Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists:
Howell, A(lfred) Brazier (United States
A. Brazier Howell's research focused on the comparative anatomy and morphology
of mammals and birds, though he sometimes floated biogeography-oriented
discussions featuring his views on geographic variation and multicausality.
Most of his more than 150 publications concerned his work on Chinese mammals,
aquatic mammals, Western U. S. rodent species, and birds. His two most
popular general audience books were Aquatic
Mammals: Their Adaptations to Life in the Water (1930) and
Speed in Animals: Their Specialization for Running and Leaping (1944).
--born in Catonsville, Maryland, on 28 July 1886.
--1905-1906: studies at the Sheffield Scientific
School at Yale
--1910: moves to California; begins studies
on the avifauna of the Channel and Los Coronados Islands
--1918: collecting expedition in Arizona
--1921: vice-president, Cooper Ornithological
--1922: moves to Washington, D.C.
--1923, 1924: collecting expeditions in California
--1923-1927: scientific assistant with the United
States Biological Survey
--1928-1943: lectures on anatomy for the Dept.
of Anatomy at the Johns Hopkins Medical School
--1929: organizes the Council for the Conservation
of Whales and Other Marine Mammals
--1938-1942: vice-president, American Society
--1942-1944: president, American Society of
--1944: publishes his Speed in Animals
--dies at Bangor, Maine, on 23 December
--Journal of Mammalogy, Vol. 49(4) (1968): 732-742.
Condor, Vol. 95(4) (1993): 1061-1063.
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