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Charles Duncan Michener

American entomologist

Charles Duncan Michener (September 22, 1918 – November 1, 2015) was an American entomologist.[1] He was born in Pasadena, California. He was a leading expert on bees, his magnum opus being The Bees of the World.[2]

Charles Duncan Michener
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Charles D. Michener at home, 2015
Born(1918-09-22)September 22, 1918
DiedNovember 1, 2015(2015-11-01) (aged 97)
NationalityFlag of the United States.svg American
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Scientific career
Fieldsentomology
InstitutionsUniversity of Kansas
ThesisComparative External Morphology, Phylogeny, and a Classification of the Bees (1942)
Doctoral advisorEdward Oliver Essig
Doctoral studentsPaul R. Ehrlich

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Charles Michener". University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  2. Alan Weisman (2013). Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?.

His booksEdit

  • Michener, C. D. (1974). The Social Behavior of the Bees. Harvard University Press. 404 pp.
  • Michener, C. D. (2000). The Bees of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press. 913 pp.