The Scientist

Date: December 9, 1996


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Director, Missouri Botanical Garden and Professor, Washington University, St. Louis
Home Secretary, NAS, Washington, D.C.
Member, President's Committee of Advisers on Science & Technology

Peter Raven joined the Missouri Botanical Garden 25 years ago; it has since grown to be one of the foremost botanical research institutions in the world. As a leading researcher in plant evolution, Raven has become an ardent spokesman on the issue of biological extinction, especially with regard to the destruction of tropical rain forests.

In 1987, Raven began...

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