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Matt Ritter is an author, editor and professor of botany at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He specializes in plants, and is an expert on the genus Eucalyptus. Ritter was the editor of Madroño, the magazine of the California Botany Association for five years. He is the official coordinator of the National Big Tree Registry in California. Ritter is the author of the second edition of the Jepson Handbook on Native California Plant and Plant Projects in North America.

Born Matthew Ritter, September 07, 1974, California, U.S.
Occupation Professor
Years active 2002 – present

About Matt Ritter

Known for his botany-themed books A Californian's Guide to the Trees Among Us (2011) and Plants of San Luis Obispo, Their Lives and Stories (2005), this flora researcher is also notable as a professor at California Polytechnic State University.

Matt Ritter before fame

He earned a bachelor's degree in microbiology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a doctorate in plant biology from the University of California, San Diego. He went on to edit the California Botanical Society's publication, Madrono.

Achievement of Matt Ritter

He was the 2011 recipient of the International Society of Arboriculture's R. W. Harris Excellence in Education Award.

Matt Ritter family life

California born and bred, he made a career out of the study of plants native to his home state.

Associations of Matt Ritter

He and Bonnie Templeton both became California-based botanists.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Matt Ritter

Cactus researchers (Dendrologists). American botanical writers. Scientists from California. American environmentalists. California Journalists

Latest information about Matt Ritter updated on August 01 2021.