. 7495, Bogotá, COLOMBIA (2) 57-1-368-4262 (3) 57-1-368-1345 (4) RBERNAL@ CIENCIAS.CAMPUS.UNAL.EDU.CO (5) Systematics; conservation; economic species; Colombia.

BORCHSENIUS, Finn (1) Biological Institute, Aarhus University Herbarium, Universitetsparken Bldg. 137, 8000 Aarhus C, DENMARK (2) 45-89-422-743 (3) 45-86-139-326 (4) BIOFINN@AAU.DK (5) Taxonomy of South American palms.

BORGTOFT PEDERSEN, Henrik (1) Reco Consult, Gl. Ryvej 13, DK 8362 Hoerning, DENMARK (2) 45-86-922-191 (3) 45-86-922-191 (4) - (5) Utilization; extractivism; agroforestry; Ecuador.

BROSCHAT, Timothy K. (1) Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, University of Florida, 3205 College Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33314-7700, USA (2) 1-305-475-8990 (3) 1-305-475-4125 (4) - (5) Propagation; cultivation; diseases and disorders; ornamental species.

CASTILLO M., Juan José (1) Facultad de Agronomia, Universidad de San Carlos, A.P. 1545, Guatemala City 01901, GUATEMALA (2) 502-276-9794 (3) 502-2-69770 (4) AGUAT@USAC.EDU.GT (5) Systematics; economic species; Chamaedorea; Central America.

CHAZDON, Robin (1) Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, U-42, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT 06269-3042, USA (2) 1-860-486-4057 (3) 1-860-486-4320 (4) CHAZDON@UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU (5) Ecology; conservation; New World.

CLEMENT, Charles R. (1) Departamento de Ciencias Agronomicas, INPA, C.P. 478, Manaus AM 69011-970, BRAZIL (2) 55-92-642-3300 (3) 55-92-642-1845 (4) CCLEMENT@CR-AM.RNP.BR (5) Cultivation; domestication; pejibaye palm (Bactris gasipaes); New World.

CROPPER, Hazel (1) New York Botanical Garden, Bronx NY 10458 USA (2) 1-718-817-8677 (3) 1-718-220-6504 (4) HCROPPER@NYBG.ORG (5) Systematics; ecology; Butia; New World.

CUNNINGHAM, A.B. (1) P.O. Box 42, Betty’s Bay, 7141, SOUTH AFRICA (2) - (3) - (4) ETHNOBOT@IAFRICA.COM (5) Economic species; Hyphaene; Southern Africa.

DE GRANVILLE, Jean-Jacques (1) Laboratoire de Botanique, ORSTOM, B.P. 165, Cayenne Cedex, 97323, FRANCE (2) 33-594-299-283 (3) 33-594-319-855 (4) - (5) Systematics; ecology; South America.

DE MASON, Darlene (1) Department of Botany and Plant Science, University of California, Riverside CA 92521, USA (2) 1-909-787-3580 (3) 1-909-787-4437 (4) DEMASON@ UCRAC1.UCR.EDU (5) Reproductive biology; date palm.

DE NEVERS, Gregory C. (1) California Academy of Sciences, Pepperwood Ranch Natural Preserve, 3450 Franz Valley Road, Santa Rosa CA 95404, USA (2) 1-707-542-2080 (3) - (4) 102353.3507@COMPURSERVE.COM (5) Sytematics of New World palms.

DE ZOYSA, Neela (1) Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138, USA (2) 1-617-496-2380 (3) 1-617-495-9484 (4) G6487NDEZO@ UMBSKY.CC.UMB.EDU (5) Systematics; utilization; conservation; rattans; Sri Lanka.

DEMATT E, M. Esmeralda S.P. (1) Departamento de Horticultura, FCAV-UNESP, Rodovia Carlos Tonanni, km 5, Jaboticabal SP 14870-000, BRAZIL (2) 55-16-323-2500 (3) 55-16-322-4275 (4) - (5) Evolution; morphology; ornamental species.

