Wells, B. W. (Bertram Whittier), 1884-1978

Biographical Note:
Bertram Whittier Wells received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1917. He arrived in North Carolina in 1919 to head the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology (known today as the Department of Plant Biology) at North Carolina State College. Wells taught at NC State until 1954, leading generations of students on field trips, publishing regularly, and giving numerous presentations about the ecology of North Carolina. As North Carolina’s first Plant Ecologist, his work was devoted to documenting the native plants of North Carolina.
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