Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists:
Wulff [Vul'f], Evgenii Vladimirovich
My thanks to Prof. Andriy Yena for sharing this
Wulff was educated in Moscow and Vienna but returned to his native Crimea
to begin his professional career. For several years he concentrated on
studies on Crimean vegetation, but on moving to Leningrad his research
program expanded, incorporating taxonomic reviews, economic botany, bibliography
and history of botany, and, especially, plant geography. Wulff's 1932
monograph Vvedenie v Istoricheskuiu Geofgrafiiu Rastenii, translated
into English as An Introduction to Historical Plant Geography
and published in the West in 1943, is one of the twentieth century's key
writings in the evolution of that subject. Wulff died during World War
Two, the victim of an exploding bomb during the Leningrad siege.
--born in Simferopol', Ukraine, on 25 May 1885.
--1903-1906: studies at Moscow University
--1909: Ph.D., University of Vienna
--1914-1926: works at the Nikitskii Botanical Garden near Yalta
--1921-1926: professor at the Crimean University
--1926: begins work at the Institute of Plant Industry, Leningrad; ultimately
becomes curator of the herbarium of cultivated plants there
--1932: publishes his Vvedenie v Istoricheskuiu Geofgrafiiu Rastenii
(in 1943 translated into English)
--1934: made a professor at the Pokrovskii Pedagogical Institute
--dies at Leningrad, Russia, on 21 December 1941.
--1943: posthumously publishes his An
Introduction to Historical Plant Geography
--1944: posthumously publishes his Istoricheskaia Geografiia
Rastenii; Istoriia Flor Zemnogo Shara (The Historical Geography
of Plants; The History of the the World's Flora)
--Science, Vol. 100(2586) (1944): 43.
--Taxonomic Literature, Vol. 7 (1988).
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