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PAUL B. SEARS - AUTOGRAPH 04/12/1974 - HFSID 71395

PAUL B. SEARS The American ecologist pens his name on this 3½x2 card Signature: “Paul B. Sears/ 12 April, 1974”, in blue ink, 3½x2. Paul Bigelow Sears (1891-1990) was an American ecologist and writer.

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PAUL B. SEARS The American ecologist pens his name on this 3½x2 card Signature: “Paul B. Sears/ 12 April, 1974”, in blue ink, 3½x2. Paul Bigelow Sears (1891-1990) was an American ecologist and writer. Sears attended Ohio Wesleyan University, receiving his undergraduate degree in Zoology and Economics. He continued his education at the University of Nebraska, from which he received his master's degree in Botany (1915). In 1922, Sears received a Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Chicago. Toward the beginning of his research career, Sears published a series of papers on the Natural Vegetation of Ohio. The papers still serve as an important reference for plant ecologists today. In addition, Sears saw the practicality of studying fossil pollen as a way to determine the vegetation and climate in the U.S. in previous time periods. Accordingly, he encouraged other ecologists in the 1920s and 1930 to study fossil pollen in hopes of formulating a more accurate picture of the North American climate during previous ages. The most widely known book published by Sears is Deserts on the March (1988), which was one of the very first books to make ecological principles easier for the average reader to understand. He was also known for publishing the very first reference drawings of Lake Erie basin fossil pollen types. In 1943, Sears spearheaded the publication of a periodical, the “Pollen Analysis Circular”, producing a total of 18 issues. Sears was also named chair of the graduate program in Conservation at Yale University in 1950. From 1954 to 1957 he was a member of the board of trustees of Science Service, which is now known as Society for Science & the Public. Pencil note on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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