DOUGHTY, Severn (1) Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, Bronson Hall, Room 107, Louisiana State University, Shreveport LA 71115, USA (2) 1-318-797-5136 (3) 1-318-797-5135 (4) - (5) ornamental species; cultivation; Phoenix.

DOWE, John L. (1) Townsville Botanic Gardens, P.O. Box 1268, Townsville 4810, AUSTRALIA (2) 61-77-220-455 (3) 61-77-253-290 (4) - (5) Systematics; conservation; Archontophoenix; Australia, Southwest Pacific Islands.

DRANSFIELD, John (1) The Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB, UNITED KINGDOM (2) 44-181-332-5225 (3) 44-181-332-5278 (4) J.DRANSFIELD@RBGKEW.ORG.UK (5) Systematics; evolution; rattans; Southeast Asia, Madagascar, Africa.

DURáN G., Rafael. (1) Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán, A.P. 87, Cordemex 97310, Yucatán, MEXICO (2) 52-99-813-943 (3) 52-99-813-900 (4) - (5) Demography; conservation; Pseudophoenix; Mexico.

ESSIG, Frederick B. (1) Department of Biology, LIF 169, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa FL 33620, USA (2) 1-813-974-6234 (3) 1-813-974-3557 (4) ESSIG@CHUMA.CAS.USF.EDU (5) Systematics; ecology; New Guinea.

EVANS, Randall (1) Division of Research, Missouri Botanical Garden, P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299, USA (2) 1-314-577-5169 (3) 1-314-577-9596 (4) - (5) Systematics; Cryosophila; New World.

FERNANDES, Hélio Q.B. (1) Museu de Biologia Prof. Mello Leit o, Santa Teresa ES 29650-000, BRAZIL (2) 55-27-259-1182 (3) 55-27-259-1696 (4) MBML@NPD1.UFES.BR (5) Systematics, Bactris and Euterpe; Atlantic Forest, Brazil.

FERNANDO, Edwino (1) Department of Forest Biological Sciences, University of the Philippines, College of Forestry, Los Baños College, Laguna, 4031, PHILIPPINES (2) 63-94-2773 (3) 63-94-3673 (4) ESF@MUDSPRING.UPLB.EDU.PH (5) Systematics; rattans; Philippines.

FISHER, Jack B. (1) Fairchild Tropical Garden, 11935 Old Cutler Road, Miami FL 33156, USA (2) 1-305-665-2844 (3) 1-305-665-8032 (4) FISHERJ@SERVAX.FIU.EDU (5) Anatomy; cultivation.

GALEANO, Gloria (1) Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, A.P. 7495, Bogotá, COLOMBIA (2) 57-1-368-4262 (3) 57-1-368-1345 (4) GGALEANO@ CIENCIAS.CAMPUS.UNAL.EDU.CO (5) Systematics; Colombia.

GEMMILL, Chrissen E.C. (1) Laboratory of Molecular Systematics, Smithsonian Institution, Museum Support Center, MRC 534, Washington, DC 20560, USA (2) 1-301-238-3444 (3) 1-301-238-3059 (4) GEMMILL@ONYX.SI.EDU (5) Molecular evolution; systematics; Pritchardia; Hawaii.

GIBBONS, Martin (1) The Palm Centre, 563 Upper Richmond Road West, London SW14 7ED, UNITED KINGDOM (2) 44-181-876-3223 (3) 44-181-876-6888 (4) 101340.2215@ COMPUSERVE.COM (5) Exploration; ornamental species.

GUáNCHEZ, Francisco (1) Sada-Amazonas, Parque Los Chorros, Caracas, VENEZUELA (2) 58-2-239-2766 (3) 58-2-237-1779 (4) - (5) Biology, utilization and systematics; Leopoldinia; Amazonas, Venezuela.

HAHN, William J. (1) Center for Environmental Research and Conservation, 1004 Schermerhorn Extension, Mail Code 5557, Columbia University, New York NY 10027, USA (2) 1-212-854-8189 (3) 1-212-854-8188 (4) WH55@COLUMBIA.EDU (5) Molecular evolution; systematics; Caryota; Paraguay, Asia.

