Steere, Joseph Beal, 1842-1940

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Biographical History

Joseph Beal Steere (1842-1940) was born in Rollin, Michigan. He studied and worked in the fields of zoology and paleontology, and was a professor at the University of Michigan. He received his bachelor's degree from Michigan University in 1968, and an honorary Ph.D. in 1875. He participated on several expeditions in conjunction with the State Museum of Michigan (1870-1875), and the University of Michigan (1876-1893). During these years he conducted field work in South America (Amazon), and Asia, including China, the Philippines, and Moluccas. He collected specimens for the Smithsonian Institution, 1901.

Source

  • Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. (2012). Joseph Beal Steere Papers. Retrieved January 19, 2012 from http://quod.lib.umich.edu/b/bhlead/umich-bhl-85831?subview=standard;view=reslist
  • Stephenson, Samuel. (1999). Reed Institute, Formosa, Joseph Beal Steere. Retrieved January 19, 2012 from http://academic.reed.edu/formosa/texts/steerebio.html

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University of Michigan: He participated on several expeditions in conjunction with the University of Michigan (1876-1893).

Birth Date

1842

Death Date

1940

Topic

Naturalists

Form/Genre

Personal name

Occupation

Naturalists