Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists:
Wolfenbarger, Daniel Otis (United States
Daniel Wolfenbarger spent most of his professional life involved in applied
biology studies on insect pests; during this period he investigated a
wide range both of pest species, and of susceptible crops. He was also,
however, interested in the special problem of the dispersal characteristics
of small organisms, and the most-cited papers of the more than one hundred
fifty he produced over the years were on this subject. He approached it
in a broad yet very organized way, methodically examining data bearing
on both the vertical and the horizontal aspects of dispersal and dispersion
for pollen, bacteria, insects, fungi, viruses, etc., etc.
--born in Ottawa Country, Oklahoma Territory, on 22 June 1904.
--1928: B.S., Colorado Agricultural College
--1928-1929: teaches high school in Wyoming
--1929-1930: assistant in entomology and zoology, South Dakota State College
--1930-1933: research assistant, New York State College of Agriculture
--1934-1943: entomologist, USDA
--1938: Ph.D. in economic entomology, Cornell University
--1942-1945: assistant entomologist, Delaware Agricultural Experiment
Station, University of Delaware
--1945-1975: entomologist, University of Florida's Subtropical Experiment
--1946: publishes "Dispersion
of Small Organisms" in American Midland Naturalist
--1951-1953: on special assignment for the government of the Bahamas
--1954: president, Florida Entomological Society
--1975: publishes his Factors Affecting Dispersal Distances of Small
--dies at Homestead, Florida, on 23 October 1995.
--Florida Entomologist, Vol. 79(2) (1996): 272.
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