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Charles Reid Barnes


Charles Reid Barnes 1858-1910 was an American botanist specializing in bryophytes mosses, liverworts and hornworts He was co-editor of the Botanical Gazette for over 25 years

Barnes was born at Madison, Indiana, September 7, 1858 He graduated from Hanover College in 1877, and afterward studied at Harvard University, where he became friends with Asa Gray  After teaching in public schools for a few years, he became professor of botany at Purdue University in 1882  In 1887 he was called to the University of Wisconsin, and for eleven years developed and maintained a vigorous department of botany in that institution In 1898 he became professor of plant physiology at the University of Chicago, and completed twenty-eight years as a university professor  At Hanover College he met John Merle Coulter as his instructor in botany, and from that time they became intimately associated, first as joint editors of the Botanical Gazette, and later as colleagues in the same university

He became a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1884 and a fellow in 1885; was secretary of the botanical section in 1894, secretary of the council in 1895, general secretary in 1896, and vice-president chairman of the botanical section in 1898, giving his retiring address at Columbus in 1899 on “The progress and problems of plant physiology”  He was secretary of the Botanical Society of America from its organization in 1894 to 1898, and became its president in 1903, giving his retiring address at Philadelphia in 1904 on "The theory of respiration"  In 1905 he was a delegate from the botanical section of the American Association to the International Botanical Congress at Vienna

In 1883 Barnes became co-editor of the Botanical Gazette, a position he held for 27 years

Barnes died in Chicago, on February 24, 1910, from injuries sustained in an accidental fall

The standard author abbreviation Barnes is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name[1]

References

  1. ^ IPNI  Barnes 
  • This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Charles Reid Barnes" Botanical Gazette 49 5: 321–324 1910 doi:101086/330201 JSTOR 2466736 
  • Cowles, H C 1910 "Charles Reid Barnes" Science 31 797: 532–533 doi:101126/science31797532 JSTOR 1635892 
  • Howe, Marshall A 1910 "Charles Reid Barnes" The Bryologist 13 3: 66–67 doi:101639/0007-2745191013[66:crb]20co;2 JSTOR 3238523 

External links

  • Works by or about Charles Reid Barnes at Internet Archive


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