Áskell Löve (20 October 1916 – 29 May 1994) was an Icelandic systematic botanist, particularly active in the Arctic. Löve was born in Reykjavík. He studied botany at Lund University, Sweden, from 1937. He received his PhD in 1942 in botany and a D.Sc. degree in genetics the year after. 1941-1945, he was a research associate at Lund University and a corresponding geneticist at the University of Iceland. He married his fellow student and colleague Doris Löve née Wahlén. Together, they moved back to Iceland in 1945, where he served as director of Institute of Botany and Plant Breeding at the University of Iceland 1945-1951. Then, the family moved to North America, where Löve became associate professor of botany at the University of Manitoba, Canada. In 1956, he became Professeur de Recherches at Université de Montréal and, in 1964 professor of biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, which he remained until 1974. Löve was awarded a Guggenheim fellow in 1963 and elected member of the Icelandic Academy of Sciences. He was a co-founder of the Flora Europaea-project. He retained his Icelandic citizenship to his death. Löve was particularly interested in the chromosome numbers of plants. He published numerous accounts in this field, including editing more than hundred chromosome number reports published in the scientific journal Taxon between 1964 and 1988. He made a major contribution to the evolution and taxonomy of the wheat-relatives in the Triticeae. Löve also wrote papers about plant evolution from a more theoretical angle, e.g. the still cited The biological species concept and its evolutionary structure. He wrote some floras on Icelandic plants, including Íslenzk Ferðaflóra (1970, 2nd. ed. 1975), illustrated by Dagny Tande Lid. The standard author abbreviation Á.Löve is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a botanical name.
Where died Áskell Löve?
Áskell Löve died in San Jose, California.
How would Áskell Löve be described?
Áskell Löve would be described as Icelandic botanist (1916–1994).
When was Áskell Löve born?
Áskell Löve was born on 20.10.1916.
What is Áskell Löve subject of?
Áskell Löve is subject of 20th-century botanists, Botanists active in North America, Lund University alumni, University of Iceland faculty, 1916 births, 1994 deaths, Botanists active in Europe, People from Reykjavík, University of Colorado faculty, Université de Montréal faculty, Botanists active in the Arctic, University of Manitoba faculty and Icelandic botanists.
What is the gender of Áskell Löve?
Áskell Löve is male.