PRESS RELEASE\r\n\r\nThe President and members of the Board of Administration of Samaria National Park Management Body would like to express their deep regret for the death of the distinguished botanist Dr. Oliver Rackham. O Dr. Rackham was a professor at Cambridge University in the field of botany and historical ecology and for his contribution to scientific research he was awarded the Grand Cross Star of the Order of the British Empire. Dr. Rackham for four decades studied the flora and ecology of the island of Crete, and along with Jennifer Moody was the co-author of the book “The making of the Cretan landscape”.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Rackham