• Creator
  • Wilsmer, James United States. Dept. of Agriculture
  • Created Date
  • 1909
  • Description
  • Trevor Kincaid received his Bachelor's degree from the UW in 1899 and his M.A. degree from Harvard in 1901. Shortly thereafter, the UW established individual departments for zoology and botany, and Kincaid joined the faculty as a professor of zoology. Over the years, Kincaid discovered many new species and played a key role in the development of local natural resources. A history of the UW zoology department prepared by Melville Hatch in 1936 ... more
    Trevor Kincaid received his Bachelor's degree from the UW in 1899 and his M.A. degree from Harvard in 1901. Shortly thereafter, the UW established individual departments for zoology and botany, and Kincaid joined the faculty as a professor of zoology. Over the years, Kincaid discovered many new species and played a key role in the development of local natural resources. A history of the UW zoology department prepared by Melville Hatch in 1936 lists some 47 plants and animals named after Kincaid. Insects were Kincaid's early passion. "He served with such success as entomologist on the Harriman Alaska Expedition in 1899 that he was selected in 1908 and 1909 by L. O. Howard, chief of the Bureau of Entomology, to make trips to Japan and southwestern Russia for parasites of the gipsy-moth," writes Hatch. "The chalcid fly, Schedius kuvanae Howard, which was introduced from Japan as a result of Kincaid's investigation, has proven one of the most valuable parasitic enemies of the... less
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