Peter H. Raven

peter.raven at machine

Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299

Peter H. Raven [Photo], Director, is a member of the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology, which is the highest level, private sector advisory group guiding the President on science and technology matters. Raven also continues to direct much of his efforts to the preservation of biodiversity, conservation of natural resources, and protection of the ecosystems of the world. His personal research program focuses on Onagraceae, a family on which he has worked for almost 40 years, and which, as a result of his work and that of many students and colleagues, is known in great detail. The main goals of the Onagraceae research program are to describe the relationships among species and genera using the precise definitions and methodologies of phylogenetic systematics, and to summarize in book form the overall features of the plants, their nomenclature, and the large body of literature on the family.
(from News from MO, © Missouri Botanical Garden)