Olle Bjorkman of Carnegie Institution's department of plant biology, Stanford, Calif., has been elected to membership in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Born in Sweden, Bjorkman earned the equivalent of the Ph.D. at the University of Uppsala in 1960. At Carnegie Institution, with which he has been associated since 1964, he has worked with the experimental taxonomy group and collaborated with the biochemistry group in investigations of the basic mechanisms of photosynthesis. He and his colleagues have investigated the physiology of the leaf and the molecular mechanisms of isolated chloroplasts and enzymes. Much of his published work has focused on how plants adapt to extremes of light and temperature and to drought, salinity, and carbon dioxide.

Bjorkman is also a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a foreign member of the Australian Academy of Science. He...

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