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Günther W.H. Kunkel Edit Profile

conservationist , writer

Günther W.H. Kunkel, German, Spanish writer, conservationist. Recipient Certified of Merit, Comendador del Orden de Mérito Agrícola, Bundesverdienstkreuz, The Canray Islands award for Environment.

Background

Kunkel, Günther W.H. was born on September 26, 1928 in Mittenwalde, Germany. Arrived in Spain, 1964. Son of Willi Hermann and Liesbeth (Piesnack) Kunkel.

Education

Dr honoris causa, University Nacional Centro Peru, 1999.

Career

Scientific assistant, Valdivia, Chile, 1957-1960. Professor botany Huancayo, Peru, 1960-1961. Dendrologist German Forestry Mission to Liberia, 1961-1963.

Phytogeographic and taxonomic researcher, government botanist Canary Islands, 1964-1977. Floristic researcher West Sahara, Ghana, Persian Gulf, 1978-1991. Desert researcher Almeria, Spain, 1991-1994.

Founder Jardin Botánico del Desierto, Murcia, Spain, 1991. Technical assistant Concepcion, Chile. Floristic researcher Ecuador.

Secretary I Congress International Flora Macaronesica.

Membership

Member research board advisors American Biographical Institute. Member Society Honorary Museo Science National, Tenerife. Fellow Linnean Society, Instituto Estudios Almerienses, Instituto Estudios Canarios.

Member Association pour l'Étude Taxonomique de la Flore d'Afrique Tropicale (former secretary general), The Explorers Club, El Museo Canario, others.

Connections

Married Mary Anne Charlewood Turner, June 25, 1960. 1 child, Thomas Austin.

father:
Willi Hermann Kunkel

mother:
Liesbeth (Piesnack) Kunkel

spouse:
Mary Anne Charlewood Turner

child:
Thomas Austin Kunkel