Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists:
Brues, Charles Thomas (United States
Brues was an entomologist whose research focused on
descriptive biology, though as one obituary related, "Although most of
his research was of a taxonomic nature, his investigations also included
such diverse subjects as the ecology of thermophilous animals, the food
and feeding habits of insects, insect paleontology, medical entomology,
flourescent staining of insect tissues, and intracellular bacteroids of
insects." Brues spent quite a bit of time in the field involved in such
studies. He had a reputation as a sympathetic and encouraging teacher.
--born in Wheeling, West Virginia, on 20 June 1879.
--1901: A.B., University of Texas
--1902: M.S., University of Texas
--1905-1909: curator of invertebrate zoology,
Milwaukee Public Museum
--1909: becomes instructor in economic entomology,
--1910-1947: editor of the journal Psyche
--1911-1912: collecting expedition to Jamaica
--1913: collecting expedition to Peru and Ecuador
--1915: publishes his A Key to the Families
of North American Insects, with A. L. Melander
--1926-1927: collecting expedition to Cuba
--1927: publishes "Animal
Life in Hot Springs" in Quarterly Review of Biology
--1929: president, Entomological Society
--1935: advanced to professor of entomology,
--1937: collecting expedition to the East Indies
--1946: made professor emeritus
--dies at Crescent City, Florida, on 22 July
--Annals of the Entomological Society of America,
Vol. 48 (1955): 422-423.
--American Entomologists (1971): 434-435.
--Who Was Who in America, Vol. 3 (1960).
Vol. 122(3172) (1955): 679.
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