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The Committee on the International Prize for Biology of Japan Society
for the Promotion of Science awards the 2014 International Prize for Biology
in the field of "Systematic Biology and Taxonomy" to
Professor Sir Peter Crane FRS,
Professor, Yale University, USA

  On 1 September, the Committee on the International Prize for Biology (chaired by Dr. Takashi Sugimura, president, the Japan Academy) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science decided to award the 30th (2014) International Prize for Biology to Professor Sir Peter Crane FRS, Professor of Botany and Carl W. Knobloch, Jr., Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University in the United States.

The field of specialization for the 30th Prize is "Systematic Biology and Taxonomy ".

Professor Sir Peter Crane
 
 
DATE OF BIRTH :  July 18, 1954
NATIONALITY :  British(U.K.)
PRESENT POSITION :  Professor of Botany and Carl W. Knobloch Jr.,
Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental
Studies, Yale University, USA.
 

Education and Professional Positions

1981   Ph.D., University of Reading, U.K.
1981-1982 Post-doctoral Research Scholar , Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, U.S.A.
1982-1995 Curator, The Field Museum, Chicago, U.S.A.
1995-1999 Director, The Field Museum, Chicago, U.S.A.
1999-2006 Director and Chief Executive, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, U.K.
2006-2009 John and Marion Sullivan University Professor, The University of Chicago, U.S.A.
2009-present Professor of Botany and Carl W. Knobloch Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University
 

HONORS AND AWARDS

1998   Fellow of the Royal Society, U.K.
2001   Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.
2002   Foreign Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden.
2004   Member, Academy Leopoldina, National Academy of Sciences, Germany.
2008   Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, U.S.A.
 

Representative Publications:

  1. DILCHER, D. L., & P. R. CRANE. 1984. Archaeanthus: an early angiosperm from the Cenomanian of the western interior of North America. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 71: 351-383.
  2. CRANE, P. R. 1985. Phylogenetic analysis of seed plants and the origin of angiosperms. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 72: 716-793.
  3. CRANE, P. R., & G. R. UPCHURCH. 1987. Drewria potomacensis gen. et sp. nov., an Early Cretaceous member of the Gnetales from the Potomac Group of Virginia. American Journal of Botany, 74: 1722-1736.
  4. LIDGARD, S. H., & P. R. CRANE. 1988. Quantitative analyses of the early angiosperm radiation. Nature, 331: 344-346.
  5. CRANE, P. R., & S. H. LIDGARD. 1989. Angiosperm diversification and paleolatitudinal gradients in Cretaceous floristic diversity. Science, 246: 675-678.
  6. DRINNAN, A. N., J. M. SCHRAMKE, & P. R. CRANE. 1990. Stephanospermum konopeonus (Langford) comb. nov.: a medullosan ovule from the Middle Pennsylvanian Mazon Creek flora of northeastern Illinois, U.S.A. Botanical Gazette, 151: 385-401.
  7. KENRICK, P., & P. R. CRANE. 1991. Water-conducting cells of early fossil land plants: Implications for the early evolution of tracheophytes. Botanical Gazette, 152: 335-356.
  8. CRANE, P. R., E. M. FRIIS, & K. R. PEDERSEN. 1995. The origin and early diversification of angiosperms. Nature, 374: 27-33. Also reprinted in Gee, H. (ed) 2000. Shaking the tree. University of Chicago Press, pp. 233-250.
  9. KENRICK, P., & P. R. CRANE. 1997. The origin and early diversification of plants on land. Nature, 389: 33-39. Also reprinted in H. Gee (ed) 2000. Shaking the tree. University of Chicago Press, pp. 271-232.
  10. KENRICK, P., & P. R. CRANE. 1997. The Origin and Diversification of Land Plants. Smithsonian Institution Press, 592 pp.
  11. HOOT, S. B., S. MAGALLÓN-PUEBLA, & P. R. CRANE. 1999. Phylogeny of basal eudicots based on three molecular data sets: atpB, rbcL and 18S nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 86: 1-32.
  12. MAGALLÓN-PUEBLA, S., P. R. CRANE, & P. S. HERENDEEN. 1999. Phylogenetic patterns, diversity and diversification of eudicots. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 86: 297-372.
  13. TAKAHASHI, M., P. R. CRANE, & H. ANDO. 1999. Fossil flowers and associated fossils from the Kamikitaba locality (Ashizawa Formation, lower Coniacian, Upper Cretaceous) of Northeast Japan. Journal of Plant Research, 112: 187-206.
  14. FRIIS, E. M., K. R. PEDERSEN, & P. R. CRANE. 2001. Fossil evidence of waterlilies (Nymphaeales) in the Early Cretaceous. Nature, 410: 357-360.
  15. FRIIS, E. M., K. R. PEDERSEN, & P. R. CRANE. 2006. Cretaceous angiosperm flowers: Innovation and evolution in plant reproduction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 232: 251-293.
  16. FRIIS, E. M., P. R. CRANE, K. R. PEDERSEN, S. BENGSTON, P. C. J. DONOGHUE & M. STAMPONI. 2007. Phase-contrast X-ray microtomography links Cretaceous seeds with Gnetales and Bennettitales. Nature, 450: 549-552.
  17. FRIIS, E.M., K. R. PEDERSEN & P.R. CRANE. 2009. Early Cretaceous mesofossils from Portugal and eastern North America related to the Bennettitales-Erdtmanithecales-Gnetales group. American Journal of Botany, 96: 252-283.
  18. FRIIS, E. M. K. R. PEDERSEN & P. R. CRANE. 2009. Cretaceous diversification of angiosperms in the western part of the Iberian Peninsula. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology: 162: 341-361.
  19. FRIIS, E. M. K. R. PEDERSEN & P. R. CRANE. 2010. Diversity in obscurity: fossil flowers and the early history of angiosperms. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: 365: 369-382.
  20. FRIIS, E. M., K. R. PEDERSEN & CRANE, P. R. 2011. Early Flowers and Angiosperm Evolution. Cambridge University Press. 596 pp.