Matt Ritter

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Birthday
7, 1974
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
7, 1974 (age 45)
Birthplace
California

About

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.

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.

Trivia

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

Family Life

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

Associated With

He and Bonnie Templeton both became California-based botanists.