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Libby Houston
  • Name: Libby Houston
  • Occupation: Poet, botanist

Libby Houston is an English poet, botanist, and rock climber. The native of North London has published several collections of poetry. Houston, a research associate at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol, has discovered several new species of whitebeam (Sorbus), one of which has been given her name. In addition to membership in several organisations related to botany, Houston is a participant in the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project. She was the recipient of the H. H. Bloomer medal in 2012. The award from the Linnean Society of London acknowledged her contribution to natural history, in particular, the body of knowledge of whitebeams in Britain, and the flora of Avon Gorge in Bristol, England. In 2018, she was recipient of the Marsh Botany Award, in recognition of lifetime achievement in the field.

Birth Name: Elizabeth Maynard Houston

Awards: H. H. Bloomer Award

School: Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, University of Bristol

Alias: Elizabeth Maynard Houston

Birth Place: North London, England

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