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Author: Scott A. Mori

Dr. Scott A. Mori was born in Janesville, Wisconsin in 1941. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he obtained his B.S. degree in 1964 in Biology and Conservation, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was awarded his Ph.D. in botany in 1974. He taught botany and zoology at the University of Wisconsin- Marshfield from 1969 to 1974 and has been the curator of the Summit Herbarium in Panama (1974-1975) and of the herbarium of the Cocoa Research Center in Bahia, Brazil (1978-1980). He was Director of the Institute of Systematic Botany at The New York Botanical Garden from 1995-2001 and is currently the Nathaniel Lord Britton Curator of Botany at the same institution. His major research emphasis has been on the taxonomy and ecology of New World tropical rain forest trees. He is an expert on the Brazil nut (Lecythidaceae) family and on the lowland Amazonian flora. Much of his research focuses on the relationships among plants and animals in tropical forests. He and his collaborators have published an illustrated Guide to the Vascular Plants of Central French Guiana for which they were awarded the prestigious Engler Medal in Silver for 2002 by the International Association of Plant Taxonomists. He is a co-editor of the Flowering Plants of the Neotropics published by Princeton University Press. Dr. Mori is a former Executive Director of Flora Neotropica, a Fellow of the Explorers Club, a past President of the Torrey Botanical Society and current member of the Council of the Society, and an adjunct professor at the City University of New York, the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation centered at Columbia University, and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Dr. Mori was recently awarded the David Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration.

The Cashew and Its Relatives (Anacardium: Anacardiaceae) (Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden Volume 42)
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The Cashew and Its Relatives (Anacardium: Anacardiaceae) (Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden Volume 42)

Anacardium has a primary center of diversity in Amazonia and a secondary center in the Planalto of Brazil. The authors recognize 10 species, one of which, A. fruiticosum, is described here as new, and another, A. occidentale, is the cashew of commer...

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Guide to Vascular Plants of Central French Guiana. Part 1, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms, and Monocotyledons (Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden Volume 76)
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Guide to the Vascular Plants of Central French Guiana. Part 2. Dicotyledons (Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden Volume 76. Part 2)
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Guide to the Vascular Plants of Central French Guiana. Part 2. Dicotyledons (Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden Volume 76. Part 2)

The Lecythidaceae is one of the ecologically most important families of trees thorughout Amazonia.This volume provides basic taxonomic information about Lecythidaceae needed to promote further systematic and ecological research, including understand...

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The Lecythidaceae of a Central Amazonian Moist Forest (Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden Volume 75)
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The Lecythidaceae of a Central Amazonian Moist Forest (Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden Volume 75)

The Lecythidaceae is one of the ecologically most important families of trees thorughout Amazonia.This volume provides basic taxonomic information about Lecythidaceae needed to promote further systematic and ecological research, including understand...

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The Lecythidaceae of a Lowland Neotropical Forest: La Fumee Mountain, French Guiana (Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden Volume 44)
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The Lecythidaceae of a Lowland Neotropical Forest: La Fumee Mountain, French Guiana (Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden Volume 44)

This volume is a detailed study of the 27 species of Lecythidaceae (Brazil Nut family) found in the vicinity of Saül, French Guiana---an area proposed for preservation as a biological reserve. A botanically undisturbed portion of the proposed 133,6...

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Plants of Central Fr. Guiana Set
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Seed Dispersal by Bats in the Neotropics (Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden Volume 101)
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Seed Dispersal by Bats in the Neotropics (Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden Volume 101)

This volume is a guide for identifying seeds and a summary of current knowledge of bat-dispersed plants in the New World tropics. A total of 549 plant species in 191 genera from 62 families are recognized, with detailed descriptions and color photog...

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Tropical Plant Collecting: From the Field to the Internet
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Tropical Plant Collecting: From the Field to the Internet

Tropical Plant Collecting provides field biologists with information about carrying out fieldwork in tropical America, gathering botanical collection, managing specimens in herbaria, making information about plants available on the Internet, and rai...

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