Walter Stephen Judd

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Walter Stephen Judd
Born1951
ResidenceGainesville, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Alma materHarvard University
Known forPlant taxonomy (Judd system)
Spouse(s)Beverly
Scientific career
FieldsBotany
InstitutionsUniversity of Florida
Author abbrev. (botany)Judd

Walter S. Judd is an American botanist and taxonomist, and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Botany, University of Florida since 2009.[1]

Career

B.S. Michigan State University 1973, M.S. Michigan State University 1974, Ph.D. Harvard University 1978. He became an Assistant professor in the Department of Botany at the University of Florida 1978-1983, Associate professor 1983-1991 and Professor in 1991. He was President of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists 2000-2001.[1]

Contributions

Professor Judd has been a contributor to the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group and produced his own modification of this in 1999, the Judd system.

Awards

  • American Society of Plant Taxonomists: Asa Gray Award 2011[2]
  • National Museum of Natural History: José Cuatrecasas Medal for Excellence in Tropical Botany 2012.[3]

Publications

  • Judd, Walter S. (1999–2008). Plant systematics: a phylogenetic approach. 3rd ed. Sinauer Associates. ISBN 0-87893-407-3. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  • Judd, Walter S.& Graham A. (2017). Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190276317.

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