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Daniel Cantliffe firstname.lastname@example.org, (352) 392-1928, ext. 203
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Daniel Cantliffe, professor and chairman of the University of Florida’s horticultural sciences department, received the 2001 Outstanding International Horticulturist Award from the American Society for Horticultural Sciences (ASHS) at the organization’s annual meeting, July 21-25, in Sacramento, Calif.
The award was presented to Cantliffe for outstanding work in teaching, research and professional service to horticulture nationally and internationally in more than 20 countries.
In UF’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Cantliffe has mentored 26 graduate students from many nations, including Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Honduras, India, Israel, Italy, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sudan, Taiwan and Venezuela. Many of these students came to the UF at their own expense to work with Cantliffe because of his international reputation and expertise in vegetable production, greenhouse crop protection and seed biology.
Cantliffe, who joined the faculty of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in 1974, has been called upon to help manage horticulture programs and solve problems in many countries. He also works with scholars and postdoctoral associates who visit UF.
As a scientific liaison officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development, he works closely with the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center in Taiwan. He has been actively involved with the International Society for Horticultural Science for more than 25 years and currently is a member of the ISHS International Congress Program Organizing Committee.
He has authored more than 600 publications in refereed and non-refereed journals. Many of these articles appeared in ASHS journals, or were generated from presentations at international symposia.
Cantliffe completed his bachelor’s degree in 1965 at Delaware Valley College, his master’s degree in horticulture in 1967 at Purdue University and his doctorate in plant physiology in 1971 at Purdue.