I officially retired on 30 September 2000, following 32+ years of managing The
New York Botanical Garden Herbarium. In retirement, I continue working with
Dr. Noel H. Holmgren to complete the final volume (volumes 2a and 2b) of
I also continue to serve as principal coordinator and senior editor
of Index Herbariorum, an international guide to the location and
contents of the world's 3167 public herbaria. I also serve as coordinator
and editor of the on-line edition of Index
Herbariorum, which provides information on 3167 herbaria and 9534
associated staff members in 165 countries and is available on the NYBG
web site <http://www.nybg.org/bsci/ih/ih.html>.
I serve on the councils for the International
Association for Plant Taxonomy and the International Organization for
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- Director Emerita, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium; Honorary Senior Curator,
Institute of Systematic Botany.
Ph.D. University of Washington
Herbarium Specialist, The New York Botanical Garden (1968-1969); Associate
Curator and Herbarium Administrator (1969-1971); Administrator of the Herbarium
(1971-1973); Herbarium Supervisor and Administrator of the Phanerogamic
Herbarium (1973-1975); Head Curator (1975-1981); Assistant Vice President
for Science (1981-1991); Acting Vice President for Science (1988-1991);
Director of the Herbarium (1981- 2000); Director Emerita of the Herbarium
(2000- ); Honorary Senior Curator, Institute of Systematic Botany (2000-
Editorial Board, American Journal of Botany (1975-1979);
Copy Editor, Intermountain Flora (1974- );
Editor, Index Herbariorum (1974- );
Associate Editor, Brittonia (1975-1991);
Editorial Board, Curator (1983-1990);
Editor, News and Notes, Taxon (1983-1988);
Managing Editor, Brittonia (1984-1991);
Board of Advisory Editors, The Encyclopedia Americana (1986-1992);
Advisory Board, Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden (1988-
Advisory Board Flora Neotropica (1988- );
Editor, Index Herbariorum Additions, Taxon (1974- );
Editor, Herbaria and Institutions, Taxon (1993- ).
Memberships in American Association for the Advancement of Science; American
Institute of Biological Sciences, Governing Board member (1981-1983), Council
(1984-1985); American Society of Plant Taxonomists, Council member (1975-1979),
Treasurer (1985-1988), President-elect (1988-1989), President (1989-1990),
Past President (1990-1991); Association of Systematics Collections, Board
of Directors (1988-1991), Secretary (1992-1995); Botanical Society of America,
Secretary (1975-1979), Vice President (1980), Council member (1975-1984),
President (1981); California Botanical Society; International Association
for Plant Taxonomy, Council member (1994-2006); International Organization
for Plant Information, Council member (1991-2003); Species Plantarum Project,
Council member (1990-1991); Torrey Botanical Club, Council member (1982-1983).
Advisory Committee for Systematic Resources in Botany (1972-1980); Systematics
Collections Committee, American Society of Plant Taxonomists (1977-1980);
Scientific Publications Committee, New York Botanical Garden, Chairman
(1990-1991)(1992- ); Science Advisory Group, New York Botanical Garden,
Chairman (1990-1991); Natural Science Collections Advisory Committee, National
Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property (1991-1992); Systematics
Agenda 2000 Advisory Board (1991-1995).
Distinguished Service Award of the New York Botanical Garden (1988);
Botanical Society of America Merit Award (1991);
Association of Systematics Collections Annual Service Award (1995).
- Holmgren, P.K. 1971. "A biosystematic study of North American Thlaspi
montanum and its allies." Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 21(2):1-106.
- Holmgren, P.K., D. Johnson, J.A. Kallunki, S. Keller, N. Murray, J.F. Pruski,
and M.A. Wetter. 1985. Index to the specimens filed in the New York Botanical
Garden vascular plant type herbarium. Meckler Publishing Company, Westport,
CT. 587 pp.
- Holmgren, P.K., N.H. Holmgren and L.C. Barnett. 1990. Index herbariorum.
Part I: The herbaria of the world. 8th edition. New York Botanical Garden.
- Holmgren, P.K. and N.H. Holmgren. 1992. Plant specialists index: Index
to specialists in the systematics of plants and fungi based on data from Index
herbariorum (herbaria), edition 8. 394 pp. Regnum Veg. 124.
- Holmgren, P.K. 1977-1997. Various families. In: A. Cronquist, A.H.
Holmgren, N.H. Holmgren, J.L. Reveal, and P.K. Holmgren. Intermountain
Flora 3A: 5-26, 33-64, 172-246, 256-300, 308-317, 322-330; 4: 31-51, 515-526;
- Holmgren, P.K. and N.H. Holmgren. 2001. Index Herbariorum on the Internet
[information for 3167 herbaria and 9534 associated staff members in 165 countries],