HARRIES, Hugh C. (1) 17 Alexandra Road, Lodmoor Hill, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7QQ, UNITED KINGDOM (2) 44-1305-784-474 (3) 44-1305-774-773 (4) - (5) Evolution and ethnobotany; cultivar classification and registration; breeding and in vitro propagation; pathology; development; coconut, date and African oil palm.

HENDERSON, Andrew (1) Institute of Systematic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx NY 10458, USA (2) 1-718-817-8973 (3) 1-718-220-1029 (4) AHENDERSON@NYBG.ORG (5) Systematics; utilization; conservation; New World.

HODEL, Donald R. (1) University of California Cooperative Extension, 2615 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 400, Los Angeles CA 90007, USA (2) 1-213-744-4881 (3) 1-213-745-7513 (4) DRHODEL@UCDAVIS.EDU (5) Systematics; ornamental species; Chamaedorea; New World; Pacific Islands.

HUBBUCH, Charles (1) Fairchild Tropical Garden, 11935 Old Cutler Road, Miami FL 33156, USA (2) 1-305-665-2844 (3) 1-305-665-8032 (4) CHUBBUCH@AOL.COM (5) Propagation; cultivation; ornamental species.

IRVINE, Anthony K. (1) Tropical Forest Research Centre, Wildlife and Ecology Division, C.S.I.R.O., P.O. Box 780, Atherton, 4883, Queensland, AUSTRALIA. (2) 61-70-918-830 (3) 61-70-913-245 (4) TONY.IRVINE@TFRC.CSIRO.AU (5) Systematics; Australia.

JOHNSON, Dennis V. (1) 11 Colgate Street, Pocatello ID 83201 USA (2) 1-208-232-8090 (3) 1-208-232-8090 (4) DJOHN37@AOL.COM (5) Development of economic species; utilization; conservation; New World.

JOYAL, Elaine (1) Department of Life Sciences, Arizona State University West, P.O. Box 37100, Phoenix AZ 85069-7100, USA (2) 1-602-543-6059 (3) 1-602-543-6073 (4) JOYAL@ASU.EDU (5) Ethnobotany, conservation, utilization, ecology, systematics; Sabal; Mexico.

KAHN, Francis (1) ORSTOM, C.P. 09747, Brasília, DF 70001.970, BRAZIL (2) 55-61-248-5323 (3) 55-61-248-5378 (4) FKAHN@BSB.NUTECNET.COM.BR (5) Systematics; ecology; biology; conservation; Amazon Basin.

KAKURU, Willy (1) National Wetlands Program, P.O. Box 9629, Kampala, UGANDA (2) 256-41-241-239 (3) 256-41-241-246 (4) - (5) Ecology; utilization; Raphia; East Africa.

LIAO JIH - CHING (1) Department of Forestry, College of Agriculture, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, REPUBLIC OF CHINA (2) 886-2-363-3353 (3) 886-2-365-6520 (4) - (5) Systematics; Taiwan.

MADULID, Domingo A. (1) Botany Division, National Museum, P.O. Box 2659, Manila, PHILIPPINES (2) 63-2-476-887 (3) 63-2-530-0288 (4) 6363376@MCIMAIL.COM (5) Systematics; conservation; ornamental species; rattans; Philippines.

MANOKARAN, Navaratnam (1) Division of Environmental Sciences, Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur 52109, MALAYSIA (2) 60-3-630-2100 (3) 60-3-636-7753 (4) NMAOF@FRIM.GOV.MY (5) Propagation; cultivation; silviculture; rattans; Southeast Asia.

MEADOWS, David J. (1) Asia Technical Department (ASTEN), Room MC 8-345, The World Bank, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20433 USA (2) 1-202-458-2284 (3) 1-202-477-1865 (4) - (5) Development; coconut, African oil palm.

