Lyndley Craven

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Lyndley Alan Craven
Born 1945
Australia
Died 11 July 2014
Canberra
Nationality Australian
Fields Botany
Author abbrev. (botany) Craven

Lyndley Alan Craven (1945 – 11 July 2014) was a botanist who became the Principal Research Scientist of the Australian National Herbarium.

Lyndley ("Lyn") Craven worked for the CSIRO plant taxonomy unit of the New Guinea Survey Group, Division of Land Research and Regional Survey from 1964 to 1967. This was part of a unit that became the Australian National Herbarium, Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research. Craven's duties included botanical support for land resources surveys.

Craven then left to study horticulture at Burnley Horticultural College, Victoria, earning the degree of Diploma of Horticultural Science in 1970 before being briefly employed by the Parks and Gardens Branch of Department of the Interior, Canberra. Part of this department later became the Canberra Botanic Garden and eventually the Australian National Herbarium, Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.[1] In 1984, he earned the degree of Master of Science from Macquarie University. Craven was employed by the CSIRO at the National Herbarium from 1971, until his retirement in 2009 from the position of Principal Research Scientist.

Craven continued his association with CSIRO as a post-retirement fellow, working actively on a range of taxonomic projects.

Craven worked on the genera Melaleuca and Syzygium (family Myrtaceae) and related groups, as well as Australian representatives of the genera Hibiscus and Gossypium. He had many other interests including the herbarium library, botanical Latin, and agrihorticultural botany. Plant collecting was also a high priority.[2]

Published works[edit]

  • "Physiological, anatomical and biochemical characterisation of photosynthetic types in genus Cleome (Cleomaceae)". Functional Plant Biology. Volume 34, Number 4. 2007.[3][4]
  • "Callistemon of New Caledonia transferred to Melaleuca (Myrtaceae)". Adansonia 20(1): 191-194. 1998.[5][6]
  • "Australian representatives of Macrostelia transferred to Hibiscus (Malvaceae), with the description of a new species". Adansonia 26(2): 235-240. 2004.[7]
  • Brophy, Joseph J.; Craven, Lyndley A.; Doran, John C. (2013). Melaleucas : their botany, essential oils and uses. Canberra: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. ISBN 9781922137517. 

Species for which Craven is a taxon authority[edit]

Species assessed[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Craven, Lyndley Alan (Lyn) (1945 - 2014)". Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Craven, Lyndley Alan (Lyn) (1945 - 2014)". Australian National Herbarium. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "CSIRO PUBLISHING - Functional Plant Biology". Publish.csiro.au. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  4. ^ "FPv34n4_toc.qxd" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  5. ^ "Craven & Dawson". Mnhn.fr. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  6. ^ "Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)". Anbg.gov.au. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  7. ^ http://sciencepress.mnhn.fr/en/periodiques/adansonia/26/2/transfert-des-representants-australiens-de-macrostelia-dans-le-genre-hibiscus-malvaceae-et-description-d-une-espece-nouvelle
  8. ^ "Lithops hermetica". Iucnredlist.org. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  9. ^ IPNI.  Craven.