Ülle Kukk

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Ülle Kukk
Born 18 November 1937
Tartu, Estonia
Nationality Estonian
Fields botany and conservation.
Institutions Tallinn Botanic Garden
Known for studies of Estonian flora.

Ülle Kukk (born 18 November 1937 in Tartu) is an Estonian botanist and conservationist.

Education and Career[edit]

She was born in Tartu and graduated from the University of Tartu in 1960.[citation needed] 1960–1962 she continued to work in the university and also in the Institute of Experimental Biology of the Academy of Sciences of the Estonian SSR.[citation needed]

From 1965 to 1975 she worked as a member of the research staff at the Tallinn Botanic Garden.[citation needed] From 1976-1996 she worked for the Estonian Institute of Forestry, and since 1996, she has worked for in the Institute of the Environmental Protection of the Estonian University of Life Sciences.[1]

Research[edit]

Kukk's research has addressed Estonian protected plants and indigenous ornamental plants, and she has been engaged in the distribution of rare and protected plants,[2] biology, monitoring and protection.[3]

She is one of the founders and a board member of the Estonian Orchid Protection Club (Eesti Orhideekaitse Klubi).[citation needed]

Kukk is a member of the Berne Convention's Expert Group on flora, and she was a co-author of the "Estonian Red Book" established in 1998.[4]

Personal[edit]

She is married to botanist Erich Kukk.

Selected publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pilt, Indrek; Kukk, Ülle (December 2002) [2002]. Pulsatilla patens and Pulsatilla pratensis (Ranunculaceae) in Estonia: distribution and ecology. (Google Book). 51 (Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Biology and Ecology ed.). pp. 242–256. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. Biology. Ecology Volume 51 No. 4 December 2002". Retrieved 9 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Kull, Tiiu; Kukk, Toomas; Malle, Leht; Heljo, Krall; Kukk, Ülle; Kull, Kalevi; Kuusk, Vilma (2002-02-01). Distribution trends of rare vascular plant species in Estonia (pdf) (Biodiversity and Conservation). 2. 11. Netherlands: Springer. pp. 171–196. doi:10.1023/A:1014564521151. 
  4. ^ "Red Data Book of Estonia". Retrieved 10 December 2010.