MEDEIROS-COSTA, Judas T. de (1) Rua Ambrosio Machado, 178, Iputinga, Recife PE, 50670-010, BRAZIL (2) 55-81-271-0856 (3) - (4) JTCOSTA@ELOGICA.COM.BR (5) Systematics; ornamental species; Brazil.

MEJIA, Kember (1) Instituto de Investigación de la Amazonia Peruana, A.P. 784, Iquitos, PERU (2) 51-94-265-515 (3) 51-94- 265-527 (4) CRI-LOR@IIAP.ORG.PE (5) Systematics; ethnobotany; economic species.

MILLáN, Betty (1) Museu de Historia Natural, UNMSM, A.P. 14-0434, Lima, PERU (2) 51-14-524-135 (3) 51-14-649-110 (4) GYM@MUSM.EDU.PE (5) Systematics; Astrocaryum; Peru.

MOGEA, Johanis P. (1) Division of Botany, R&D Centre for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Herbarium Bogoriense, Jalan Raya Juanda No. 22, Bogor, 16122, INDONESIA (2) 62-251-322-035 (3) 62-251-325-854 (4) HERBOGOR@INDO.NET.ID (5) Systematics; utilization; conservation; Arenga; Indonesia, Southeast Asia.

MORA-URPí, Jorge (1) Departamiento de Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica, Ciudad Universitária Rodrigo Facio, San José, COSTA RICA (2) 506-34 4532 (3) 506-34-2723 (4) - (5) Biology; propagation; cultivation; economic species; pejibaye (Bactris gasipaes); Costa Rica.

MORAES R., Mónica (1) Herbário Nacional de Bolivia, Casilla 10077, Correo Central, La Paz, BOLIVIA (2) 591-2-792-416 (3) 591-2-797-511 (4) MONICA@PALMA.BO (5) Systematics; distribution; utilization; conservation; Parajubaea, Allagoptera, Attalea phalerata; Bolivia, South America.

MOUSSA, Farana. (1) ORSTOM, CP 09747, Brasília, DF 70001.970, BRAZIL (2) 55-61-248-6046 (3) 55-61-248-6046 (4) FKAHN@BSB.NUTECNET.COM.BR (5) Economic botany; utilization; Amazon Basin.

MUñIZ, Onaney (1) Movimiento Cubano por la Paz y la Soberania de los Pueblos, Linea 556 e/C y D Vedado, La Habana, CUBA (2) 53-7-23-7368 or 53-7-32-9786 (3) 53-7-33-3860 or 53-7-32-1492 (4) CUPAZ@TINORED.CU (5) Ecology; taxonomy; phytogeography; Cuba.

NOBLICK, Larry (1) The Montgomery Foundation, Inc., 11901 Old Cutler Road, Miami FL 33156, USA (2) 1-305-667-3800 (3) 1-305-661-5984 (4) 103067.377@ COMPUSERVE.COM (5) Systematics; conservation; Syagrus; South America.

NUR SUPARDI, M.N. (1) Rattan Silviculture and Ecology Unit, Natural Forest Division, Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong 52109 Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA (2) 60-3-630-2315 (3) 60-3- 626-7753 (4) SUPARDI@FRIM.GOV.MY (5) Rattan: silviculture, ecology, inventory, harvesting and agroforestry; species diversity of palms.

OJOMO, Edward E. (1) 22 Ekenwan Road, P.O. Box 225, Benin City, NIGERIA (2) 234-52-600-995 (3) - (4) - (5) Cultivation; economic species; coconut; African oil palm; West Africa.

ORELLANA, Roger. (1) Centro de Investigación Cientificia de Yucatán, A.C. Apartado Postal 87, Cordemes, 97310 Mérida, MEXICO (2) 52-99-813-914 (3) 52-99-813-900 (4) ROGER@SERVIDOR.UNAM.MX (5) Palms of Yucatán Peninsula, Bactris, Desmoncus.

PEARCE, K.G. (1) 4D Esmeralda Apts., Soi Ngam Duplee, Rama IV Road, Bangkok 10120 THAILAND (2) 66-2-287-1378 (3) 66-2-254-1707 (4) - (5) Utilization; conservation; Malaysia.

