Collecting localities



Biographical data


Dansereau, Pierre


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

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


Born: 1911, Montreal, Prov. of Quebec, Canada.



Botanist who took his B.A. and B.Sc.Agr. degree in the University of Montreal; in 1930 D.Sc. at Geneva. From 1939-41 Assistant-Director of Technical Services, Montreal Botanical Garden; from 1942-50 Director of the ‘Service de Biogéographie’ at the University of Montreal, and Associate Professor of Biology at the same; from 1950-55 Assistant-Professor and Associate Professor of Botany, University of Michigan; in summer 1955 appointed Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Montreal. He was a delegate to the Pan-Pacific Congress held in the Philippines in 1953. From 1961-66 Ass. Director New York Botanic Garden, and adj. Professor of Botany Columbia 1961- ; Sr Curator of Ecology 1966- ; Thomas Alva Edison visiting scholar at Cranbrook Institute of Science, 1967-68; at present back in Canada, at the ‘Institut d’Urbanisme, Université de Montreal.’


Collecting localities:

1953. Philippines, Luzon:1 arrival at Manila (Nov. 14); flying to Baguio, N. Luzon, and trip to Baguio; environs of Baguio (22), Zigzag View, Bued River, Trinidad; return to Manila by car (23); excursion to Los Baños and vicinity (26) and back to Manila; by car to Baguio (29), stops at San Miguel, Tarlac, Kennon valley; to Bontoc (30), collecting along the road; excursion to Mt Polis (Dec. 1); back to Baguio (2); foot of Mt Santo-Tomas and returning to Manila (3); leaving (5) by aeroplane for the U.S.A.



Herb. Michigan [MICH]: some 250 Philippine plants; dupl. will be presented to Herb. Montreal [MT]. Numbers recorded in a special system, running e.g. in 10 figures, indicating the number of the plant, the date and the plot or locality for which he made an inventory and ecological notes.



(1) P. Dansereau: ‘Philippine Journal’ 1-111 (Asa Gray Bull. 2, 1953 (1954), p. 323-330, 419-438; ibid. 3, 1955, p. 97-126).


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