UGENT, Donald. American, b. 1933. Genres: Translations, Adult nonfiction. Career: University of Wisconsin-Madison, instructor in biology, 1959-65, associate of National Science Foundation project, 1966-67; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, assistant professor, 1968-73, associate professor, 1973-82, professor of plant biology, 1982-, adjunct curator of botany at university museum, 1983-, also curator of herbarium and Margaret Kaeiser Memorial Library, counselor for international field programs in biology, and teacher in Latin American studies program. U.S. Department of Agriculture; International Potato Center (Lima, Peru), adviser in Taxonomic Section. Illinois Junior Academy of Sciences, judge of botany exhibits at science fair, 1974, 1975, and 198185; guest on radio and television programs; consultant to National Academy of Science. Good Samaritan Ministries, president, 1987-88. Publications: (trans. from Spanish) Carlos Ochoa, Ochoa's The Potatoes of South America: Bolivia, 1991. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of articles and reviews to scientific journals and popular magazines. Address: Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, U.S.A.