Vernon, Richard

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Photo: Richard Vernon

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Photo: Richard Vernon
On the job' in the Mt Makulu herbarium, in 1983. My assistant was Francis Lupia who came to acquire a good knowledge of plants as he prepared the herbarium specimens

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The above links show records made of species which occur in Zambia. The actual records may have been made anywhere.

Map: records by QDS

General Information

Date of birth: 20 Jun 1942


Born Cambridge, UK.
B.Sc. (Hons) Botany and Zoology, Durham University, Post Grad Diploma Tropical Agriculture, U. of West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago.
1967-70 Zambia, Dept of Agriculture, Land Use Planning Officer, Western Province
1970-73 Zambia, Officer in Charge, Agricultural Research Western Province: established Mongu Regional Research Station, sub-stations at Kataba Valley & Sesheke, initiated research programmes in crops and cattle.
1973-81 Zambia, Leader, Weed Control Research & Extension Team, Mt Makulu Central Research Station, Chilanga: Established & managed a specialist team for wide ranging agronomic studies on small and large scale farming systems. Published Weed Control Recommendations for Zambia and Field Guide to Important Arable Weeds of Zambia.
1981-82 Zambia, Chief Agricultural Research Officer, Department of Agriculture.
1983-84 UK, Agricultural Consultant
1984-85 UK, M.Sc in Computer-based Information Systems, U of Brighton
1985-89 Nigeria, Information Systems Specialist: designed & implemented management information system for World Bank funded agricultural project in Nigeria.
1989-92 UK, Deputy Head, Information Systems Unit, ODA now DFID, London, UK
1992-2000, The Netherlands, CGIAR’s International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR), Management Information Systems Specialist. Designed management information system for agricultural research "INFORM- R" assisting implementation of such systems in Latin America, Africa (including Zambia) and Asia. Authored “Knowing Where You’re Going: Information Systems for Agricultural Research Management”, 345pp.
2000-04, Fiji Islands, Secretariat of the Pacific Community. Development of a Pacific Islands Pest List Database to facilitate trade.
2005-10 France, retired, set up fruit small-holding
2010-date, Oxford, UK, retired, set up fruit small-holding, Secretary for Oxfordshire for charity Population Matters – overpopulation being the driver of climate change, start of 6th Mass Extinction of other species, pollution of seas, air and land etc

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Person details: Vernon, RC., retrieved 25 May 2024

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