Member · Hungary
After completing my studies in landscaping in Budapest I received my PhD in 1984 from the University of Forestry, Sopron in W. Hungary. From 1976 onwards I worked as a member of the Dendrological Atlas project team led by Zsolt Debreczy at the Botanical Department, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, where I eventually became curator of the Gymnosperm Collection. From 1988-1992 I was Mercer Fellow and Visiting Scientist at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and associate of the International Dendrological Research Institute, Inc. since 1990. Mainly along with Zsolt Debreczy, I participated in several major field expeditions organised for the Dendrological Atlas project. These included a number of explorations in the US; Mexico (several long trips between 1990 and 2004); China (7 visits 1986–2004), as well as Chile, Taiwan, Japan, New Zealand, Tasmania, the Himalayan region, and Indochina. With Zsolt Debreczy I co-authored Conifers Around the World (2011).