Cornelis Christiaan Berg

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Cornelis Christiaan Berg
Born February 7, 1934
Bandung, Indonesia
Died 2012
Fields Botany
Institutions University of Utrecht
University of Bergen
University of Leiden
Bergen Museum
Norwegian Arboretum
Alma mater University of Utrecht

Cornelis Christiaan Berg (1934—2012) was a Dutch botanist.

Biography[edit]

Berg was born on February 7, 1934 in Bandung, Indonesia. He got his education in the Netherlands, where he went to the school of horticulture at Breda. From 1959 to 1966 he worked at some colleges and from 1960 to 1986 held several positions at the University of Utrecht. Later on he graduated from that university in 1962 and 1964 respectively with a Ph.D. in 1973. A year before he published his first work, a thesis called Studies in Moraceae which was printed in the Flora Neotropica magazine. On November 11, 1985 he became a director of the Norwegian Arboretum and the same day became professor of botany at the University of Bergen. On July 31, 2005 he left it and on September 1, 2005 he became professor emeritus at Bergen Museum. From December 18, 2001 he also worked at the University of Leiden, where he stayed till his death in 2012. During his life he published 151 papers on Moraceae plant species.[1]

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