Following was posted on the GWAPA forum - thought it might be of interest here as well but did not know quite where to post it --
Forum: Announcements, comments & suggestions
I got the following request in the mail. Although I do not particularly like this kind of unsolicited attempts to promote a show/product, I thought it might be of some interest to members of this forum so decided to honor the request :
I notice you are a member of GWAPA web forum.
I wondered if you could do something for me….
I produce a radio talk show about the aquarium plant hobby on blog talk radio. On the 29th of this month I have a very special guest on the show:
Claus Christensen, former CEO of Tropica Plants of Denmark. He will be on the show live, talking about his world travels to aquatic plant habitats and biotope information about these habitats. This is the first time he has ever been on any internet radio broadcast, and his first time on a live show taking questions from callers! It is quite an event.
Would you be willing to post an announcement of this on the GWAPA forum? I think many of the forum and club members would want to know about this.
Aqua Botanic Radio-Biotopes Claus Christensen
July 29, 2012, Sunday, 10 am PST Claus Christensen, Biotopes and tissue culture
World renown aquarium plant expert Claus Christensen, former CEO of Tropica Plants of Denmark, joins us live/podcast to discuss aquatic plant biotopes based on his world travels to remote aquatic plant habitats, and he will discuss the latest trend in Europe- selling tissue culture plants. Learn where your favorite aquarium plants come from. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to ask Claus questions directly- live!
Claus Christensen from AquaDiscover.
Former CEO of Tropica Aquarium Plants Denmark.
Today consultant for the Aquatic Plant industy Travel organiser – trips and expedition to natural habitats for aquatic plants.
Lecturer about travel in general and special about aquatic plant habitats and aquatic plant growth
More background information
Claus Christensen has been involved with aquariums for 50 years, and has specialized in planted aquariums for 35 years. In 1989, he was awarded the “Aquarium Oscar”, the highest award given to aquarists in northern Europe.
Claus has travelled around the world, and has visited water plant habitats in more than 40 countries. He is known to have brought many new ornamental plants in the European market, and from there they have spread to hobbyists around the world. Among others, these plants include: Pogostemon helferi, Myriophyllum mezianum, Vallisneria spiralis ‘Tiger ‘, Staurogyne repens, Echinodorus ‘Red Diamond’, Eleocharis parvula, Limnophila sessiliflora
(new) Microsorum pteropus ‘Philippines’ etc.
Claus worked for 25 years for Tropica Aquarium Plants in Denmark, serving as CEO of the company from 2000 to 2006.
He is a highly acclaimed speaker, and has held more than 500 lectures on aquaristics in over 15 countries around the world from Japan to the United States and Norway to the Philippines.
The first western speaker at ADA Amano’s company in 1995.
Currently, Claus is working as a consultant, writer and globetrotter.