Henry Shoemaker Conard Photo

Henry Shoemaker Conard

Born: Sep 12, 1874

Death: Oct 7, 1971

Birthplace: Philadelphia

Nationality: United States

Henry Shoemaker Conard

Date of Birth : Sep 12, 1874
Date of Death : Oct 7, 1971
Birth Place : Philadelphia

Henry Shoemaker Conard was a leading authority on bryophytes and water lilies, as well as an early advocate of environmental preservation. From 1906 to 1955, Professor Conard worked at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. In 1954, he became the first to receive the Eminent Ecologist Award from the Ecological Society of America, an award that has continued annually ever since. In 1969, Grinnell acquired a 365-acre plot of cropland and established the Conard Environmental Research Area, in recognition of the legacy of the longtime professor.

Awards Won


  • Eminent Ecologist Award
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