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Weaver, John E. (John Ernest), 1884-1966



  • Existence: 1884-1966


Born in Villisca, Iowa, on 5 May 1884, John Ernst Weaver attended the University of Nebraska and received a B.Sc. in 1909 and an A.M. in 1911.  He received a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1916.  Weaver worked at Washington State College as an instructor of botany in 1912-1913 and as an assistant professor in 1913-1914, and at the University of Minnesota as an instructor of botany from 1914-1915.  Weaver came to the University of Nebraska in 1915 as Assistant Professor of Botany.  Beginning in 1917, Weaver served at the University as Professor of Plant Ecology until he retired as professor emeritus in 1952.  He published numerous articles on botany and plant ecology and became a world-renowned authority on grasses.  He participated in various professional associations including the Botanical Society of America, the Ecological Society of America, and the Nebraska Academy of Sciences.  Weaver died in Lincoln, Nebraska, on 8 June 1966.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

J. E. Weaver, Botany Papers

Identifier: RG-12-07-13
Scope and Contents The Weaver Papers consist of original publications and reprints of articles written by Weaver. The majority of the publications focus on prairie grasses and grassland climates and include topics such as the composition, degeneration, and regeneration of prairie grasses, the effects of drought and cattle on grasslands, and the root development of midwestern grasses. The papers also contain several bibliographies of Weaver's work, biographical materials, and photographs of Weaver and selected...
Dates: 1917-1963