Murray F. Buell

Murray F. Buell
Born: New Haven, CT 10/6/1905, died 7/2/1975
Education: Cornell (A.B. 1930); Minnesota (A.M. 1934, Ph.D. 1935).
Dissertation title: The embryology of Acorus calamus Linn. (Bot. Gaz. 99:556-568)
Adviser: Fred K. Butters (confirmed by Helen Buell)
Comments: Strongly influenced by William S. Cooper in graduate school.
Teaching history: N.C. State 1935-46; Rutgers 1946-71. Summers at Itasca Biol. Sta. (Minnesota) for many years. After retirement taught at Yale, Minnesota, Georgia, Arizona, UC-Davis, UC-Santa Barbara, Montana, and Colorado State.
Ph. D. Students: John E. Cantlon, William A. Reiners, William A. Niering.
Others influenced: F. H. Bormann (undergraduate)
ESA offices and honors: Secretary 1951-53; Vice President 1955; President 1962; Eminent Ecologist 1970. In 1976, the Society created the Murray F. Buell Award to be given annually for the outstanding paper presented orally at the Annual Meeting of the Society by an undergraduate or graduate student or a person with a doctorate who has defended their thesis within the previous nine months.
ESA links: Presidential bio | Eminent Ecologist | Resolution of Respect
Archived Papers: Location unknown, but Buell is mentioned as a correspondent in a Botany Department collection at University of Minnesota archives, and is included in a biographical file of Minnesota faculty at the University archives
External links: Wikipedia

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