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Dr Jimmy Ratter (1952)

3rd November 2020

I have received the sad news of Dr Jimmy Ratter (Brooks, 1952) passing on Tuesday, 3rd November 2020.

His brother, David Ratter (Brooks 1961) writes:

It is with much sadness that I inform you of the passing of my brother Jimmy. He was a world authority on tropical Savannah in South and Central America.

If you wish to have more information on his work please Google-James Ratter and you will find a comprehensive obituary from the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.

The obituary starts...

James Alexander Ratter (“Jimmy” or “Jim”), who has died aged 86, was an internationally respected tropical botanist. Based at Edinburgh, he devoted his work for 55 years, to researching and championing the preservation of the cerrado, Brazil’s vast tropical savanna region. He is remembered as a dedicated scientist, selfless mentor and a man of generous spirit and sharp wit.

Read Full Obituary Here

Our thoughts are with David and Jimmy's family.

Dave Burrows

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