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Simon A. Levin

Simon A. Levin Born: Baltimore, MD 4/22/1941 Education: The Johns Hopkins University (B.A. 1961); University of Maryland (Ph.D. 1964) Dissertation title: Uniqueness and nonlinearity. Adviser: M. Martin Comments: Mathematics provided the foundation; ecology provided the outlet. Postdoctoral adviser G.B. Dantzig. Early ecological collaborators: R. H. Whittaker, R. B. Root, R. M. May, R. T. Paine, D. Pimentel, H. A. Mooney,…

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Joseph Grinnell

Joseph Grinnell Born: near Fort Sill, OK 2/27/1877; died 5/29/1939 Education: Throop Polytechnic Institute (now Cal Tech) (B.S. 1897); Stanford (M.A. 1901; Ph.D 1913) Dissertation title: An account of the mammals and birds of the lower Colorado Valley with especial reference to the distributional problems presented (Univ. Calif. Publ. Zool. 10:197-406) Advisor: Charles H. Gilbert (?) Teaching history: UC Berkeley…

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Sir C. Maurice Yonge

Sir C. Maurice Yonge Born: Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK 12/9/1899; died 3/17/1986 Education: Edinburgh (B.Sc. 1922; Ph.D. 1924; D.Sc 1927) Advisor: ? Primary specialty: Marine zoology Teaching history: Bristol Univ. (11933-44); Glasgow (1944-70) Ph.D. students: Joseph H. Connell External links: Wikipedia | Glasgow Univ. bio

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George M. Woodwell

George M. Woodwell Born: Cambridge, MA 10/23/28 Education: Dartmouth (A.B. 1950), Duke (A.M. 1956, Ph.D. 1958) Dissertation title: Factors limiting the growth of pond pine seedlings in organic soils of the Carolinas. (Ecol. Mon. 28:219-236) Advisor: Henry J. Oosting (C) Teaching history: Maine 1957-61 Others influenced: William A. Reiners, Charlie Hall ESA offices and honors: Vice President 1967; President 1977-78;…

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John N. Wolfe

John N. Wolfe Born: Logan, OH 12/2/10; died 12/16/74 Education: Ohio State (B.A. 1933, M. Sc. 1934, Ph.D. 1937) Dissertation title: The lichens of Ohio (Ohio Biol. Survey 36:1-50) Advisor: Edgar N. Transeau (signed dissertation) Comments: Was also strongly influenced by Lewis H. Tiffany while at Ohio State. Teaching history: Ohio State 1937-55, 1957-58 ESA Links: Resolution of Respect

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Robert H. Whittaker

Robert H. Whittaker Born: Wichita, KS 12/27/20, died 10/20/80 Education: Washburn Univ. (B.A. 1942); Univ. of Illinois (Ph.D. 1948) Dissertation title: A vegetation analysis of the Great Smoky Mountains (Ecol. Mon. 26:1-80) Advisor: S. Charles Kendeigh (C) Comments: Started at Illinois under Victor E. Shelford with Arthur G. Vestal as a co-adviser to represent botany. Switched to Kendeigh when Shelford…

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Edgar T. Wherry

Edgar T. Wherry Born:  Philadelphia, PA 9/10/1885; died 5/19/1982 Education: Pennsylvania (B.S. 1906; Ph.D. 1909) Dissertation title: Contributions to the mineralogy of the Newark group in Pennsylvania (Trans. Wagner Free Institute of Science of Philadelphia 7, February, 1910) Advisor: ? Comments: Started his career as a mineralogist and chemist but became interested in soil acidity and plant-soil relations and eventually…

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Arthur G. Vestal

Arthur G. Vestal Born: LaGrange, IL 9/10/1888; died 6/5/1964 Education: Illinois (B.A. 1911); Colorado (M.A. 1913); Chicago (Ph.D. 1915) Dissertation title: Phytogeography of the eastern mountain front in Colorado (Bot. Gaz. 68:153-193) Advisor: Henry C. Cowles (confirmed by R. Brewer) Other influences: Also influenced by Francis Ramaley, his Master’s adviser, and Henry A. Gleason, with whom he worked as an…

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James W. Toumey

James W. Toumey Born:  Lawrence, MI 4/17/1864; died 1932 Education:  Michigan Agric. College (B.S. 1889; M.S. 1896); Yale (M.A. 1906). Advisor: (no Ph.D.) Teaching history:  Arizona 1892-98; Yale 1901-? Ph.D. students: Clarence F. Korstian

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Lewis H. Tiffany

Lewis H. Tiffany Born: Lawrenceville, IL 7/29/1894; died 3/16/1965 Education: Eastern Illinois State Teachers College (1912-15); Chicago (B.S. 1919); Ohio State (M.S. 1921, Ph.D. 1923) Dissertation title: A physiological study of growth and reproduction among certain green algae (Ohio J. Sci. 24:65-98) Advisor: Edgar N. Transeau (signed dissertation) Teaching history: Ohio State 1920-37; Northwestern 1937-1962 (emeritus) Ph.D. students: Others influenced:…

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