Edward Groesbeck Voss

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Edward Groesbeck Voss
Born (1929-02-22)February 22, 1929
Delaware, Ohio, USA
Died February 13, 2012(2012-02-13) (aged 82)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Cause of death Brain hemorrhage
Residence Michigan, USA
Nationality American
Other names Ed
Alma mater
Employer University of Michigan
Notable work
  • Michigan Flora
  • Botanical Beachcombers
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Edward Groesbeck "Ed" Voss (February 22, 1929 – February 13, 2012) was an American botanist and expert on taxonomic nomenclature.

Voss was born in Delaware, Ohio,[1] received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1954[2] and spent his entire professional career at the University of Michigan,[3] studying the plants and Lepidoptera of Michigan, his adopted state. He is best known for his three volume Michigan Flora (Volume 1 was honored by a Resolution of the Michigan Senate in 1972;[3] Volume 2 received the H.A. Gleason Award of the New York Botanical Garden in 1986[3]), plus his work on botanical history, especially his Botanical Beachcombers, and for his long service to the International Association of Plant Taxonomy, serving as secretary of the editorial committee of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature from 1969 to 1981 and chairman from 1981 to 1987.[citation needed]

He also had a strong interest in Lepidoptera,[3] publishing a number of papers on the butterflies and moths of northern Michigan.[citation needed]

He was a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London.[2]

He died at Ann Arbor, Michigan on February 13, 2012,[3] from a brain hemorrhage.[1]



  1. ^ a b Zaborney, Mark (2012-03-07). "Edward Groesbeck VOSS Ph.D. Obituary". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Edward G. Voss 1929-2012" (PDF). University of Michigan. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Legend from the world of Michigan botany, Edward G. Voss, dies, leaves the newly released Field Manual of Michigan Flora to extend his legacy". EEB news. University of Michigan Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. February 16, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ IPNI.  E.G.Voss. 

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