Uno Eliasson


UNO HELMER ELIASSON




Curriculum Vitae Updated November 2017



Graduate Education

Bachelor of Arts ("Fil. kand."):
1964, in Botany, Zoology and Limnology; Universities of Gothenburg and Lund.
Doctor of Philosophy ("Fil. lic."):
1966, in Botany; University of Gothenburg. Thesis title: "Studies in Galápagos Plants I - III".
Doctor of Philosophy ("Fil. dr."):
1974 in Botany; University of Gothenburg. Thesis title: "Studies in Galápagos Plants IV - XIV".


Appointments, Academic Positions and Administrative Experience

University of Gothenburg, Sweden:

2004Professor emeritus of Systematic Botany
1999-2004Professor (”Professor”) at the Department of Evolutionary Botany (= Systematic Botany), Botanical Institute (the institute in 2006 renamed Department of Plant and Environmental sciences), University of Gothenburg
1995-1999Professor ("Biträdande professor") at the Department of Systematic Botany and Director of Herbarium GB, University of Gothenburg
1987-2004Director and Head Curator of the Botanical Museum and Herbarium GB, University of Gothenburg
1985-1986Acting Professor and Head of the Department of Systematic Botany
1976-1982Head (Prefect) of Botanical Institute (includes Departments of Marine Botany, Marine Microbiology, Plant Physiology, and Systematic Botany)
1974-1986Associate Professor ("Docent")
1970-1985Member of various working committees in the Faculty of Natural Sciences
1967-1973Assistant Professor ("Forskarassistent")
1962-1966Assistant on various courses on all groups of plants and fungi


University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii:

1988Visiting professor (during the spring semester)


Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii:

1996 -Research Associate in Botany


Publication-related appointments:

Member of International Editorial Board of Micologia Neotropical Aplicada, Mexico, since 1989.
Member of the Board of Associate Editors of the Anales del Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid, 2003-2008.
Assistant Editorship:
    Flora of Ecuador 1975-1979.
    Nordic Journal of Botany (section Tropical Botany) 1981-1982.
Member of NFR´s (= National Science Research Council, Sweden) Committee for Publication 1980-1986.
Member of the Editorial Board of Nordic Journal of Botany 1997-2001.
Board Member (Swedish representative) of the Nordic Journal of Botany 1996 – 2000.


Professional affiliations

1992 -Member of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Göteborg
1996 -2008Vice Secretary and member of the Board of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Göteborg


Teaching Experience

Courses
University of Gothenburg, Sweden:

Numerous courses on a wide variety of subjects within the field of botany (including mycology and ecology).

University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica:

"Vascular plant taxonomy with special emphasis on the Tropics". (Jan - Mar 1985)

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii:

"Island Biogeography; principles of dispersal and evolution". (Jan - Mar 1988)
"Myxomycetes; structure, life cycle, and phylogenetic aspects". (Mar - Apr 1988)


Seminars


Numerous seminars on various topics within the field of botany (including mycology) at the universities of Göteborg, Lund, Stockholm, Umeå, Uppsala (Sweden), universities of Aarhus and Copenhagen (Denmark), Charles Darwin Research Station (Galápagos Islands), Louisiana State University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Bishop Museum in Honolulu, University of Arizona in Tucson (USA).


Research guidance


Since 1974 supervisor or assistant supervisor of research done by students at the Botanical Institute, University of Gothenburg. Responsibilities include suggestion of thesis topics and guidance of individual students in their research career up to the level of Dr. Phil. Most of the theses have been on taxonomy, morphology, and evolution of selected groups of angiosperms, one has been on bryology, one on myxomycetes.


Faculty´s Examiner of the following theses:

P. O. Karlström: "Embryological studies in the Acanthaceae".
University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 1974.
K. Bremer: "A taxonomic revision of Relhania and Rosenia (Compositae)".
Stockholm University, Sweden, 1976.
K. Haraldsson: "Anatomy and taxonomy of Polygonaceae subfam. Polygonoideae".
Uppsala University, Sweden, 1978.
M. Seeta Rama Rao: "Embryological studies in Amaranthaceae and Chenopodiaceae".
Andhra University, India, 1979.
O. Hamann: "Studies in Galápagos vegetation: a summary of investigations during the period 1971-1980". University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1981.
A. Wiklund: "Some genera in the Inula group (Asteraceae- Inuleae)".
Stockholm University, Sweden, 1986.
T. Ukkola: "Tanzanian Myxomycetes to the end of 1995".
University of Helsinki, Finland, 1998.


Congresses, Workshops etc.

2013Symposium on nivicolous Myxomycetes (Giornate internazionali di ricerca e di studio delle specie nivali dei Mixomiceti, 25o edizione). Sampeyre, Cuneo, Italy, April 24-28.

2011Seventh International Congress on the Systematics and Ecology of Myxomycetes (ICSEM7). Recife, Brazil, Sept. 11-16; post-congress excursion Sept. 17-22.

2010International days of research and study of nivicolous Myxomycetes (Giornate internazionali di ricerca e di studio delle specie nivali dei Mixomiceti, 22a edizione), Sampeyre, Cuneo, Italy, May 5-9.

2009Symposium on nivicolous Myxomycetes (Giornate internazionali di ricerca e di studio delle specie nivali dei Mixomiceti, 21a edizione), Sampeyre, Cuneo, Italy, April 29 - May 3.

