Aaron J. Sharp

Fellow: Awarded 1944

Field of Study: Plant Sciences

Fellow: Awarded 1945

Field of Study: Plant Sciences

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 07-29-1904

Died: 11-16-1997

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:

SHARP, AARON JOHN. Appointed for a study of the correlations between the plants of the Southern Appalachians and the temporate floras of the mountains and highlands of Mexico and Central America, with particular reference to the bryophytes; tenure, twelve months from June 1, 1944.

Born July 29, 1904, Union County, Ohio. Education:  Ohio Wesleyan University, A.B., 1927; University of Oklahoma, M.S., 1929; Ohio State University, Ph.D., 1938.

Assistant in Botany, 1928–29, University of Oklahoma; Instructor in Botany, 1929–37, Assistant Professor, 1937–40, Associate Professor, 1940—, University of Tennessee. Visiting Instructor, University of West Virginia, Summers, 1939 to 1941; Botanist, Tennessee Valley Authority, Summer, 1933; Botanist Technician, Summer, 1934, and Ranger Naturalist, Summers, 1939 to 1941, National Park Service.

Publications:  Articles in Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, Bryologist, American Fern Journal, Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, Claytonia, Rhodora, Journal of the Southern Appalachian Botanical Club, Castanea, American Midland Naturalist, Annals, Bryologici, Tennessee Garden Club Yearbook, Journal of the New York Botanical Garden, Botanical Gazette, Chronica Botanica. Contributor to Moss Flora of North America North of Mexico, 1934, 1936.