Alfred E. Emerson

Alfred E. Emerson

Fellow: Awarded 1926
Field of Study: Organismic Biology & Ecology

Competition: US & Canada

University of Pittsburgh

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926–27:

Emerson, Alfred Edwards: Appointed for certain investigations concerned with the problem of the ontogenetic and phylogenetic origin of the castes of termites, principally with Dr. Yngve Sjöstedt, at the Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, with Dr. Nils Holmgren, at the Högskolas Zootomiska Institut, in Stockholm, Sweden, and with Dr. F. Silvestri, at the R. Laboratorio di Entomologia Agraria, in Portici, Italy; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1926.

Born December 31, 1896, at Ithaca, New York. Education: Cornell University, B.S., 1918, M.A., 1920, Ph.D., 1925.

Assistant in Nature Study, Cornell University, 1916–21; Research Assistant, 1919, Research Associate, 1920, and Assistant Director, 1924—in British Guiana—New York Zoological Society; Assistant in Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, 1920; Instructor in Zoology, 1921–23, Assistant Professor, 1923–25, Associate Professor, 1925—, University of Pittsburgh; Instructor in Field Zoology, Biological Laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor, L. I., summer, 1922; Associate Professor in Field Zoology and Entomology, University of Chicago, summer, 1926.

Publications: “A New Termite from the Juan Fernandez Islands; the Natural History of the Juan Fernandez and Easter Island, “ 1923; “The Termites of Kartabo, Bartica District, British Guiana,” 1925.


Photograph credit: John Howard Paine Studio, 1517 H Street, N. W., Washington, D. C.

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