Daily Archives: February 11, 2022

Obchant Thaithong

Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand I am recently working as an honorary research associate in the Department of Botany at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Although my current research focuses on taxonomy of Orchidaceae and Asclepiadaceae, my first research project was on bryophytes. My interest in all kinds of small…

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Mereia Tabua

Suva-based but born and raised in Nadi, FIJI. My first encounter with bryophytes was via a textbook while undertaking an introductory plant biology course during my undergraduate days. I was not particularly keen on having to learn the life cycle of an organism that I could not relate to or had never heard of before….

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Phiangphak Sukkharak

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Burapha University, Chonburi, 20131, Thailand Email: ppsukk@gmail.com, phiangphak@buu.ac.th I am an associate professor at Burapha University in Thailand. I completed my primary and secondary schools in Nan, where I was born in 1982. Later, I continued my high school and Bachelor’s degree in Chiang Mai because I obtained the…

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Nirmala Pradhan

Dr. Pradhan also worked on Nepalese specimens of bryophytes deposited at the British Museum of Natural History for a few months under the Darwin Initiative Program and brought out a book on Materials for a Checklist of Bryophytes of Nepal which was published by the British Museum, UK. Her next book, Bryophytes: Collection, Preservation and…

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Jessica Paull

I grew up in Nevada’s Great Basin Desert, so plants were never a significant part of my daily life. The occasional bush would hide snakes or scorpions and should be avoided, and a rare tree was just a respite from the sun. My upbringing meant that flowers, trees, and botanical things were largely alien and…

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Ainun Nadhifah

Hello from archipelago country, Indonesia! I was born in East Java, Indonesia in 1990. I obtained my degree in Biology (B.Sc. Hons.) from Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Central Java, in 2012. I have been interested in bryophytes since the third year of university when visiting the moss garden at Cibodas Botanical Garden, West Java in…

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Janejaree Inuthai

Workplace: Department of Biotechnology Faculty of Science and Technology Thammasat University, Thailan Tel.: (+66) 89-659-4337 E-mail: j.inuthai@gmail.com, jinuthai@staff.tu.ac.th I was born in 1985, in Songkhla province, which is located on the eastern coast of peninsular Thailand. I grew up playing outside in rich natural environments. I am interested in exploring the forests and its enormous…

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Patricia Herrera-Paniagua

A bryologist from a megadiverse Latin American country: Mexico My name is Patricia Herrera-Paniagua. I was born at Queretaro city, Mexico. I fell in love with the biology subject and wanted to be a biologist. I did my university and postgraduate studies both at the Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro (UAQ) and at the Instituto de…

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Alison Haynes

Alison Haynes: Why study moss? PhD Candidate University of Wollongong New South Wales, Australia Contact: Email – alison.haynes@internode.on.net Twitter – @alisonhaynes1 Instagram – @wild_urban_moss Alison Haynes grew up in the Kent countryside in England, had a horsey childhood and studied law at universities in London (Kings College) and Paris (the Sorbonne). After her degree she…

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Ida Haerida

I was born in Bogor, Indonesia, in a green environment and lots of plants, therefore, from childhood, I have been interested in forests and plants. The first time I saw the leaf structure of a small leaf of Lejeunea under a microscope shown to me by the late Willem Meijer, when he visited our herbarium…

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