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Eric Ingvar Kärnefelt

Eric Ingvar Kärnefelt, Swedish botanist, educator. Achievements include leading role as president of the International Association for Lichenology Organization of science congresses and symposia in lichenology. With Swedish Army, 1966. Fellow Linnean Society; member British Lichen Society, Swedish Linnean Society.

Background

  • Kärnefelt, Eric Ingvar was born on July 19, 1944 in Göteborg, Sweden. Son of Eric Herbert and Ingamaj (Olsson) Kärnefelt.

  • Education

    • Graduate, University Cologne, 1967. Bachelor of Science, University Lund, Sweden, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Lund, Sweden, 1979.

    Career

    • Assistant professor systematic botany University Lund, 1981-1983, associate professor, since 1983, director Herbarium, since 1994. Member several major science expeditions to South Georgia, Arctic Russia. Botanical excursions in European countries, North America, South America, and Africa.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include leading role as president of the International Association for Lichenology Organization of science congresses and symposia in lichenology.

    Membership

    With Swedish Army, 1966. Fellow Linnean Society. Member British Lichen Society, Swedish Linnean Society.

    Connections

    • Married Elna Maria Edwards, June 26, 1976. Children: Karin, Kerstin, Ola.
    • father: Eric Herbert Kärnefelt
    • mother: Ingamaj (Olsson) Kärnefelt
    • spouse: Elna Maria Edwards
    • children: Karin Kärnefelt
    • Kerstin Kärnefelt
    • Ola Kärnefelt
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    Born July 19, 1944
    (age 73)
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    • 1967
      University Cologne
    • 1971
      University Lund
    • 1979
      University Lund