William Skinner Cooper
William S. Cooper
Born: Detroit, MI 8/25/1884; died 10/8/1978
Education: Alma Coll. (B.S. 1906), Johns Hopkins (1906-07, no degree), Chicago (Ph.D. 1911)
Dissertation title: The climax forest of Isle Royale, Lake Superior, and its development (Bot. Gaz. 55:1-44, 115-140, 189-235)
Adviser: Henry C. Cowles (CD)
Comments: Introduced to ecology by Edgar N. Transeau as an undergraduate. Also had early contact with Forrest Shreve.
Teaching history: Stanford 1914-15; Minnesota 1915-51
Ph. D. Students: Rex Daubenmire, Robert R. Humphrey, Jean H. Langenheim, Henry J. Oosting.
Others influenced: Murray F. Buell, Frank E. Egler, Raymond L. Lindeman.
ESA offices and honors: Vice President 1927; President 1936, Eminent Ecologist 1963
ESA links: Eminent Ecologist | Resolution of Respect
Archived Papers: William Skinner Cooper Papers, 1909-1989. Elmer L. Anderson Library, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Personal and professional papers of William Skinner Cooper, Professor of Botany at the University of Minnesota. It contains correspondence, articles, manuscripts, publications, reprints, lectures, photo albums, photographic glass negatives, photographic negatives, photographs, maps and field notes. | Some correspondence in the Fuller Papers at UGA/ESA Archives
External links: Smith bios | Wikipedia