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Biographical entry Clark, Hubert Lyman (1870 - 1947)

Born
9 January 1870
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America
Died
31 July 1947
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Occupation
Zoologist

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Hubert Lyman Clark worked at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University from 1905, spending 1910-26 as curator of echinoderms.

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Born Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America, 9 January 1870. Died Cambridge, Massachusetts, 31 July 1947. Educated Amherst College (AB 1892) and Johns Hopkins University (PhD 1897). Professor of biology, Olivet College, Michigan 1899-1905; Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University from 1905, curator of echnioderms 1910-27, curator of marine invertebrates and associate professor of zoology from 1927; acting associate professor, Stanford University, California 1936; research associate, Hancock University of Southern California 1946-47. Made collecting expeditions to Australia in 1913, 1929 and 1932 and published a number of papers as a result, the most significant being "The echinoderm fauna of Australia" (1946) in which he recorded all known species (including fossils) and discussed the origins and composition of the fauna in relation to adjacent areas. W.B. Clarke Memorial Medal 1947.

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