Albert William Herre

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Albert William Christian Theodore Herre
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Born (1868-09-16)September 16, 1868
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Died January 16, 1962(1962-01-16) (aged 93)
Santa Cruz, California, U.S.
Residence U.S., Philippines
Citizenship Flag of the United States.svg American
Nationality Flag of the United States.svg American
Fields ichthyology, lichenology, ecology
Institutions Bureau of Science in Manila, Stanford University, University of Washington
Alma mater Stanford University
Known for description of many new Philippine fish species
Author abbrev. (botany) Herre
Author abbrev. (zoology) Herre

Albert William Christian Theodore Herre (September 16, 1868 - January 16, 1962) was an American ichthyologist and lichenologist.[1]

Herre was born in 1868 in Toledo, Ohio.

He was an alumnus of Stanford University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in botany in 1903. Herre also received a master's degree and a Ph.D. from Stanford, both in ichthyology.

He died in Santa Cruz, California in 1962.[2]

Work in the Philippines[edit]

Albert W. Herre was perhaps best known for his taxonomic work in the Philippines, where he was the Chief of Fisheries of the Bureau of Science in Manila from 1919 to 1928. While in the Philippine Islands (which were still owned by the United States at the time), Herre was responsible for discovering and describing many new species of fish.[3]

Selected works[edit]

  • Herre, A. W. (1927). "Gobies of the Philippines and the China sea". The Philippine Bureau of Science, Monographic Publications on Fishes (Manila:Bureau of Printing) 23: 78. 
  • Herre, A. W. (1925). "Notes on Philippine Sharks, II. The great white shark, the whale shark, and the cat sharks and their allies in the Philippines". Philippine Journal of Fisheries (Manila:Bureau of Printing) 26 (1): 113–129. 
  • Herre, A. W. (1924). "Distribution of the true fresh-water fishes in Philippines I: The Philippine Cyprinidae". Philippine Journal of Science (Manila:Bureau of Printing) 24 (3): 249–307. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wiggins, Ira L. (1962). "Albert William Christian Theodore Herre (1868-1962)". The Bryologist (American Bryological and Lichenological Society) 65 (4): 268–277. doi:10.1639/0007-2745(1962)65[268:AWCTH]2.0.CO;2. JSTOR 3240725. 
  2. ^ Abdoun, Hany. "Albert William Christian Theodore Herre". Special Collections - Biographical Sketch. California Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on 2007-06-14. Retrieved 2007-01-31. 
  3. ^ Pietsch, T. W.; W. D. Anderson, Jr. (editors) (1997). "Albert William Christian Theodore Herre (1868-1962): A brief autobiography and a bibliography of his ichthyological and fishery science publications, with a foreword by George S. Myers(1905-1985); Collection Building in Ichthyology and Herpetology". American Society of Ichthyology and Herpetology, Special Publications 3: 351–366.