R. B. Harvey

R. B. Harvey

Fellow: Awarded 1927
Field of Study: Plant Sciences
Fellow: Awarded 1928
Field of Study: Plant Sciences

Competition: US & Canada

University of Minnesota

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

Harvey, Rodney Beecher: Appointed for an investigation of the effects of low temperatures on plants, principally at the Low Temperature Station for Research in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Cambridge University, England, and for a survey of work on the winter hardiness of plants at the Sveriges Utädesförening, of Svalof, Sweden, and the Institut de Botanique Appliquée et d’Amélioration des Plantes at Leningrad, U. S. S. R.; tenure, twelve months from July 1, 1927.

Born May 26, 1890, at Monroeville, Indiana. Education: Purdue University, Ph.C., 1912; University of Michigan, B.S., 1915; University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1918.

Assistant in Plant Physiology, University of Michigan, 1914–15; Fellow in Botany, University of Chicago, 1917; Plant Physiologist, U. S. Department of Agriculture, 1915–20; Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology and Botany, 1920–21; Associate Professor of Plant Physiology and Botany, 1921—, University of Minnesota.

Publications: “Hardening Process in Plants and Developments from Frost Injury,” 1918; “Growth of Plants in Artificial Light,” 1922; “Chemical Ripening of Fruits and Vegetables with Ethylene,” 1927; articles in Journal of Agriculture Research, Botanical Gazette, American Journal of Botany, Plant Physiology, Science, Ecology, Journal of the American Chemical Society, and bulletins of the Bureau of Plant Industry, U. S. Department of Agriculture, and Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station.


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