Rennie Wilbur Doane

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Rennie Wilbur Doane (March 11, 1871 – December 1, 1942), was an American entomologist and zoologist who taught at Stanford University from 1906 to 1937. He studied the taxonomy of dipterans (flies) and wrote several textbooks on insects and economic entomology.[1][2]

Doane was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up in Kansas and Southern California. He entered Stanford University in 1891, graduating with a bachelor's degree in zoology and entomology. He taught zoology and entomology at Washington State College from 1896 to 1901, and was superintendent of the Fisheries Experimental Station in Keyport, Washington, from 1901 to 1903, working mainly in oyster cultivation. He joined the faculty of Stanford in 1906 as instructor, becoming associate professor in 1920 and full professor in 1926.[1] He studied the taxonomy of flies, especially crane flies, of which he described over 150 species.[3]



  1. ^ a b Miller, John M. (1943). "Rennie Wilbur Doane 1871-1942.". Science. 98 (2543): 273–274. doi:10.1126/science.98.2543.273. JSTOR 1669551. PMID 17811488. 
  2. ^ "Rennie Wilbur Doane". Annual Report of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. 38: 92. 1942. OCLC 559832521. 
  3. ^ Byers, G. W. (1976). "Type specimens of Tipulidae described by R.W. Doane in the collection of the California Academy of Sciences". Occasional Papers of the California Academy of Sciences. 124 (124): 1–51. doi:10.5962/bhl.part.12210. 

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