Joseph Beal Steere
|Joseph Beal Steere|
Professor Joseph Beal Steere
|Born||9 February 1842
Lenawee County, Michigan
|Died||7 December 1940
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
Steere was born in Rollin, Michigan. He received a B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1868 and a B. of Law in 1870. From 1870-1873 he traveled in South America, China and Taiwan. He went on another scientific expedition to the Philippines and the Moluccas from 1874-1875. He returned to Michigan to teach zoology and was a professor of Zoology there from 1876 until 1893, when he was forced to resign by the university regents.
He married Helen Buzzard on 30 September 1879.
Steere described a number of new birds. He is commemorated in the names of a number of birds, including Steere's liocichla Liochicla steerii, wattled broadbill Eurylaimus steerii, black-hooded coucal Centropus steerii and azure-breasted pitta Pitta steerii.
One of his manuscript, Formosa and its inhabitants, deposited in Bentley Historical Library in University of Michigan was translated into Chinese and published in 2009.
- Steere, J. B., 1903. Narrative of a visit to Indian tribes of the Purus River, Brazil. A. Rept. U. S. natl Mus., Washington, D. C. 1903: 359-393.
- Steere, J. B., 1927. The archeology of the Amazon. Univ. Michigan off. Publs 29 (9, Pt. 2): 20-26.
- Steere, J. B., 1949. Tribos do Purus. Sociologia, São Paulo 11 (2): 64-78, 212-222.
- Nationaal Herbarium Nederland
- Reed University
- Hubbell, T. H., . The University of Michigan Beal-Steere Expedition, 1870-1875. Itinerary and chronology of Joseph Beal Steere's first expedition. [www.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/birds/collcom.html].
- Marquis, A. N., ed., 1918. Who's who in America. A biographical dictionary of living men and women of the United States. Vol. 10. A. N. Marquis and Co., Chicago. p. 2574.
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