Walter P. Cottam

Walter P. Cottam
Born St. George, UT 3/3/1894; died 12/23/1988
Education: Brigham Young (A.B. 1916), Wisconsin (M.S. 1921), Chicago (Ph.D. 1926)
Dissertation title: An ecological study of the flora of Utah Lake, Utah (not published)
Adviser: H. C. Cowles (confirmed by Grant Cottam)
Teaching history: BYU 1920-31; Utah 1931-62
Ph. D. Students:
Others influenced: Grant Cottam (son), Calvin McMillan (M.S.)
ESA offices and honors: Eminent Ecologist 1960
ESA links: Eminent Ecologist | Resolution of Respect

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  1. GarryRogers says:

    Walter Cottam served on my dissertation committee (PhD, University of Utah, 1980) and was my most reliable field adviser. We repeated photographs, collected plants, and studied vegetation change throughout the deserts of western Utah.

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