About the Author
Jean H. Langenheim is Professor Emeritus in Biology and Research Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She obtained her PhD at the University of Minnesota and held research positions at the University of California at Berkeley, University of Illinois at Urbana, and Harvard University before going to UCSC. She has published over 130 scientific papers, co-authored Botany: Plant Biology and Its Relation to Human Affairs and written a definitive reference, Plant Resins. As a relatively early woman leader in the field sciences-she was elected the first woman president of the Association for Tropical Biology, and of the International Society of Chemical Ecologists as well as the Second woman president in the Ecological Society of America and the Society for Economic Botany.