Cecil Joslin Brooks

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Cecil J. Brooks
Born 1875
Died 1953
Nationality UK
Fields Botany
Institutions BMNH

Cecil Joslin Brooks (1875–1953) was a British metallurgical chemist, but also collected plants (especially ferns), animals, and butterflies.[1][2]

From 1900 to 1910 he worked for the Borneo Company at Bidi, near Bau, in Sarawak, where they mined gold.

From 1912 to 1923 he worked at the Simau goldmine near Bencoolen in Sumatra.

He returned, with his Dutch wife, Alida De Jongh, to England in 1924. He then studied his collections, together with the butterflies in the British Museum of Natural History, where he was made an associate. A collection of East Anglian moths is in the Norwich Castle Museum.

Many species of fern are named for him (mainly by Edwin Copeland), and also: Brooks' Dayak Fruit bat, Dyakopteris brooksi, and Brooks' Wolf gecko, Luperosaurus brooksi.[3]