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Acta Amazonica

Print version ISSN 0044-5967On-line version ISSN 1809-4392

Acta Amaz. vol.11 no.1 supl.1 Manaus Mar. 1981

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1809-43921981111s039 

ARTIGOS

Departamento de Botânica

Maria Lúcia Absy* 

Marlene F. da Silva* 

William A. Rodrigues* 

Arthur A. Loureiro* 

Eduardo Lleras* 

*Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Manaus

Resumo

É apresentado um histórico das atividades do Departamento de Botânica desde a sua criação em 1954, quando foi denominado de Serviço de Estudos Florestais, depois (1956) Centro de Pesquisas Florestais, que após extinto passou à 3.ª Divisão até 1975. Desta data até 1979 a botânica fazia parte da Divisão de Biologia, passando então a Departamento, constituído de 5 Divisões: Taxonomia (plantas superiores e inferiores), Anatomia (madeira e foliar). Palinologia (fóssil e recente), Ecofisiologia e Projeto Flora. Fazem parte do Departamento atualmente 5 pesquisadores PhD, 7 MSc, 7 Bacharéis e 28 auxiliares técnicos e de apoio geral.

SUMMARY

A history of the Department of Botany is presented from its creation in 1954. when it was named Forest Studies Service. After 1956 it was called the Center of Forest Research, which became defunct and passed to the 3rd Division in 1975. From this date until 1979 botany was part of the Biology Division; becoming then a separate department composed of five divisions: Taxonomy (of higher and lower plants), Anatomy (both wood and leaf), Palynology (fossil and recent), Ecophysiology, and "Projeto Flora". Within the department presently are 5 Ph.D. researchers, 7 researchers with Masters Degrees, 7 researchers with university degrees, and 28 technicians and general support personnel. A list of works published by this department's researchers until 1980, listing 218 publications, is presented.

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