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botanist , consultant

Duncan Winton Thomas, American Botanist, consultant. Member Association for Tropical Biology, Society for Economics Botany, Society of Wetland Scientists.

Background

Thomas, Duncan Winton was born on February 27, 1950 in Hastings, Sussex, England. Son of James Andrew Thomas and Kathleen Margaret (King) Gobbett. came to the United States, 1973.

Education

Bachelor of Science, U. Wales, 1971; Doctor of Philosophy in Botany, U. Wales, 1977.

Career

Assistant curator, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, 1983-1988; associate professor, Oregon State University, Corvallis, since 1992; botanist, Duncan & Jane Thomas Environmental Consultants, Corvallis, since 1989. Biodiversity consultant for Control Africa/Cameroon National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland., since 1991, World Bank, Washington, 1992, 93, Overseas Development Administration, London, 1992-1994.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Discoverer, namer new plant species Ancistrocladus korupensis, 1987 (source of anti-Human Immunodeficiency Virus alkaloid National Cancer Institute 1993).

Membership

Member Association for Tropical Biology, Society for Economics Botany, Society of Wetland Scientists.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, hiking, natural history, photography, swimming.

Connections

Married Jane Anne McCauley, May 5, 1973. Children: Rhiannon, Emily.

father:
James Andrew Thomas Gobbett

mother:
Kathleen Margaret (King) Gobbett

spouse:
Jane Anne McCauley

children:
Rhiannon Thomas

Emily Thomas