Emma Lucy Braun

Emma Lucy Braun

E. Lucy Braun (April 19, 1889 – March 5, 1971) was a prominent botanist, ecologist, and expert on the forests of eastern United States. [ [http://books.google.se/books?id=oPGJZ7e06PQC&pg=PA17&lpg=PA17&dq Stuckey, R.N. (1997) Emma Lucy Braun (1889-1971), in: Women in the Biological Sciences: A Biobibliographic Sourcebook (eds Louise S. Grinstein, Carol A. Biermann and Rose K. Rose), p. 44-50. Greenwood Publishing Group] ISBN 0313291802]

Life

Lucy Braun was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and, though she traveled extensively, remained there for the rest of her life as first a student, and later a professor at the University of Cincinnati. She earned a PhD in botany from the university in 1914, and taught botany and geology there continuously until being appointed Assistant Professor of Botany in 1923. In 1950, she became the first female president of the Ecological Society of America, where an award for students carries her name. [ [http://www.esa.org/aboutesa/awards.php ESA - About ESA > Awards ] ]

Research

Braun is best-known for her landmark book, "Deciduous Forests of Eastern North America" (1950), and she published extensively on botany and plant ecology.

References

* "Notable American Women, the Modern Period: A Biographical Dictionary" (1980) ed. Barbara Sicherman and Carol Hurd Green with Ilene Kantrov and Harriet Walker. Harvard University Press.

External Links

[http://www.wku.edu/~smithch/chronob/BRAU1889.htm Biographical sketch]


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