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, 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