E. Lucy Braun was a prominent botanist, ecologist, and expert on the forests of the eastern United States who was a professor of the University of Cincinnati. She was the first woman to be elected President of the Ecological Society of America, in 1950. She was an environmentalist before the term was popularized, and a pioneering woman in her field, winning many awards for her work.
|Born||April 19, 1889, Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Died||March 05, 1971, Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Resting place||Spring Grove Cemetery|
|Institutions||University of Cincinnati|
|Alma mater||University of Cincinnati|
|Thesis||The Physiographic Ecology of the Cincinnati Region|
|Other academic advisors||Henry C. Cowles, Nevin M. Fenneman|
|Known for||expert on Eastern US forests|
|Notable awards||Mary Soper Pope Memorial Award in Botany, Certificate of Merit of the Botanical Society of America, Ohio Conservation Hall of Fame|
|Author abbrev. (botany)||E.L.Braun|
Pioneering botanist and ecologist remembered for her expertise on the forests of the eastern region of the United States. She published more than 180 articles on the subject as well as seminal books like 1950's Deciduous Forests of Eastern North America.
She earned a PhD from the University of Cincinnati and later taught Ecology at the school.
She broke down many gender barriers of her time, becoming the first woman to serve as the President of the Ecological Society of America.
She never married and had no children. Her sister Annette was the first woman ever to earn a PhD from the University of Cincinnati.
She and Bonnie Templeton are two of America's most famous female botanists.
University of Cincinnati faculty. Women botanists. University of Cincinnati alumni