Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists:
Egler, Frank Edwin (United States 1911-1996)
botany, ecology, conservation
Frank Egler's career as a prolific writer (numerous monographs and over
four hundred articles and reviews) and administrator concentrated on various
aspects of ecology and vegetation management and conservation. Some of
the subjects he addressed included species acclimatization, ecological
right-of-way, landscape ecology and management, and natural areas development.
For many years he was associated with Aton Forest, Norfolk, Connecticut.
--born in New York City, on 26 April 1911.
--1932: B.S., University of Chicago
--1934: M.S., University of Minnesota
--1936: Ph.D., Yale University
--1936-1937: research fellow, Yale
--1937-1944: assistant professor, New York State College of Forestry,
--1941-1944: director, Chicle Development Company Experimental Station,
--1941-1945: serves in the United States Air Force
--1945: makes Aton Forest, Norfolk, Connecticut, his primary residence
--1947-1948: associate professor, University of Connecticut
--1951-1955: research associate, Department of Conservation, American
Museum of Natural History
--1954: publishes "Vegetation Science Concepts. 1. Initial Floristic Composition,
a Factor in Old-field Vegetation Development" in Vegetatio
--1956-1958: Guggenheim fellow
--1962: visiting professor, Wesleyan University
--1963-1966: chairman, Right of Way Resources America
--1965: visiting professor, Yale University
--1970: publishes his The Way of Science; a Philosophy of Ecology
for the Layman
--1975: publishes his The Plight of the Rightofway Domain: Victim
--1978: receives Ecological Society of America's Certificate of Merit
--1980-1986: advisor to the Electric Power Research Institute
--1990: founder, incorporator, and first president of Aton Forest, Inc.
--dies at North Canaan, Connecticut, on 26 December 1996.
--Taxonomic Literature, Supplement VI (2000)
--Bulletin of the
Ecological Society of America, Vol. 78(3) (1997):
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