Benito C. Tan

Benito C. Tan

Field of award: Botany

Year awarded: 1988

Division: Biological Sciences


In recognition of his contributions to plant taxonomy. His work on moss flora especially on Philippine moss significantly contributes to the updating of information accumulated since 1914, more about by presenting new interpretation, conclusion and speculation based on recent findings. Dr. Tan was able to identify several species of Philippine mosses including their taxonomic and phyto-geographic distribution.

Current Position: Associate Professor

Office Address: Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Education: PhD (Botany) University of British Columbia 1980; MS (Botany) University of the Philippines 1974; BS (Biology) Far Eastern University 1967