Charles Duncan Michener

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Charles Duncan Michener
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Charles D. Michener at home, 2015
Born(1918-09-22)September 22, 1918
Pasadena, California, U.S.
DiedNovember 1, 2015(2015-11-01) (aged 97)
Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.
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

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]

References[change | change source]

  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 books[change | change source]

  • 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.