New Mexico Mycological Society Annual Foray. Taos, New Mexico, Aug. 20-23

2008Symposium on nivicolous Myxomycetes (20º journées de recherche des espèces nivales de Myxomycetes. Federation Mycologique Dauphine Savoie). Méribel, France, April 27 - May 1.

Sixth International Congress on the Systematics and Ecology of Myxomycetes (ICSEM6). Nikita Botanic Garden, Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine, Oct. 4-11.

2006International days of research and study of nivicolous Myxomycetes (18° journées de recherche des espèces nivales de Myxomycetes. Federation Mycologique Dauphine Savoie). Bagni di Vinadio, Cuneo, Italy, May 5-8.

2005PBI (= Planetary Biodiversity Inventory) and PEET (= Partnership to Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy) workshop II. Finding, identifying and culturing Protostelids, Dictyostelids and Myxomycetes. Jardin Botánico, Madrid, June 6-13.

Fifth International Congress on the Systematics and Ecology of Myxomycetes (ICSEM5). Tlaxcala, Mexico, Aug. 8-12. Own responsibilities: (1) Member of the Scientific Committee; (2) “Myxomycetes within the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative Project” (lecture); (3) “Additions to the Hawaii Myxomycetes Biota” (lecture).

2004Galápagos Conservation Trust Symposium. Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Jersey, June 30 - July 1. Own lecture: “Aspects on the Galápagos Islands from a botanist´s point of view”.

PBI and PEET workshop on Protostelids and Dictyostelids I. Botanical Institute and Botanical Garden, Greifswald, Germany, Aug. 7-13.

2003Symposium on nivicolous Myxomycetes (15° journées de recherche des espèces nivales de Myxomycetes. Federation Mycologique Dauphine Savoie). Rognaix, St Paul/Isere, France, May 8-11.

2002Fourth International Congress on the Systematics and Ecology of Myxomycetes (ICSEM4). Meise, Belgium, Aug. 4-9. Own responsibilities: (1) Member of the Scientific Committee; (2) “Biodiversity of Myxomycetes in the Ecological Reserve “Alturas de Banao”, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba” (poster presentation by M. Camino Vilaro & U. Eliasson); (3) “Myxomycetes of Hawaii” (own lecture); (4)“A new tree canopy myxomycete in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park” (lecture by H. W. Keller, M. Skrabal, U. H. Eliasson & T. Gaither).

XV Symposium of Baltic Mycologists and Lichenologists; Fungi and Lichens in a Changing Environment. Birštonas, Lithuania, Sept. 26-30.

1999Third International Congress on the Systematics and Ecology of Myxomycetes (ICSEM3). Beltsville, Maryland, U.S.A., July 26-31. Own responsibilities: (1) The Trichiales interest group (within workshop on Myxomycete taxonomy); (2) ”Myxomycetes on leaves in the tropical rainforest” (lecture); (3) ”Coprophilous myxomycetes; biodiversity, ecological and taxonomic observations” (lecture by H. W. Keller & U. H. Eliasson); (4) ”Caribbean Myxomycetes in the Darwin Project” (poster presentation by M. Camino Vilaró and U. H. Eliasson).

XVI International Botanical Congress. St. Louis, U.S.A., Aug. 1-7. Own lecture within the session ”Biology of the Amaranthaceae-Chenopodiaceae Alliance” on ”Speciation patterns of Amaranthaceae in isolated habitats: Examples from the Galápagos and Hawaiian Islands”.

1997Symposium on nivicolous Myxomycetes (9° journées de recherche des espèces nivales de Myxomycetes. Federation Mycologique Dauphine Savoie). Rognaix, St Paul/Isere, France, May 8-11.

1996Second International Congress on the Taxonomy and Ecology of Myxomycetes (ICSEM2). Madrid, Spain, April 15-19. Own lecture on ”Biogeography of Hawaii with aspects on distribution patterns of Myxomycetes”.

1995Sixth Symposium on Nordic Botanical Research in the Neotropics. Stockholm, Sweden, Aug. 1- 8. Own lecture on "The centrospermous families Molluginaceae, Aizoaceae and Portulacaceae in Ecuador".

1993First International Congress on the Taxonomy and Ecology of Myxomycetes (ICSEM1). Chester, England, Sept. 6-11. Own lecture on "The genus Clastoderma (Myxomycetes); taxonomic evaluation and infraspecific variation of C. debaryanum".

Biological Diversity and Ecosystem Function; Islands as Model Systems. Workshop.
The Bahamas, Oct. 7-11. Own lecture: “Patterns of diversity in Island plants”.

1990Fourth International Mycological Congress. Regensburg, Germany, Aug. 28

Sept. 3. Own lecture on "Relationships in the Liceales (Myxomycetes)”.

1988Tropical Forests: Botanical Dynamics, Speciation and Diversity. Symposium at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, Aug. 8-10.

1987Botanical Research and Management in Galápagos. Symposium at the Charles Darwin Research Station, Galápagos Islands, April 11-18. Own lecture on "Species of Amaranthaceae in the Galápagos Islands and their affinities to species on the South American mainland".

1986Current Scandinavian Botanical Research in Ecuador. Workshop at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Own lecture on "The Amaranthaceae in the New World; morphological characters and taxonomic relations".

1982Biogeography of the Pacific. 10th Annual Meeting of the Association of Systematics Collections. Honolulu, Hawaii, April 23-26.

1981Fifth European Physarum Meeting. Krakow, Poland, July 13-19. Own lecture on "Evolutionary interrelationships among Myxomycetes"

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