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Born: 1944

Hometown: Merrickville, Ontario, Canada 

Education: Advanced degrees in Botany, Chemistry and Medicine 

Occupation: Scientist, author

Expeditions: Botanical explorations in Europe and North America

Favorite Place to Be: Gougane Barra, Ireland 

Best Discoveries: Plants can change their chemistry to attract pollinators or revel predators; pioneering research in cathodoluminescence, whereby a beam of electrons shot from an electron gun impacts a material, causing it to emit visible light 

Favorite Items in the Field: Good tea, lens, scalpel, collecting bags, and folding shovel

Personal Hero: Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Hobbies: Theater and art

Website: Arboretum America: A Philosophy of the Forest; A Garden for Life; Time Will Tell: Stories of the Rideau Valley; The Sweetness of a Simple Life, Arboretum Borealis: A Lifeline of the Planet, The Global Forest 

Advice: Apply the virtue of simplicity. 

Read Diana Beresford-Kroeger's Imagine Notes Here