Richard E. Schultes

Fellow: Awarded 1942

Field of Study: Plant Sciences

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 01-12-1915

Died: 04-10-2001

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42:

SCHULTES, RICHARD EVANS.  Appointed for studies of economic aspects of the flora of southern Colombia and the adjacent parts of Ecuador; an ethnobotanical study of the useful plants, cultivated and wild, among Indian tribes of the same area; tenure, twelve months from October 1, 1942 (postponed).

Born January 12, 1915, Boston.  Education:  Harvard University, A.B., 1937, A.M., 1938, Ph.D., 1941.

Herbarium Assistant, Summer, 1940, Research Associate, 1941–42, Harvard Botanical Museum; Supervisor in Biology, 1940–41, Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges; Junior member, Rockefeller Foundation Agricultural Survey of Mexico, Summer, 1941; National Research Council Fellow for studies and field work in Colombia, 1941–42; Collaborator, U. S. Department of Agriculture, 1941–42.

Publications:  Articles in Botanical Museum Leaflets of Harvard University, El México Antiguo, American Anthropologist, American Orchid Society Bulletin, Journal of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America, Anales del Instituo de Biología (Mexico), Caldasia.

AWARDS WON

National Academy of Sciences , 1971