David William Minter


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  • CABI Bioscience, UK



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+44 1784 470909
David William Minter. British, year of birth 1950. BA (Oxon.), PhD (Aberdeen); Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; Fellow of the Linnean Society; member of various scientific societies including British Mycological Society, Mycological Society of America and Asociación Latinoamericana de Micología (founder member); medals for scientific work (1986, 1996); first winner of the Royal Geographical Society's Ralph Brown Prize (1998); much experience of organizing expeditions, conferences and other meetings; much experience of working in the former Soviet Union (widespread personal contacts there). Previous achievements. Computerized British Mycological Society's foray records database, 1983-1988. Computerized International Mycological Institute's (CABI Bioscience) identification service and catalogue production system, 1988-1992. Foray Secretary British Mycological Society), 1983-1988. Leadership of projects including Biodiversity Information in the former Soviet Union (INTAS), Electronic Distribution Maps of Caribbean Fungi (British Council), A Checklist of Patagonian Discomycetes (Royal Society), Biodiversity Information in the former Soviet Union (Darwin Initiative), Fungi of the Caribbean (Darwin Initiative), Fungi of Ukraine (Darwin Initiative), Electronic Distribution Maps of Ukrainian Fungi and Plants (Royal Society), The First Ralph Brown Expedition (Royal Geographical Society), Saving Ukraine's Last Steppe Land (FCO Environment Project Fund), An Environmental Action Plan for Balaclava (DFID SEPS) and the conference Biodiversity Conservation in Ukraine (British Council); holds international driver's licence. Expeditions & fieldwork. Extensive field experience in UK (including St Kilda) and much of western Europe (including Scandinavia); Greece, Peloponnese (1978, 1979); Czechoslovakia (1979); Yugoslavia (1980); India, Tamil Nadu (1981); India, Himachal Pradesh (1981, 1983, 1987); Chile (1985, 1989, 1995); Greece, Mount Olympus (1986, 1988, 1997); Greece, Mount Athos (1987, 2002); Argentina, Tierra del Fuego (1989); Argentina, Rio Negro (1989, 1995, 2000); USA (1989, 1995, 1999); Estonia (1989); Ukraine, Crimea (1993, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003); Ukraine, Carpathians (1994, 1995); Canada (1995); Poland (1996); Cuba (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003); Ukraine, eastern steppes (1997); Trinidad & Tobago (1998); Ukraine (led Royal Geographical Society's first Ralph Brown Expedition to the Pripyat Marshes, 1998); New Zealand (1999); Russia, Altai (2000).