Briza Authors

At Briza, our authors are our pride! They are specialists in their fields and above all great writers, producing excellent books which educate us and lead us to a greater understanding of our world.

Barry Rice

Briza Publications author Barry Rice has been interested in growing bizarre plants from every genus thought to be carnivorous (except Triphyophyllum) since 1985, and has produced many noteworthy carnivorous plant cultivars.

Born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1963, Barry received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Arizona. He is currently the editor of Carnivorous Plant Newsletter, the publication of the International Carnivorous Plant Society, and is also that organisation’s Director of Conservation Programs. Barry is a member of the IUCN’s Specialist Groups in Carnivorous Plants and North American Plants, and frequently encourages people to support only nurseries that do not collect their stock from the field.

Barry currently works at The Nature Conservancy in its Global Invasive Species Initiative. Since he is fascinated most by observing carnivorous plants in the wild, Barry frequently travels throughout the United States and uses the opportunities to seek out and collect photographs of these plants.

Books by Barry Rice

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Rolf Becker

Briza Publications author Rolf Becker graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as a Master of Science and PhD in Biochemistry. He was Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Limpopo for 20 years, while also furthering his...

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Alma Möller

Briza Publications author Alma Möller graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Botany and Genetics, and a Master of Science in Entomology, after obtaining a postgraduate certificate in Electron Microscopy. She worked at the University of Limpopo as Electron...

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CJ Cilliers

Author CJ Cilliers is a retired researcher with a PhD in entomology. She is known for her research on the biological control of insects pests and aquatic weeds, implementing biological control and integrated pest and weed management in South Africa and elsewhere. This...

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CE van Ginkel

Author CE van Ginkel is a freshwater scientist, with a PhD in botany. As a special scientist in the then Department of Water Affairs, she practised aquatic science over several decades throughout South Africa. She was the coordinator of the National Eutrophication...

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Piet van Wyk

The late author Piet van Wyk (1931 - 2006) was a biologist who worked for three decades as a researcher in the Kruger National Park. He authored several popular books on southern African trees. Wyle outeur Piet van Wyk (1931 - 2006) was 'n bioloog wat drie dekades as...

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