BABCOCK, Ernest Brown

Ernest Brown Babcock

BABCOCK, Ernest Brown (1877-1954), Wisconsin-born botanist, plant breeder, and author of Genetics in Relation to Agriculture, Brown spent about a month collecting botanical specimens on Santa Catalina Island in the spring of 1901. He served on the faculty at Berkeley from 1908 until his retirement in 1947. His island specimens are on deposit at the University of California herbarium.


  • 1958. G. Leydard Stebbins Ernest Brown Babcock (1877-1954). A Biographical Memoir Washington: National Academy of Sciences, (1958)


  • 1923. Millspaugh & Nuttall Flora of Santa Catalina Island, 1923




Island Collections~
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Catalina Island Ernest B. Babcock UCB Spring 1901 UC-146916 Crossosoma californicum Plants
Santa Catalina Island Ernest B. Babcock UCB Spring 1901 UC-147234 Scrophularia villosa Plants
Santa Catalina Island Ernest B. Babcock UCB Spring 1901 UC-147667 Solanum wallacei Plants
Santa Catalina Island Ernest B. Babcock UCB Spring 1901 UC-147668 Solanum wallacei Plants