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By Janice Emily Bowers

Forrest Shreve (1878-1950) was once an across the world identified plant ecologist who spent so much of his profession on the Carnegie Institution's barren region Laboratory in Tucson, Arizona. Shreve's contributions to the examine of plant ecology laid the foundation for contemporary reviews and a number of other of his works got here to be considered as classics via ecologists all over the world. this primary full-length learn of Shreve's lifestyles and paintings demonstrates that he used to be greater than a wilderness ecologist. His early paintings in Maryland and Jamaica gave him a breadth of craftsmanship matched via few of his ecological contemporaries, and his experiences of barren region plant demography, the physiological ecology of rain-forest crops, and vegetational gradients on southwestern mountain levels expected via a long time contemporary traits in ecology.

Tracing Shreve's improvement from pupil to scientist, Bowers conjures up the trials and delights of fieldwork within the first half this century and indicates how Shreve's feel of position knowledgeable his medical thought—making him, in his personal phrases, "not an exile from a few higher position, yet a guy at domestic in an atmosphere to which his existence could be adjusted with out actual or highbrow loss."

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