Peter Shaw Ashton
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Born in Boscombe, Bournemouth, England, Ashton received his B.A. in Biology (1956), M.A. in Biology (1960) and Ph.D. Botany (1960) from the University of Cambridge. He has worked for many years on research projects to promote the conservation and sustainable use of tropical forests, and was instrumental in the project by the Center for Tropical Forest Science to formulate a network of Forest Dynamic Plots which are surveyed regularly to sample the health of the forest; he won the Japan Prize for this in 2007.
In 1983, Ashton was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was elected Honorary Fellow of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation during the ATBC Annual meeting held in Kunming, China, in 2006.
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