Category: Microbios

Forest W. Stearns Born: Milwaukee, WI 9/10/18. died 9/8/1999 Education: Harvard (B.A. 1939); Wisconsin (Ph.M. 1940; Ph.D. 1947) Dissertation title: The composition of the sugar maple-hemlock-yellow birch association in northern Wisconsin (Ecology 32:245-265) Advisor: John T. Curtis (C) Teaching history: …

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Forrest Shreve Born: Easton, MD 7/8/1878; died 7/19/50 Education: Johns Hopkins (B.A. 1901; Ph.D. 1905) Dissertation title: The development and anatomy of Sarracenia purpurea L. (Bot. Gaz. 42:107-126) Teaching history: Johns Hopkins 1905-06; Goucher Coll. 1906-08 Advisor: Duncan S. Johnson …

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Victor E. Shelford Born: Chemung, NY 9/22/1877; died 12/27/1968 Education: Univ. of Chicago (B.S. 1903; Ph.D. 1907) Dissertation title: The life histories and larval habits of the tiger beetles (J. Linn. Soc. London (Zool.) 30:157-184) Advisor: C. M. Child (see …

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Aaron J. Sharp Born: Plain City, OH 7/29/04; died 11/15/1997 Education: Ohio Wesleyan (A.B. 1927); Oklahoma (M.S. 1929); Ohio State (Ph.D. 1938). Dissertation title: Taxonomic and ecologic status of eastern Tennessee Bryophytes (Amer. Midl. Nat. 21:267-354) Advisor: Glenn W. Blaydes …

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Homer L. Shantz Born: Kent Co, MI 1/24/1876; died 6/23/1958 Education: Colorado Coll. (B.S. 1901); Nebraska (Ph.D. 1905). Dissertation title: A study of the vegetation of the mesa region east of Pikes Peak (Bot. Gaz. 42:16-47, 179-207) Advisor: Frederic E. …

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Royal E. Shanks Born: Ada, OH 11/11/1912; died 8/4/1962 Education: Ohio Northern (B.A. 1933); Ohio State (M.S. 1937, Ph.D. 1938) Dissertation title: The original vegetation of a part of the lake plain of northwestern Ohio: Wood and Henry counties Advisor: …

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Paul B. Sears Born: Bucyrus, OH 12/17/1891; died 4/30/1990 Education: Ohio Wesleyan (B.S. 1913); Nebraska (M.A. 1915); Chicago (Ph.D. 1922) Dissertation title: Variations in cytology and gross morphology of Taraxacum (Bot. Gaz. 73:308-325, 425-446) Advisor: C. J. Chamberlain (C) Comments: …

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William H. Schlesinger Born:  Cleveland, OH 4/30/1950 Education:  Dartmouth (A.B. 1972); Cornell (Ph.D. 1976) Dissertation title: Biogeochemical limits on two levels of plant community organization in the cypress forest of Okefenokee Swamp Advisor: Peter L. Marks (C) Comments: Also influenced …

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Homer C. Sampson Born: Wheeler, IL 2/21/1885; died ca. 7/1/1963 Education: Chicago (B.S. 1914; Ph.D. 1917) Dissertation title: Chemical changes accompanying abscission in Coleus blumei (Bot. Gaz. 66:32-53) Advisor: William M. Crocker? (Mentioned in dissertation along with others) Comments: Was an …

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Richard B. Root Born: Dearborn, MI 9/7/1936; died 1/22/2013 Education: Michigan (B.S. 1958), UC Berkeley (Ph.D. 1964) Advisor: Frank A. Pitelka Dissertation title: Niche organization in the blue-gray gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea Other influences: (undergraduate) Frederick E. Smith, Herbert Wagner, Francis …

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