Paul B. Sears
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: Also influenced by E. N. Transeau (while teaching at Ohio State), Charles E. Bessey (Master’s advisor at Nebraska), and H. C. Cowles (at Chicago).
Teaching history: Ohio State 1915-1919; Nebraska 1919-1927; Oklahoma 1927-38; Oberlin Coll. 1938-50; Yale 1950-60
Others influenced: Charles E. Olmsted (undergraduate and M. S.), Aaron J. Sharp (M.S.)
ESA offices and honors: Vice President 1943, 1947; President 1948; Eminent Ecologist 1965.
ESA links: Eminent Ecologist
Archived Papers: Paul Bigelow Sears Papers at Yale | Paul Bigelow Sears Collections, 1832-1969. University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson AZ. Correspondence, manuscripts, grant proposals, reports, photographs, subject files, field notes, pollen samples and data relating to desert ecology which document Paul Sears’ career as a botanist, ecologist and educator. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence between Sears and other researchers | Other archival collections mentioning Sears as author or correspondent: Adolph Waller Papers and Alfred A Knopf, Inc. Papers
External links: Smith bios | Wikipedia