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Author: Helene Bischler-Causse

Helene Bischler-Causse (1932-2005) was born in Switzerland in 1932. She attended the University of Geneva, where she obtained a Ph.D. in natural sciences in 1957. She has held research positions at the Universidad Nacional, Bogota (Colombia), during 1956-1959, at the Conservatoire Botanique, Geneve, during 1960-61, and at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S.), Paris, from 1961 onward, where she was appointed to several research teams (liverworts of the Neotropics, liverworts of the Mediterranean area, evolution of cryptogams, biodiversity, and molecular systematics). Dr. Bischler's research interest was first systematics of neotropical liverworts, then ecology of Mediterranean liverworts, then systematics and evolution of the liverwort subclass Marchantiidae. She did extensive fieldwork in Colombia and in the Mediterranean, and contributed to many floras. She introduced many research students from all over the world to liverwort studies and was the editor of the scientific periodical Cryptogamie, Bryologie-Lich6nologie for more than 30 years. She is a co-author of several volumes of Index Hepaticarum and published more than 120 scientific research papers and several books, including taxonomic monographs of the general Marchantia and Plagiochasma, and a summary on systematics and evolution of the genera of the Marchantiales. For her research, Dr. Bischler was awarded the prize Plantamour-Prevost of the Universite de Geneve in 1953, the P. Bertrand prize of the Academie des Sciences, Paris in 1974, the Geneva Sayre award of Harvard University in 1985, and the Hattori Prize of the International Association of Bryologists in 1995. Helene Bischler-Causse passed away on February 12th, 2005.

Marchantiidae (Flora Neotropica Monograph 97)
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Marchantiidae (Flora Neotropica Monograph 97)

Marchantiidae treats 103 species in two orders: Marchantiales and Monocleales. Marchantiales are represented in the neotropics by 102 species, in 18 genera, and include 11 families. Monocleales are represented in the neotropics by a single species.

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