Clifford Evans (ecologist)

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Clifford Evans (1913–2006, born George Clifford Evans) was a British ecologist.[1][2] He was President of the British Ecological Society (1975-1976) and Chairman of the British Photobiological Society (1979-1981). He was a fellow and Bursar of St John's College, Cambridge, who hold his portrait, and wrote the textbook The Quantitative Analysis of Plant Growth.[3][4] An obituary by the Department of Plant Sciences also cited his work on sunflecks and light interception in forest understories as particularly important.[2]

He was buried in the churchyard of Coton, Cambridgeshire.[2] His papers are held by the university.[5]


  1. ^ "The Papers of Dr George Clifford Evans". Janus Library System. Cambridge University. Retrieved 19 March 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Dr. Clifford Evans passes away". Department of Plant Sciences Blog. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 19 March 2016. 
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  4. ^ Evans, G. Clifford (1972). The Quantitative Analysis of Plant Growth. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 9780520094321. 
  5. ^ "Evans, George Clifford (1913-2006), ecologist". National Archives. Retrieved 19 March 2016.