By Janice Emily Bowers

Forrest Shreve (1878-1950) used to be an across the world identified plant ecologist who spent such a lot of his occupation on the Carnegie Institution's wilderness Laboratory in Tucson, Arizona. Shreve's contributions to the research of plant ecology laid the basis for contemporary stories and several other of his works got here to be considered as classics via ecologists around the world. this primary full-length learn of Shreve's existence and paintings demonstrates that he was once greater than a wasteland ecologist. His early paintings in Maryland and Jamaica gave him a breadth of craftsmanship matched via few of his ecological contemporaries, and his reports of wasteland plant demography, the physiological ecology of rain-forest crops, and vegetational gradients on southwestern mountain levels expected by way of many years fresh traits in ecology.

Tracing Shreve's improvement from scholar to scientist, Bowers inspires the trials and delights of fieldwork within the first 1/2 this century and exhibits how Shreve's experience of position proficient his clinical thought—making him, in his personal phrases, "not an exile from a few greater position, yet a guy at domestic in an atmosphere to which his lifestyles could be adjusted with no actual or highbrow loss."

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