(21.9.1946). Botanist and ecologist.
Born in Sliema, Lanfranco was educated at St Elizabeth School, Stella Maris College, and St Michael’s College of Education. He furthered his studies at the University of London from where he graduated in botany (1973).
Lanfranco taught in government primary (1968) and secondary schools (1968-75), and at the government sixth forms (1975-87). He was visiting lecturer (1978-87) at the University of Malta, where he has been lecturing full-time, mainly in botany and evolutionary biology, since 1987. Following retirement (2011), he continued lecturing on a part-time basis mainly in the Institute of Earth Systems. He was active in NGOs dedicated to nature conservation and served on the committees of a number of environmental NGOs. He is also member of several local and foreign boards and committees on botanical and environmental matters and attended international conventions and conferences in several countries. Apart from Malta, Lanfranco also carried out field work and lectured in several countries, mainly in the Mediterranean area.
Author of many scientific reports, articles, and papers in local and foreign journals as well as several publications of a popular nature.