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John Janovy, Jr., Biology Papers

Identifier: RG-12-31-10

Scope and Contents

The collection includes documents that relate to John Janovy's teaching and writing career and to his research seeking to "determine how numbers and distributions of parasites are controlled in nature , with a focus on the evolution of life cycles and the consequent movement of parasitic organisms through ecosystems". Materials include correspondence, teaching materials, manuscripts and publications, artwork, CVs, news releases, news clippings.


  • 1963-2011


Biographical or Historical Information

John Janovy was born Dec. 27, 1937. He was educated at Classen High School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Diploma, June, 1955, the University of Oklahoma, Norman; B.S. in Math, June, 1959, M.S. (Zoology), June, 1962, Ph.D. (Zoology), June, 1965, and Rutgers, New Brunswick, N.J.; Post - Doctoral, 1965 - 66. Janovy started his professional career as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Oklahoma in 1962-1963. He was also a Special Instructor at the University of Oklahoma in 1965 and a Research Assistant to J.T. Self from 1963-1965. He was then a Post-doctoral trainee at Rutgers University in 1965-1966. His career at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln started in 1966 where he was an Assistant Professor of Zoology from 1966-1971. He then advanced to Associate Professor of Zoology, 1971-1974 and served as Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, UN-L from 1970-1972. He was made Professor of Biological Sciences, in August of 1974 and served in that capacity until 2011. He was Director of the Cedar Point Biological Station from 1979-1986 and again from 1993-1999 and Interim Director of the University of Nebraska State Museum from 1984-1986 and 1994-1996.


25.00 Boxes

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Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
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Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States