Peter Wyse Jackson

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Peter Wyse Jackson, 2011

Dr. Peter Sherlock Wyse Jackson was born (1955) in Kilkenny, Ireland, and is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin in Biology, with whose botanic gardens he was associated. His father, Robert Wyse Jackson, was Bishop of Limerick and Dean of Cashel. His brother Patrick, born 1960 in Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland, is an Associate Professor in Geology and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin.

Dr. Wyse Jackson served for many years as Secretary-General of Botanic Gardens Conservation International, a global network of botanical gardens dedicated to conservation and biodiversity issues. In 2005 he was appointed Director of the Irish National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin.[1] On 1 September 2010 he succeeded Dr. Peter Raven as President of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri. Concurrently with his selection as President of the Missouri Botanical Garden, he was named the George Engelmann Professor of Botany at Washington University in St. Louis.[2]

He has written academic papers on plant conservation, botanic gardens and endangered island flora conservation.


  • Wyse Jackson, Peter; Sheehy Skeffington, Micheline (1984). Flora of Inner Dublin. Dublin: Royal Dublin Society. ISBN 0-86027-015-7.
  • Wyse Jackson, Peter (1987). The story of the botanic gardens of Trinity College Dublin, 1687–1987. Dublin: Trinity College Botanic Garden.
  • Cullen, J.; et al. (1988). The Cultivation and Propagation of Threatened Plants: A Proposal for the Documentation of Botanic Garden Methods. Richmond: IUCN Botanic Gardens Conservation Secretariat.
  • Wyse Jackson, Peter (1988). Rare and Threatened Palms of the New World: Questionnaire and Preliminary Report on Their Occurrence in Botanic Gardens. Cambridge: Botanic Gardens Conservation Secretariat.
  • Heywood, Christine A.; and Vernon H. Heywood; with Peter Wyse Jackson (1990). International Directory of Botanical Gardens (5th ed.). Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books. ISBN 3-87429-319-X.
  • Heywood, V. H.; P. S. Wyse Jackson, eds. (1991). Tropical Botanic Gardens: Their Role in Conservation and Development. London: Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-346850-7.
  • Willison, Julia; Peter Wyse Jackson, eds. (1992). A Natural Environment for Learning: Proceedings of an International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens Held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 14–16 May 1991. Richmond: Botanic Gardens Conservation International. ISBN 0-9520275-0-X.
  • Wyse-Jackson, Peter (1994). Irish Trees and Shrubs. Belfast: Appletree Press. ISBN 0-86281-420-0.
  • Wyse Jackson, P. S.; J. R. Akeroyd (1994). Guidelines to Be Followed in the Design of Plant Conservation or Recovery Plans. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Press. ISBN 92-871-2494-9.
  • Akeroyd, John; Noel McGough; Peter Wyse Jackson (1994). A CITES Manual for Botanic Gardens. Richmond: Botanic Gardens Conservation International. ISBN 0-9520275-1-8.
  • Akeroyd, John; Peter Wyse Jackson (1995). A Handbook for Botanic Gardens on the Reintroduction of Plants to the Wild. Richmond: Botanic Gardens Conservation International. ISBN 0-9520275-2-6.
  • Wyse Jackson, Peter S.; Julia Willison (1996). Plant Conservation in the Caribbean Islands: The Role of Botanic Gardens: Proceedings of a Caribbean Islands Botanic Gardens Workshop Held from Saturday 29 June to Monday 1 July 1996 in Grand Cayman, West Indies. Richmond: Botanic Gardens Conservation International.
  • Burbridge, Brinsley; Peter Wyse Jackson, eds. (1998). Conservation Action Plan for Botanic Gardens of the Caribbean Islands. Richmond: Botanic Gardens Conservation International. ISBN 0-9520275-5-0.
  • Wyse Jackson, P. S.; Sutherland, L. A. (2000). International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation. Richmond: Botanic Gardens Conservation International. ISBN 0-9520275-9-3.
  • Cheney, Judith; Joaquin Navarrete Navarro; Peter Wyse Jackson, eds. (2000). Action Plan for Botanic Gardens in the European Union. Meise: National Botanic Garden of Belgium. ISBN 90-72619-45-5.


  1. ^ "President's Welcome". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 3 July 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Peter Wyse Jackson named George Engelmann Professor of Botany". Washington University Record. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ IPNI.  P.S.Wyse Jacks.