Edith Berkely Zoology, Animals, Physiology, Metabolism

Expert in the field of polychaete taxonomy

The Story

Berkely published 46 scientific papers, both alone and with her husband Cyril who was an agricultural chemist. Many of these were about polychaete taxonomy (the classification of marine worms). She also had several organisms named for her. Berkely’s achievements were recognized by UBC which established the Edith Berkely Memorial Lectures in 1969.

Sources: Despite the Odds 1990; Canadian Encyclopedia 2000 ed.

The Person

Birthdate
September 6, 1875
Birthplace
Tulbagh, South Africa
Date of Death
February 25, 1963
Place of Death
Nanaimo, BC
Other Interests
Enthusiastic gardener, collected rhododendron species and developed new species of irises.
Title
Biologist
Office
Nanaimo Biological Station
Status
Deceased
Last Updated
October 9, 2001
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