Cooper, R(obert) C(ecil)

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COOPER, R(obert) C(ecil)

COOPER, R(obert) C(ecil). New Zealander, b. 1917. Genres: Botany. Career: New Zealand Public Service, New Zealand, worked as cadet, clerk, and section head in education, audit, state advances, and rehabilitation departments, 1934-48; Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, New Zealand, botanist, 1948-68, assistant director, 1968-71; Science teacher at a high school in Te Kao, New Zealand, 1971-75. Washington University, St. Louis, MO, university fellow and research assistant at Missouri Botanic Garden, 1951-53; Auckland Cancer Research Unit, collected plant samples in New Zealand and the Pacific, including New Guinea, 1953-58. Publications: (with S.G. Brooker and R.C. Cambie) New Zealand Medicinal Plants, 1981, 3rd ed. 1991; (with Brooker and Cambie) Economic Native Plants of New Zealand, 1988; (with Cambie) New Zealand's Economic Native Plants, 1991. Contributor to professional journals. Address: 1/117 Cambridge Rd., Hamilton, New Zealand.

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