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Two botanists recognised as Distinguished Economic Botanists by the Society of Economic Botany

2 July 2010
Two eminent botanists have been awarded the prize of Distinguished Economic Botanist by the Society for Economic Botany (SEB).
Drs. Edelmira Linares and Robert Bye were awarded the distintcion on 10th June in Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico at the Society's 51st Annual Meeting.
Since it was established in 1959 the Society has granted the award annually to people who have excelled in the fields of  education and  investigation in economic botany.  The SEB was established in 1959 to foster and encourage scientific research, education, and related activities on the past, present, and future uses of plants, and the relationship between plants and people, and to make the results of such research available to the scientific community and the general public through meetings and publications. This prize represents the maximum recognition in the field of the Economic Botany.  BGCI congratulates the Distinguished Economic Botanists 2010!
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Society of Economic Botany
Established in 1959, the Society for Economic Botany fosters research and education on the past, present, and future uses of plants by people.

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