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Eric Ingvar Kärnefelt

botanist , educator

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.

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