Clas Bjerkander

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Clas Bjerkander (23 September 1735, Skara – 1 August 1795) was a Swedish meteorologist, botanist, and entomologist.

Skara Place in Västergötland, Sweden

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A Lutheran pastor, Bjerkander studied at the University of Uppsala.

Pastor ordained leader of a Christian congregation

A pastor is an ordained leader of a Christian congregation. A pastor also gives advice and counsel to people from the community or congregation.

With Anders Dahl he wrote Svenska Topographiska Sällskapet i Skara ("Schwedische topographische Gesellschaft zu Skara") and, as sole author several short scientific papers on Microlepidoptera.

Anders Dahl Swedish botanist

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Microlepidoptera clade

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Taxa named for him include

<i>Bjerkandera</i> genus of fungi

Bjerkandera is a genus of seven species of wood-rotting fungi in the family Meruliaceae.

In 1778, Bjerkander was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences or Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien is one of the royal academies of Sweden. It is an independent, non-governmental scientific organisation which takes special responsibility for the natural sciences and mathematics, but endeavours to promote the exchange of ideas between various disciplines.

The standard author abbreviation Bjerk. is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name. [2]

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  1. Zmitrovich, I.V.; Bondartseva, M.A.; Vasilyev, N.P. (2016). "The Meruliaceae of Russia. I. Bjerkandera" (PDF). Turczaninowia. 19 (1): 5–18.
  2. IPNI.  Bjerk.