Henry Chandler Cowles

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Birthday
27, 1869
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Sep 12, 1939 (70)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
27, 1869
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Sep 12, 1939 (70)

About

Remembered for his early contributions to the field of ecology, Cowles is particularly known for important research he conducted at the Indiana Dunes. Also a botanist, he penned works titled Plant Societies of Chicago and Vicinity (1901) and Text-Book of Botany (1910).

Before Fame

After studying at Oberlin College, he received his doctorate from the University of Chicago.

Trivia

One of the sites of Cowles' ecological research was renamed Cowles Bog as a tribute to him.

Family Life

He spent his early days in Kensington, Connecticut, and later lived and worked in Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana.

Associated With

Cowles was a founding member of the Ecological Society of America, an organization that was later headed by scientist Emma Braun.