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Alice Alldredge

Professor Peter R. Crane

Director, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, England

  • Former Director and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Field Museum, Chicago
  • Fellow of the Royal Society
  • Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences
  • Bicentenary Medal, Linnean Society

Professor Crane’s research has dealt with large-scale patterns of plant evolution and the integration of paleobotanical data with information from living plants. His research has clarified the evolution and radiation of the flowering plants in the Early Cretaceous period and has also synthesized data on spores and pollen to clarify the dynamics of global vegetation change during the Cretaceous. Through his work at Kew, he is actively involved in plant conservation.