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McNeill, Prof. John locked


Born 15 Sept. 1933; s of Thomas McNeill and Helen Lawrie Eagle; m 1st, 1961, Bridget Mariel Winterton (marr. diss. 1990); two s; 2nd, 1990, Marilyn Lois James

Director Emeritus, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, since 1997 (Director, 1991–97; President, 1995–97); Hon. Associate, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, since 1998 (Regius Keeper, 1987–89)


George Heriot’s, Edinburgh; Univ. of Edinburgh (BSc Hons, PhD 1960)


Asst Lectr and Lectr, Dept of Agricl Botany, Univ. of Reading, 1957–61; Lectr, Dept of Botany, Univ. of Liverpool, 1961–69; Plant (later Biosystematics) Research Institute, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa: Res. Scientist, 1969–77, Chief, Vascular Plant Taxonomy Sect., 1969–72; Sen. Res. Scientist, 1977–81; Prof. and Chm., Dept of Biology, Univ. of Ottawa, 1981–87; Associate Dir Curatorial, Royal Ontario Mus., Toronto, 1989–90, Acting Dir, 1990–91; Dir, George R. Gardiner Mus. of Ceramic Art, Toronto, 1991–96. Hon. Prof., Univ. of Edinburgh, 1989; Prof., Dept of Botany, Univ. of Toronto, 1990–2006; Adjunct Prof., Univ. of Ottawa, 1987–91. Mem. Editl Cttee, 1985–2003, Chm. Mgt Cttee, 1998–2001, Mem. Bd of Dirs, 2003–06, Emeritus Mem., 2006–, Flora North America Association; Rapporteur-général, Nomenclature section, Internat. Botanical Congresses, 1997–2012 (Vice-rapporteur, 1982–94); Ed., Nomenclature section, 2000–11, Technical Nomenclature sections, 2011–, Taxon (jl of Internat. Assoc. for Plant Taxonomy). Publications include: Phenetic and phylogenetic classification (jt ed), 1964; (jtly) Grasses of Ontario, 1977; (jt ed) International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, 1983, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006; (jtly) Preliminary Inventory of Canadian Weeds, 1988; (jt ed) Flora of North America north of Mexico, vols 1 and 2, 1993, vol. 3, 1997, vol. 22, 2000, vol. 26, 2002, vol. 23, 2003; (jt ed) International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants, 1995, 7th edn 2004; (jt ed) International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants, 2012, Appendices, II–VIII, 2015; over 20 chapters or sections of sci. books and over 90 contribs to sci. res. jls


botanical nomenclature


Royal Botanic Garden, 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR