Mark Wayne Chase

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Mark Wayne Chase FRS (born 1951) is a US-born British botanist. He is noted for work in plant classification and evolution, and one of the instigators of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group-classification for flowering plants which is partly based on DNA studies. In particular he has researched orchids, and currently investigates ploidy and hybridization in Nicotiana.[1]

In 1984, he received 'The George H.M. Lawrence Memorial Award', in the amount of $2,000, presented by the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University and presented at the annual banquet of the Botanical Society of America.[2]

In 1998 he shared the Linnean Medal with Colin Patterson. In 2008 he was one of thirteen recipients of the Darwin-Wallace Medal, which was given every 50 years by the Linnean Society of London. He was the Keeper of the Jodrell Laboratory; he is now retired but still an honorary research associate at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society.[3]

He was awarded the Veitch Memorial Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society in 2014.[4]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Mark W. Chase; Steven Dodsworth; Maarten J. M. Christenhusz (14 August 2021). "989. NICOTIANA WALPA: Solanaceae". Curtis's Botanical Magazine (in Spanish). 38 (3): 298–308. doi:10.1111/CURT.12396. ISSN 1355-4905. Wikidata Q110857857.
  • Mark W. Chase; Rachel A. Przeslawski; Liam E. Falvey; Michael F. Fay; Maarten J. M. Christenhusz (14 August 2021). "997. NICOTIANA MURCHISONICA: Solanaceae". Curtis's Botanical Magazine (in Spanish). 38 (3): 383–393. doi:10.1111/CURT.12405. ISSN 1355-4905. Wikidata Q110857861.
  • Victoria Sosa; Mark W Chase (2003). "Phylogenetics of Crossosomataceae Based on rbcL Sequence Data". Systematic Botany. 28: 96–105. ISSN 0363-6445. JSTOR 3093940. Wikidata Q95467154.
  • M. F. Fay; R. G. Olmstead; J. E. Richardson; E. Santiago; G. T. Prance; M. W. Chase (1998). "Molecular Data Support the Inclusion of Duckeodendron cestroides in Solanaceae". Kew Bulletin. 53 (1): 203. doi:10.2307/4110460. ISSN 0075-5974. JSTOR 4110460. Wikidata Q93617623.
  • Ovidiu Paun; Félix Forest; Michael F Fay; Mark W Chase (11 February 2008). "Hybrid speciation in angiosperms: parental divergence drives ploidy". New Phytologist. 182 (2): 507–518. doi:10.1111/J.1469-8137.2009.02767.X. ISSN 0028-646X. PMC 2988484. PMID 19220761. Wikidata Q41711070.
  • Yanis Bouchenak-Khelladi; Nicolas Salamin; Vincent Savolainen; Felix Forest; Michelle van der Bank; Mark W Chase; Trevor R Hodkinson (9 February 2008). "Large multi-gene phylogenetic trees of the grasses (Poaceae): progress towards complete tribal and generic level sampling". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 47 (2): 488–505. doi:10.1016/J.YMPEV.2008.01.035. ISSN 1055-7903. PMID 18358746. Wikidata Q34764053.

Taxa named by Mark Chase[edit]

See Taxa named by Mark Wayne Chase.


  1. ^ Chase, M. W., M. J. M. Christenhusz, J. G. Conran, S. Dodsworth, F. Nollet Medeiros de Assis, L. P. Felix and M. F. Fay. 2018. Unexpected diversity of Australian tobacco species (Nicotiana section Suaveolentes, Solanaceae). Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 35: 212–227.
  2. ^ "Lawrence Memorial Award | Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation". Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  3. ^ Royal Garden's Kew site Archived 7 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "2014 RHS Awards for Exceptional Contributions to Horticulture Announced". Archived from the original on 17 March 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  5. ^ International Plant Names Index.  M.W.Chase.