Mentor Award - Dr. Loran Anderson

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Shirley Denton

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on: April 18, 2011, 04:07:49 PM
Dr. Loran Anderson has been influencing botany and conservation in Florida for almost four decades.† He was a professor of biology at the Florida State University for 29 years, from 1974-2003, influencing countless students in the fields of biology and botany.† His unique and inspiring teaching style inspired many young minds into the fields of conservation and botanical exploration in Florida. Many of his former students play an important role in the conservation of our state as working botanists such as Gary Knight, the late Kathy Burks, and Mark Garland.† Dr. Anderson has also contributed greatly to the Board of Directors of the Magnolia Chapter of FNPS where he has organized the Chaptersí field trips and programs, served as a botanical ID expert, lead many field trips, and given lectures on various plant groups.†

During his tenure at FSU, Dr. Anderson was extremely influential to the botanical heritage of Florida, making countless collections, describing new species, and producing publications of his findings. In his retirement Dr. Anderson is ever influential, serving on the Endangered Plant Advisory Council and dedicating himself to documenting a comprehensive flora of the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, where he has documented over 100 new county records and recently described a new species, Xyris panacea.

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