Michael D. Guiry



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Michael Dominic Richard Guiry is an Irish botanist and phycologist. He is known as the founder of AlgaeBase and Michael Guiry's Seaweed Website.


Guiry was born in 1949 in Youghal, Ireland. He was a teacher and tutor at several different institutes in Europe and Canada. In 1991, Guiry was elected as a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He was on the council from 1994 to 1996, and from 1995 to 1997, Guiry was the vice-president of the academy. From 1989 to 1993, Guiry became editor-in-chief of Phycologia, a journal of the International Phycological Society. He later became president of the society and the British Phycological Society.

Guiryella, Cordylecladia guiryi, and Gloiocladia guiryi were named in his honor.

When citing a botanical name, Michael Dominic Richard Guiry is abbreviated as Guiry.

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