Peter Shaw

Peter Shaw Ashton (* 27. Juni 1934 in Boscombe, England) ist ein britischer Forstwissenschaftler und Hochschullehrer. Er forscht über die tropischen Regenwälder Asiens, insbesondere deren Flügelfruchtgewächse (Dipterocarpaceae).

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Ashton war unter anderem Direktor des Arnold-Arboretum der Harvard University, Präsident der International Association of Botanical Gardens (Internationalen Vereinigung Botanischer Gärten), in leitender Funktion bei der US-amerikanischen Umweltschutzorganisation The Nature Conservancy und ist Fellow der American Academy of Arts and Sciences sowie der Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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