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J.E. Weaver, Botany Papers

Title: J.E. Weaver, Botany Papers

Creator: Weaver, John E. (John Ernest), 1884-1966

Dates: 1917-1963

Quantity: 2 boxes (0.8 linear feet)

Collection Number: RG 12-07-13

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: J.E. Weaver, Botany Papers (RG 12-07-13). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.


Born in Villisca, Iowa, on 5 May 1884, John Ernst Weaver attended the University of Nebraska and received a B.Sc. in 1909 and an A.M. in 1911. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1916. Weaver worked at Washington State College as an instructor of botany in 1912-1913 and as an assistant professor in 1913-1914, and at the University of Minnesota as an instructor of botany from 1914-1915. Weaver came to the University of Nebraska in 1915 as Assistant Professor of Botany. Beginning in 1917, Weaver served at the University as Professor of Plant Ecology until he retired as professor emeritus in 1952. He published numerous articles on botany and plant ecology and became a world-renowned authority on grasses. He participated in various professional associations including the Botanical Society of America, the Ecological Society of America, and the Nebraska Academy of Sciences. Weaver died in Lincoln, Nebraska, on 8 June 1966.

Scope and Content:

The Weaver Papers consist of original publications and reprints of articles written by Weaver. The majority of the publications focus on prairie grasses and grassland climates and include topics such as the composition, degeneration, and regeneration of prairie grasses, the effects of drought and cattle on grasslands, and the root development of midwestern grasses. The papers also contain several bibliographies of Weaver's work, biographical materials, and photographs of Weaver and selected grass seed plants.


Weaver, John E. (John Ernest), 1884-1966


Grasses - Nebraska

Plant ecology

Prairie ecology -- Nebraska

Container List: Box 1. Folder 1. Publications, 1915-1922 Box 1. Folder 2. Publications, 1923-1929 Box 1. Folder 3. Publications, 1930-1934 Box 1. Folder 4. Publications, 1935 Box 1. Folder 5. Publications, 1936 Box 1. Folder 6. Publications, 1939 Box 2. Folder 1. Publications, 1940-1941 Box 2. Folder 2. Publications, 1942-1943 Box 2. Folder 3. Publications, 1944-1945 Box 2. Folder 4. Publications, 1946-1949 Box 2. Folder 5. Publications, 1950-1953 Box 2. Folder 6. Publications, 1954-1963 Box 2. Folder 7. Bibliographies Box 2. Folder 8. Graduate degrees supervised Box 2. Folder 9. Biographical materials Box 2. Folder 10. Photographs Box 3. Folder 1. Root distribution chart, upland true prairie species (oversize) Box 3. Folder 2. Root distribution chart, lowland true prairie species (oversize)
Related Material and Resources: Weaver, J.E., Frank C. Jean and John W. Crist. Development and Activities of Roots of Crop Plants; A Study in Crop Ecology. Washington, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1922. __________. Ecological Relations of Roots. Washington, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1919. __________and F.W. Albertson. Grasslands of the Great Plains: Their Nature and Use. Lincoln, Neb., Johnsen Pub. Co. [1956]. __________. Native Vegetation of Nebraska. Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press [1965]. __________. North American Prairie. Lincoln, Neb., Johnsen Pub. Co. [1954]. __________and Frederic E. Clements. Plant Ecology. New York [etc.] McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1929. __________. Prairie Plants and Their Environment; a Fifiy-year Study in the Midwest. Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press [1968]. __________. Root Development in the Grassland Formation, a Correlation of Root Systems of Native Vegetation and Crop Plants. Washington, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1920. __________. Study of Amygdalus Persica. Unpublished thesis, 1910. __________. A Study of the Vegetation of Southeastern Washington and Adjacent Idaho. Lincoln, Neb., 1917.

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