McDougal, Daniel Trembly

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Biographical History

Daniel Trembly MacDougal (1865-1958) was born in Liberty, Indiana, in 1865. He received his master's at DePauw University in 1894, and went on to receive his PhD from Purdue University. He also did post-doctoral studies in Leipzig and Tubingen. He went on to work at the U.S. Department of Agriculture to collect specimens in Idaho and Arizona during the summer of 1891-1892. He taught plant physiology at the University of Minnesota from 1893 to 1899. He left the University to work at the New York Botanical Garden, where he worked for seven years. While working at the Botanical Garden he was part of a committee to establish a tropical search laboratory. That led to the establishment of the Plant Desert Laboratory in Tucson, Arizona, in 1905. MacDougal was appointed director of the laboratory. In 1909, he established a coastal botanical laboratory in Carmel, California, and he became known as the expert of Monterey pines. He later became director of Botanical Research at the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C. He remained there until his retirement in 1933.

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  • New York botanical garden: He worked for the New York Botanical Garden.
  • Carnegie Institution of Washington: He became director of Botanical Research at the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C.

Birth Date

1865

Death Date

1958

Topic

Botany

Form/Genre

Personal name

Occupation

Botanists