Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists:
Just, Theodor Karl (Austria-United States
Just, who carried out and published only a limited
quantity of research, was nevertheless a significant figure in the fields
of botany and paleobotany over the middle third of the century for
his contributions to editing, bibliography, instruction and mentoring,
history of science, and professional and administrative service in those
areas. He did publish well over two hundred writings, but most of these
were book reviews; it was as a well-read and multi-lingual editor that
he was best known, however, as he was responsible for founding Lloydia
and American Midland Naturalist Monographs, as well as guiding
the American Midland Naturalist for over fifteen years. Most
of his scientific writings treated phytogeographic subjects, glacial
and postglacial environments, and issues in plant taxonomy.
--born in Gross Gerungs, Austria, on 27 October 1904.
--1928: Ph.D., University of Vienna
--1928-1929: assistant at the herbarium of the Natural History Museum,
--1929: moves to the United States; made instructor in biology and curator
of botanical libraries and herbaria, Notre Dame
--1930-1947: editor, American Midland Naturalist
--1932-1935: assistant professor, Notre Dame
--1935-1941: associate professor, Notre Dame
--1938: becomes naturalized citizen of the United States
--1938-1959: founder and editor of Lloydia
--1940-1945: head of biology department, Notre Dame
--1941: paleontological field work in the western U. S.
--1941-1945: professor, Notre Dame
--1943: president, Indiana Academy of Science
--1944-1947: founder and editor of American Midland Naturalist Monographs
--1947-1960: chief curator of the botany department, Chicago Natural
--1951: lecturer in botany, University of Chicago
--dies at Oak Park, Illinois, on 14 June 1960.
--Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4 (1968).
Vol. 65(2) (1961): i-xvi.
--Taxonomic Literature, Vol. 2 (1979).
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