RUDI SCHMID
Department of Integrative Biology ó University of California, Berkeley

CURRICULUM VITAE

Personal:
    Born 8 Aug. 1942, Springfield, Massachusetts; raised in southwestern Massachusetts 1942-60
    Resident of California 1960-date (1965-71, graduate student in Ann Arbor, Michigan)
    Divorced, one child, Acmena
 
Education and degrees:
-- 1956-1960 Agawam High school, Agawam, Massachusetts (diploma June 1960)
1960-1962 California State Polytechnic College, Pomona (no degree)
1962-1965 University of California, Davis (B.S. in botany, June 1964; M.A. in botany, June 1965)
1965-1971 The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (M.S. in botany, Apr. 1967; Cand. Philosophy in botany, Dec. 1968; Ph.D. in botany, Aug. 1971. Ph.D. thesis: "Floral anatomy of Eugenia sensu lato (Myrtaceae)," Charles B. Beck as major professor and Warren H. Wagner, Jr., as a major influence

Positions held:
  1964-1965   graduate student, Department of Botany, University of California, Davis
1965-1971 graduate student, Department of Botany, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1971-1972 post-doctoral Smithsonian Fellow, Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
1972-2003 professor, Department of Botany (1972-89), and Department of Integrative Biology (1989-2003), University of California, Berkeley
2004-date emeritus status, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Memberships in professional societies  (Current memberships only):
1965-date International Society of Plant Morphologists (ISPM)
1966-date American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
1966-date International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)
1966-date International Organization of Palaeobotany (IOP) 
1972-date Linnean Society of London
1974-date California Botanical Society (CBS)
1976-date International Association for Wood Anatomists (IAWA) 
1983-date The International Maledicta Society
1984-date California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
1985-date American Fern Society (AFS)
1989-date International Carniverous Plant Society (ICPS)
1996-date Southern California Botanists (SCB)
1998-date Conifer Specialist Group, The World Conservation Union (IUCN)

Offices held in professional societies:
1976-1979 California Botanical Society, Corresponding Secretary
1977-1980 Structural Section, Botanical Society of America, Secretary-Treasurer
2000-2004 International Society of Plant Morphologists, Councillor for the Executive Council
1999-date International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT), IAPT Honours Committee

Non-botanical officer positions held:
1988-date Chair, Blake Estate Architectural Committee, Kensington, California

Editorships and editorial boards of journals:
1977-2002 Board of editors, Orchid biology: Reviews and perspectives (vols. 1, 2, 4, 8; years 1977, 1982, 1987, 2002)
1987-1992 Board of editors, Plant science bulletin
1986-1987 Senior editor (with Frans A. Stafleu) for "Reviews and notices of publications" column of Taxon: International journal of plant taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution, issued quarterly
1988-date Sole editor for "Reviews and notices of publications" column of Taxon
2000-date Editorial board, Taiwania

Recent honors:
1999 International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)'s Special Engler Medal in Silver for 1999 in recognition of my accomplishments as editor (1986-date) of the "Reviews and notices of publications" column of Taxon: International journal of plant taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution
2001 Dedication in D. G. Frodin's Guide to standard floras of the world, 2nd ed. (2001): "To Sidney Fay Blake and Alice Cary Atwood, authors of Geographical guide to the floras of the world, Phyllis I. Edwards and Rudolf Schmid, advocates for botanical documentation, and E. J. H. Corner, who eloquently reminded us of what Floras are for." [The dedication in the 1984 first edition mentions only Blake, Atwood, and Corner.]

Sabbatical leaves:
-- Sep. 1981 through Mar. 1982 mainly Berkeley
Jan. through June 1984 Berkeley, Leiden, The Netherlands, Zürich, Switzerland
Sep. through Dec. 1988 mainly Berkeley
Jan. through May 1996 mainly Berkeley
Jan. through May 2000 Berkeley and Europe
Jan. through May 2003 Berkeley and Europe

Botanical field experience:
    Tropical and subtropical:
----- 1964 (Aug.) northern and central Mexico (2 weeks)  
1965 (Dec.) northern and central Mexico (2 weeks)
1967 (Jan.-Feb.) Costa Rica (2 months) [OTS course]
1968 (July-Aug.) Honduras (2 weeks), Costa Rica (6 weeks) [OTS course], Panama (1 week)
1970 (May-June) central Mexico (1 month)
1972 (May) Everglades and southern Florida (1 week)
1976 (Feb.-Mar.) Baja California, Mexico (2 weeks)
1976 (June) southern Louisiana (1 week)
1977 (June) Baja California, Mexico (1 week)
1978 (July-Aug.) New Caledonia (6 weeks), New Hebrides (1 week)
1979 (July) Costa Rica (3 weeks, in charge of 4 people)
1980 (Oct.) Baja California, Mexico (3 days)
1982 (Feb.) Baja California, Mexico (1 week, in charge of 8 people)
1984 (July) New Caledonia (4 weeks, in charge of 5 people)
1986 (Mar.) Baja California, Mexico (1 week, in charge of 3 people)
1993 (Mar.) Baja California, Mexico (8 days, in charge of 3 people)
1996 (Sep.) Sonora, Mexico (1 week)
2000 (June-July) Taiwan (16 days)
    Temperateóresidential (United States):
pre-1960 raised in southwestern Massachusetts
1960-65 California and adjacent states (especially Oregon and western Nevada)
1965-71 southern Michigan and adjacent states
1971-72 Maryland and adjacent states
1972-date California and adjacent states (especially Oregon and western Nevada)
    Temperateónon-residential (United States and Canada):
1972 (July) Gaspé Peninsula, Québec, Canada (6 days)
1989 (Aug.) Olympic Peninsula, Washington; Vancouver Island, British Columbia (8 days)
1994 (May) southeastern Washington (3 days)
1994 (June) northeastern Colorado; eastern Wyoming (10 days)
1995 (July) New England; New Brunswick; Gaspé Peninsula, Québec, Canada; Ann Arbor, Michigan (22 days)
1995 (Aug.) southeastern Washington (6 days)
1996 (Sep.) eastern Nevada (Great Basin National Park) (6 days)
1997 (Aug.) Québec, Canada (9 days)
2000 (Sep.) eastern Nevada (especially Great Basin National Park) (5 days)
2002 (Oct.) eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire (White Mountains) (1 week)
    Temperate (other areas):
1980 (Dec.)-1981 (Jan.) southern Chile (3 weeks, in charge of 4 people)
1981 (Aug.) Lord Howe Island, Australia (4 days)
1982 (Mar.) southern Chile (3 weeks, in charge of 2 people)
1984 (Apr.-June) The Netherlands and Switzerland (10 weeks)
1986 (Sep.) The Netherlands (10 days)
2000 (May-June) Europe, especially England (5 weeks)
2003 (Apr.-June) England and Berlin, Germany (29 days, 2 trips)

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