Research and Collections
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Olof Ryding, born in Malmö (Sweden) the 21 March 1951, presents the following list of qualifications.
Swedish 'Studentexamen', equal to General certificate of education at Advanced (A) level at Källängsskolan in Malmö, Sweden, 2 June 1970.
Swedish 'Fil. Kand. Examen' equal to graduate in the faculty of Science at Uppsala University, 11 May 1978.
Doctor of Philosophy (Systematic Botany) at Uppsala University, 2 June 1986.
Dept. for Biological Education (IBG), Uppsala University, Husargatan 3, Box. 592, S-751 24 Uppsala, Sweden [Telefax. 46-18 555217].
Assistant teacher in Systematic Botany. Time: 1 April 1978 - 31 August 1986.
Turistbyrån, Uppsala Kommun, S-753 10 Uppsala, Sweden [Telefax. 46-018 132895]: Work as a field guide for tourists along Linnaeus three nature trails. Times (two periods): 25 June - 10 August 1979 (three days a week); about the same period 1980 (one day a week).
Agricultural University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden: Employed by a project, doing a floristic survey of plants in agricultural districts of Sweden). Times (two periods): 20 June - 4 August 1984; 1-27 July 1985.
Dept. of Physics, Biology and Chemistry. University of Linköping, S-581 83 Linköping, Sweden [Telefax. 46-13 149403]: Deputy assistant professor in Systematic Botany, teaching a crash course. Time: 1-15 September 1986.
Skolförvaltningen, Enköpings Kommun, S-745 80 Enköping, Sweden [Telefax. 46-171 25012]: Deputy teacher in the upper department of the comprehensive school. Times (two periods): 10 October 1986 -10 December 1987; 14 February - 28 Apr 1987.
Dept. for Biological Education (IBG), Uppsala University, Husargatan 3, Box. 592, S-751 24 Uppsala, Sweden [Telefax. 46-18 555217]: Deputy assistant teacher and in some cases lecturer in Systematic Botany at Uppsala University (crash courses). Times (several periods): 1 May - 20 June 1987; 1-14 August 1987; 30 July - 20 September 1990 ; 25 February - 1 March 1991; 11 -13 March 1991; 21 May-20 June 1991; 14-30 August 1991; 23 September - 18 October 1991; 13 - 28 August 1992; 27 July -10 August 1994.
Biology Department, Asmara University, P.O.Box 1220, Asmara, Ethiopia (now Eritrea): Assistant professor of Systematic Botany, teaching General Botany, Systematic Botany and instructing students with senior projects. Time: 1 Oct 1 1987 - 3 March 1990.
The Dept for Systematic Botany, Uppsala University, Villavägen 6, S-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden [Telefax. 46-18 508702]: Employed at research projects about the plants families Asteraceae and Rubiaceae. Times (three periods): 1 October 1990 - 31 June 1991; 1 November 1991 - 31 January 1992; 1 - 31 January 1993.
The Dept for Systematic Botany, Uppsala University, Villavägen 6, S-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden [Telefax. 46-18 508702]: Project leader for the planning stage of a Botany Education Project in the SADC countries, supported by the Swedish International development agency (SIDA). Time: 1 February 1992 - 30 April 1993.
The Botanic Garden of Uppsala University, Villavägen 8, S-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden [Telefax. 46-18 182731]: Employed to handle a time-limited project designing a plantation with should reflect a modern classification system of the Angiosperms. Time: 1 May 1993 - 30 June 1993. Also employed as guard in the tropical greenhouse 68 single days during the years 1986-1994.
The Herbarium, Uppsala University, Villavägen 6, S-752 36 Uppsala [Telefax. 46-018-508702]: Employed to handle a time-limited project to enter Thunberg's Herbarium on data. Time: 15 Oct 1993 - 14 April 1994.
The Botanical Museum, University of Copenhagen, Gothersgade 130, DK-1123 Copenhagen K, Denmark [Telefax: (45) 35322210]: Employed as 'lector' (= associate professor) with responsibility for the general herbarium for vascular plants. Time: 1 October 1994-
III. Knowledge of languages
Swedish (mother tongue)
IV. Organisation of symposia and associated editorial work
Co-organiser of the 3rd Symposium of the Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea in Copenhagen (together with Prof. I. Friis) 25-27 August 1999.
Co-editor of: O. Ryding & I. Friis (eds.), Abstracts to the 3rd Symposium on the Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea, 25-27 August 1999. Carlsberg academy, Ethiopian Flora Project & Botanical Museum. Time 25-28 August 1999. 14 pp.
Co-editor of the proceedings to the same symposium: Friis, I. & Ryding, O. (eds.) 2001. Biodiversity Research in the Horn of Africa Region. - Biol. Skr. 54. Pp. 1-439.
Family co-ordinator of the Labiates in the Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea. 1989--
V. Examiner or opponent of master and PhD students:
Biology Department, University of Addis Abeba, Box 3434, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia: "External examiner of the MSc student Yohannes Petros. Time: about 10 May 1988.
Department of Botany, University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden. Member of the Board of Examiners of the PhD student Torsten Eriksson. Time: 24 May 1993.
University of Calcutta, India: External examiner of the PhD student V. Sampath Kumar Time: 29 May1996.
Department of Systematic Botany, Uppsala University, Sweden: Opponent of the PhD student Johannes Lundberg. Time: 18 January 2002.
University of Copenhagen, Denmark: Member of the board of examiners of the PhD student Charlotte Lindqvist. Date: 14 March 2003.
University of Witwatersrand, South Africa: External examiner of the PhD student Donald Otieno. Time: April - May 2004.
VI. Some talks and posters
Talk at the conference 'Advances in Labiatae science' at Kew (England): Variation in pericarp structure in Nepetoideae tribe Ocimeae. Time: 2-5 April 1991.
Talk at the Biology Department, University of Addis Abeba, Box 3434, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia: Phylogeny and pericarp structure in Leucas and related genera (Labiatae). Time: 26 October 1992.
Talk at the XVth AETFAT Conference at Harare (Zimbabwe): The Lamiaceae-Verbenaceae boundary, fact or fiction. Time: 3-7 February 1997.
Talk at the 3rd Symposium of the Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea in Copenhagen (Denmark): An old scandal and its modern taxonomic consequences. Time 25-28 August 1999.
Poster at the XVIth AETFAT Conference at Brussels (Belgium): What is the function on myxospermy and myxocarpy. Time: 27 August - 2 September 2000.
Talk at " Dansk Kulturhistorisk Museumsforenings Årsmøde" 21 November 2002 (Fuglsø, Denmark): Problems with Tobacco Beatles.
Talk at the XVIIth AETFAT Conference at Addis Abeba (Ethiopia): Clinopodium in tropical Africa. Time: 21-26 September 2003.
VII. Reviewer of scientific manuscripts (incomplete before 2004):
Australian Journal of Botany 2008. Botanical Journal of the Linnaean Society: 2005, 2007, 2008. Bothalia: 1995, c. 1996, 2005, 2006. Canadian Journal of Botany: 2005. Candollea: 2009. Ethiopian Journal of Botany: 1987, 1989, 2005. Journal of Plant Research: 2004, 2005: 2006, 2006. Kew Bulletin: c. 1998, 2005, 2005, 2005, 2008. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution: 2002. Nordic Journal of Botany: 2006, 2008, 2008. Novon: 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005. Opera Boranica: c. 1994, 1995. Plants Systematics & Evolution: c. 2000, 2009, 2009. Systematic and Geography of Plants: 2000, 2007. Taxon: 2005, 2009. Turkish Journal of Botany: 2009, 2009.