Collecting localities



Vervoort, Willem


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


Born: 1917, Schiedam, Netherlands.



Zoologist, educated at Leiden University (M.Sc. 1941, Ph.D. 1946); from 1940-46, 1948-50, and since 1959 on the staff of the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie at Leiden; from 1946-48 biologist in the employ of the Dutch Society for Whale-fishery, and from 1950 Teacher in Descriptive Zoology, Zoological Laboratory, University Leiden. In 1972 appointed Director of the Natural History Museum at Leiden. In October 1973 Extra-Ordinary Professor.

He accompanied the Dutch New Guinea Expedition to the Sterrengebergte in 1959. Some scientific papers on the zoological results of the expedition will be published in due time.


Collecting localities:

1959. Biak (Schouten I.); N. Dutch New Guinea: Hollandia; Centr. Dutch New Guinea: Ok Sibil and other localities in the Sterrengebergte, e.g. Tenmasigin (c. 1800 m).



Plants collected with Dr A.G. de Wilde were added to the collections of C. Kalkman, and Dr B.O. van Zanten (see those); in Herb. Leiden [L], and Groningen [now in L].