PINTAUD, Jean-Christophe (1) ORSTOM, Laboratoire de Botanique, BP A5, 98848 Noumea Cedex NEW CALEDONIA (2) 687-26-10-00 (3) 687-26-43-26 (4) PINTAUD@NOUMEA.ORSTOM.NC (5) Palms of New Caledonia; Burretiokentia; Kentiopsis; rainforest palm communities.

PROFIZI, Jean-Pierre (1) B.P. 7701, Libreville, GABON (2) 241- 73-56-65 (3) 241-73-56-65 (4) - (5) Biology; management; utilization; rattans; Raphia; Africa.

PUTZ, Francis (1) Department of Botany, University of Florida, P.O. Box 118526, Gainesville FL 32611-8526, USA (2) 1-352-392-1486 (3) 1-352-393-3993 (4) FEP@BOTANY.UFL.EDU (5) Ecology; utilization; sustainability analysis; tropics.

QUERO, Hermilo J. (1) Instituto de Biologia, UNAM, Ciudad Universitaria, A.P. 70-614, Mexico, DF 04510, MEXICO (2) 52-5-622-9056 (3) 52-5-622-9046 (4) QUERO@SERVIDOR.UNAM.MX (5) Systematics; conservation; Mexico, Caribbean.

RAJANAIDU, N. (1) Plant Science and Biotechnology Unit, Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia, P.O. Box 10620, Kuala Lumpur 50720, MALAYSIA (2) 60-3-825-9155 (3) 60-3-825-9446 (4) RNAIDU@PORIM.GOV.MY (5) Breeding; genetic resources; African oil palm.

READ, Robert W. (1) 272 Rose Apple Lane, Naples, FL 33961, USA (2) 1-941-795-1074 (3) 1-941-643-7275 (4) - (5) Systematics; ecology; Greater Caribbean, Hawaii.

RENUKA, C. (1) Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Trichur, 680 653 Kerala, INDIA (2) 91-487-782-061 (3) 91-487-782-249 (4) ROOT@KFRI.ERNET.IN (5) Systematics; rattans; South India.

SAW, Leng Guan (1) Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur 52109, MALAYSIA (2) 60-3-630-2128 (3) 60-3-636-7753 (4) SAWLG@FRIM.GOV.MY (5) Systematics; ecology; conservation; Licuala; Malaysia.

SIEBERT, Stephen F. (1) School of Forestry, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA (2) 1-406-243-5521 (3) 1-406-243-4845 (4) SIEBERT@SELWAY.UMT.EDU (5) Rattan utilization and management; conservation; Indonesia.

TULEY, Paul (1) Tropical Agriculture Association (UK), 43 Mount Place, The Mount, Guildford GU2 5HU, Surrey, UNITED KINGDOM (2) 44-1483-454-725 (3) 44-1483-454-725 (4) - (5) Utilization; Africa.

UHL, Natalie W. (1) Bailey Hortorium, 467 Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853, USA (2) 1-607-255-7984 (3) 1-607-255-7979 (4) NWU1@CORNELL.EDU (5) Systematics; evolution; anatomy.

VONGKALUANG, Isara (1) Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, THAILAND (2) 66-2-579-0176 (3) 66-2-561-4761 (4) - (5) Cultivation; development; rattans; Thailand.

VOVIDES, Andrew P. (1) Instituto de Ecología A.C., A.P. 63, 91000 Xalapa, Veracruz, MEXICO (2) 52-28-1-860-00 (3) 52-28-1-869-10 (4) VOVIDESA@ SUN.IECO.CONACYT.MX (5) Management of native species; Chamaedorea; Mexico.

ZONA, Scott (1) Fairchild Tropical Garden, 11935 Old Cutler Road, Miami FL 33156, USA (2) 1-305-665-2844 (3) 1-305-665-8032 (4) ZONAS@SERVAX.FIU.EDU (5) Systematics; conservation; Sabal, Roystonea; Greater Caribbean.


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