Collecting localities


Bayer, Frederick Merkle


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1921, Asbury Park, N.J., U.S.A.



Zoologist, B.S. Miami (1948), M.S. Washington (1954), Ph.D. 1958. Assistant Director State Museum Florida 1942-46; Assistant Marine Lab. Miami, 1946-47; Assistant Curator (1947-51) and Associate Curator (1951-61) of the U.S. National Museum; Associate Professor Institute Marine Science, Univ. of Miami (1962-63), and Professor from 1964-.

He accompanied several expeditions, e.g. to Bikini, Palau and the Gulf of Guinea.

His interests are biological oceanography, ecology of coral reefs and taxonomy of Octocorallia, Mollusca, and Pterobranchia.

He occasionally collects ferns.


Collecting localities:

collected some ferns etc. near Hollandia, North New Guinea, in 1945.