Stewart McPherson (geographer)

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Stewart R. McPherson (born 1983) is a British geographer, field biologist, nature photographer, and writer.[1][2]

He studied at the University of Durham in England, the University of Tübingen in Germany, and Yale University in the United States.[1]

He is the author of around 20 volumes concerned with natural history, largely focusing on carnivorous plants:

  • Pitcher Plants of the Americas[3][4]
  • Lost Worlds of the Guiana Highlands[5]
  • Glistening Carnivores - The Sticky-Leaved Insect-Eating Plants
  • Pitcher Plants of the Old World (2 volumes)
  • Carnivorous Plants and their Habitats (2 volumes)[6]
  • Sarraceniaceae of North America (co-authored with Donald Schnell)[7]
  • Sarraceniaceae of South America (co-authored with Andreas Wistuba, Andreas Fleischmann, and Joachim Nerz)[7]
  • Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of the Philippines (co-authored with Victor B. Amoroso)
  • New Nepenthes: Volume One
  • Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Sulawesi (co-authored with Alastair Robinson)
  • Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Borneo (co-authored with Alastair Robinson)
  • Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Australia and New Guinea (co-authored with Alastair Robinson)
  • Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Peninsular Malaysia and Indochina (co-authored with Alastair Robinson)
  • Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Sumatra and Java (co-authored with Alastair Robinson)
  • Dionaea: The Venus's Flytrap (co-authored with Tim Bailey)
  • Field Guide to the Carnivorous Plants of the United States and Canada (co-authored with Donald Schnell)
  • Field Guide to the Pitcher Plants of the United States and Canada (co-authored with Donald Schnell)

McPherson has co-discovered a number of species (including the much publicised Nepenthes attenboroughii) and has formally described around 35 carnivorous plant taxa.[8] He is a member of the IUCN SSC Carnivorous Plant Specialist Group.[2] In September 2012 he became the first recipient of the David Given Award for Excellence in Plant Conservation.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McPherson, S.R. 2009. Pitcher Plants of the Old World. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.
  2. ^ a b c Stewart McPherson receives new Plant Conservation Award. IUCN World Conservation Congress, September 13, 2012.
  3. ^ Les, D.H. 2007. Book review: Pitcher Plants of the Americas, Stewart McPherson. PDF Aquatic Botany 87(3): 251–253. doi:10.1016/j.aquabot.2007.05.001
  4. ^ McPherson, S. 2006. New carnivorous plant publication and conservation project. PDF Victorian Carnivorous Plant Society Inc. 81: 6–8.
  5. ^ Bond, D. 2008. Lost Worlds of the Guiana Highlands. Victorian Carnivorous Plant Society Inc. 89: 14–15.
  6. ^ Fay, M.F. 2011. Carnivorous plants and their habitats. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 165(4): 439–440. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2011.01120.x
  7. ^ a b Rice, B. 2012. Book review. Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 41(2): 83–87.
  8. ^ Miles, J. 2012. Discovering a lost world of rat-eating plants in the Philippines. Friday, October 9, 2012.
  9. ^ "Author Query for 'S.McPherson'". International Plant Names Index.