Fred Jay Seaver

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Fred Jay Seaver
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Born(1877-03-14)March 14, 1877
Webster County, Iowa
Died December 21, 1970(1970-12-21) (aged 93)
Winter Park, Florida
Residence USA
Nationality American
Known for Taxonomy and life histories of the Discomycetes
Scientific career
Fields Mycology
Author abbrev. (botany) Seaver

Fred Jay Seaver (14 March 1877 – 21 December 1970) was an American mycologist. He worked at the New York Botanical Garden for 40 years, initially as the Director of Laboratories (1908–1911), then as the Curator (1912–1943), and finally as Head Curator (1943–1948). He was also an editor of the journal Mycologia between 1909 and 1947. [1] [2] In 1928, Seaver published North American Cup-fungi (Operculates), which was expanded with a supplement in 1942 and a second volume in 1951, titled North American Cup-fungi (Inoperculates). [3]

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The standard author abbreviation Seaver is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name. [4]

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  1. Rogerson CT. (1973). "Fred Jay Seaver: 1877-1970". Mycologia. 65 (4): 721–24. JSTOR   3758511.
  2. Degener O. (1971). "Fred Jay Seaver, 1877–1970". Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. 98 (3): 172–74.
  3. New York Botanical Garden Mertz Library. "Fred Jay Seaver Records" . Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  4. IPNI.  Seaver.