Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists:
Shreve, Forrest (United States 1878-1950)
plant physiology & ecology
Photo courtesy of Ecology. |Forrest Shreve began his career with floristic studies
of his native Maryland and Jamaica, and then moved to Arizona where he
spent the rest of his life investigating the ecological and biogeographical
conditions under which desert vegetation flourishes. The fourth edition
of American Men of Science (1927) succinctly lists Shreve's research
as having involved "development of Sarracenia; plant life of
Maryland; ecology and physiology of the mountain rain-forests of Jamaica
and of desert vegetation; water relations of plants; rainfall and temperature
in mountains; vegetation and climate in the United States; soil temperature;
ecology of the coastal mountains of California; soil conditions in relation
to the distribution of desert vegetation."|
--born in Easton, Maryland, on 8 July 1878.
--1901: A.B., Johns Hopkins University
--1904-1908: conducts a botanical survey of the state of Maryland
--1905: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
--1905-1906, 1909: studies mountain vegetation of Jamaica
--1906-1908: associate professor of botany, Goucher College
--1908: moves to Tucson, Arizona, to work at the Carnegie Institution
of Washington's Desert Laboratory
--1911-1919: editor of Plant World
--1914: publishes his A
--1915: helps found the Ecological Society of America
--1915-1919: secretary-treasurer, Ecological Society of America
--1921: president, Ecological Society of America
--1926: publication editor, Naturalist's Guide to the Americas
--1928: placed in charge of Desert Investigations of the Carnegie Institution
--1932: begins floristics studies on the Sonoran Desert region
--1940: vice-president, Association of American Geographers
--1942: publishes "The Desert Vegetation of North America" in Botanical
--dies at Tucson, Arizona, on 19 July 1950.
--1964: his Vegetation and Flora of the Sonoran Desert is published
posthumously, with Ira L. Wiggins
--National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 40 (1955).
--A Sense of Place: The Life and Work of Forrest Shreve (1988).
--Taxonomic Literature, Vol. 5 (1985).
Vol. 32(3) (1951): 365-367.
Vol. 114(2970) (1951): 569-570.
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