F. Raymond Fosberg on a Field Trip to Sri Lanka

ID: 92-1712

Creator: Sandved, Kjell Bloch 1922-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1978

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, October 1978

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On a trip to Sri Lanka, F. Raymond Fosberg, (1908-1993), botanist and ecologist, looks at leaves on a tree. Dr. Fosberg was on the staff of the National Museum of Natural History from 1966 to 1993.


  • Fosberg, F. Raymond
  • Ecology Program National Museum of Natural History
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Botany


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • Featured in the Smithsonian "Torch," October 1978
  • Dr. Fosberg was a botanist especially noted for his work on tropical and Pacific basin vegetation. He was also the founder and editor of Atoll Research Bulletin, a well-known and frequently consulted conservationist, and a several time organizer of major scientific conferences. He was associated at various times with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, United States Geological Survey, and Smithsonian Institution. In 1966 he joined the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in the Ecology program. In 1968 Fosberg transferred to the Department of Botany, where he became curator. In 1976 he became Senior Botanist, and in 1993 Botanist Emeritus. He published more than 600 papers on plant classification, plant distribution, ecology and conservation, and contributed to many scientific books.
  • For other images of F. Raymond Fosberg, see Neg. SIA2013-03920 and SIA2013-03921 at Natural History and SIA2013-03922 through SIA2013-03929 and 92-1712 in Sri Lanka. Neg. SIA2013-13927 is a very similar color image.
  • This image and image SIA2013-13028 are the same tree but from a different side.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, October 1978

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  • Trees
  • Plant specialists
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Environmental sciences
  • Botany
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Ecology
  • Plants
  • School field trips
  • Botanists
  • Ecologists
  • Field trips


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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Color: Black and White; Size: 10"w x 8"h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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