William Alfred Weber

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William Alfred Weber
BornNovember 16, 1918
EducationIowa State (B.S. of Botany 1940, M.A. of Botany 1942) Washington State (PhD. 1946)
Known forBotanist and Lichenologist

William Alfred Weber (born November 16, 1918), is Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and former curator of the University of Colorado Museum Herbarium (Index Herbariorum designation COLO). He earned his Master's in 1942 and PHD in 1945, both at Washington State University and began teaching at Colorado in 1946.[1][2][3] In 2018 he was awarded a lifetime achievement award from the American Bryological and Lichenological Society (ABLS).[4]


William Alfred Weber was born on November 16, 1918, and grew up in New York City.[6]

Lichens named by William A. Weber[edit]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Weber, W. A. 1946. A taxonomic and cytological study of the Wyethia, family Compositae, with notes on the related genus Balsamorhiza. Amer. Midl. Nat. 35:400-452.
  • Weber, W. A. 1950. Recent additions to the flora of Colorado. Univ. Colorado Stud., Ser. Biol. 1:46-50.
  • Weber, W. A. 1958. Rediscovery of Neoparrya. Rhodora 60:265-271.
  • Weber, W. A. 1959. Some features of the distribution of Arctic relicts at their austral limits. Proc. IX Internat. Bot. Congr. 2:425-426.
  • Weber, W. A. 1962. Environmental modifications and the taxonomy of the crustose lichens. Sv. Bot. Tidskr. 56:293-333.
  • Weber, W. A. 1963. Additions to the bryophyte flora of Colorado. Bryologist 66:192-200.
  • Weber, W. A. 1967. A synopsis of the North American species of Cyphelium. Bryologist 70:197-203.
  • Weber, W. A. 1976. Rocky Mountain Flora. 5th edition. Colorado Assoc., Univ. Press.
  • Weber, W. A. and G. Argus. 1986. Salix lanata ssp. calcicola in Colorado. Madroño 33:148-149..
  • Weber, W. A. 1987B. Colorado Flora: Western Slope. Colorado Assoc. Univ. Press.
  • Weber, W. A. 1987. Noteworthy collections, Colorado. Bryum blindii BSG. Madroño 29:246.
  • Weber, W. A. Lichenes Exsiccati distributed by the University of Colorado Museum, Fasc. 17-18, Nos. 641-700.
  • Weber, W. A. (1997). King of Colorado Botany: Charles Christopher Parry, 1823-1890. Niwot, CO: Univ. Press of Colorado. ISBN 0-87081-431-1.
  • Colbridge, J. N., and W. A. Weber. 1998. A Rocky Mountain Lichen Primer. University Press of Colorado, Niwot, Colorado.


  1. ^ "Impressions of the Linnaeus Apostles' Achievements". IK Foundation. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Mary Jane Campbell, “Naturalist Weber Honored for Lifetime Achievement,” University of Colorado, October 30, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  3. ^ Monograph Series - Latin American Studies Center, Michigan State University. Latin American Studies Center, Michigan State University. 1977.
  4. ^ Tripp, Erin A.; Hogan, Timothy M. (October 2018). "William A. Weber Receives ABLS Lifetime Achievement Awards". Evansia. 35 (3): 106–109. doi:10.1639/0747-9859-35.3.106. ISSN 0747-9859.
  5. ^ IPNI.  W.A.Weber.
  6. ^ "Weber, William Alfred - biography". www.anbg.gov.au. Retrieved 2019-01-21.