E. Lucy Braun

Emma Lucy Braun
Born: Cincinnati, OH 4/19/1889; died 3/5/1971
Education: Cincinnati (B.A. 1910; M.A. 1912; Ph.D. 1914)
Dissertation title: The physiographic ecology of the Cincinnati region (Ohio Biol. Surv. 2:115-211. Bull. no. 7)
Adviser: Harris M. Benedict (D)
Comments: Thesis thanks Henry C. Cowles for helpful suggestions. A new Eupatorium species, E. luciae-brauniae, was named for her by M. L. Fernald. See biographical article by R. L. Stuckey, Mich. Botanist 12:83-106 (1973).
Teaching history: Cincinnati 1914-48 (emer.)-71
ESA offices and honors: Vice President 1935; President 1950. In 1987, the Society created the E. Lucy Braun Award for the outstanding poster presented at the Annual Meeting by an undergraduate or graduate student or a person with a doctorate who has defended their thesis within the previous nine months.
Archived Papers: Annette and E. Lucy Braun Papers at the Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati OH  |  Correspondence contained in Records (1894-1933) of Wildflower Preservation Society, New York State Historical Documents, Albany NY  |  Photo album finding aid at Smithsonian Archives
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  1. […] Lucy Braun, an eminent plant ecologist and one of the charter members of the Society, studied and mapped the deciduous forest regions of eastern North America and described them in her classic book, The Deciduous Forests of Eastern North America. To honor her, the E. Lucy Braun Award for Excellence in Ecology is given to a student for an outstanding poster presentation at the ESA Annual Meeting. Papers and posters are judged on the significance of ideas, creativity, quality of methodology, validity of conclusions drawn from results, and clarity of presentation. […]

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