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John Lund

John Lund

Dr John Lund CBE FRS


Elected: 1963


Distinguished for his researches on freshwater algae, a field in which he was the acknowledged leader in Britain. Outstanding were his quantitative studies of algal populations and his analysis of the ecological and biological factors underlying their fluctuations, especially in Asterionella and Melosira. He also greatly extended our knowledge of the soil algae and nanno-plankton and his acute observation contributed greatly to algal taxonomy. A feature of his work was the parallel development of simple and ingenious observational techniques and of laboratory and cultural analysis of the problems. His achievements were recognised internationally, e.g. by his designation as Baldi Memorial Lecturer to the International Limnological Congress, Madison, 1962.

Professor John Lund CBE FRS died on 21 March 2015.

Biographical Memoir

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Organismal biology, evolution and ecology
    • Plant sciences / botany, Taxonomy and systematics
  • Earth and environmental sciences
    • Limnology
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