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Emma Lucy Braun

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
Nationality United States
Fields botany, ecology
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

About Emma Lucy 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.

Emma Lucy Braun before fame

She earned a PhD from the University of Cincinnati and later taught Ecology at the school.

Achievement of Emma Lucy Braun

She broke down many gender barriers of her time, becoming the first woman to serve as the President of the Ecological Society of America.

Emma Lucy Braun family life

She never married and had no children. Her sister Annette was the first woman ever to earn a PhD from the University of Cincinnati.

Associations of Emma Lucy Braun

She and Bonnie Templeton are two of America's most famous female botanists.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Emma Lucy Braun

University of Cincinnati faculty. Women botanists. University of Cincinnati alumni

Latest information about Emma Lucy Braun updated on July 25 2021.