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Dr. David Mabberley Joins Faculty at Univ. of Washington


David J. Mabberley, an internationally renowned botanist, has been hired as director of the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture and Seattle's Washington Park Arboretum. He will join the faculty at UW as professor of economic botany in the College of Forest Resources and hold the UW's Orin and Althea Soest Chair in Horticultural Science.

David Mabberley is a former dean at Oxford. He is currently a professor at the University of Leiden, but also works with Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens and on many international projects for his consulting firm. David Mabberley is an expert taxonomist and has written 14 books including, The Plant-book: A portable dictionary of the vascular plants (a book frequently used by UBC Botanical Garden staff).

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