Author:John Merle Coulter

John Merle Coulter

American botanist, founder of the Botanical Gazette

John Merle Coulter


Editorial PositionsEdit

  • Editor, Botanical Gazette, from its foundation, 1875-.
  • Botanical Editor, Proceedings of the National Academy, 1915-.
  • Botanical Editor, New International Encyclopedia, 1913-.
  • Joint Editor of Heredity and Eugenics. Chicago: University Press, 1912.
  • On Editorial Committee of the "University of Chicago Science Series," 1914-.

Book PublicationsEdit

  • Synopsis of the Flora of Colorado (with Thomas Porter and Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden), 1874. (external scan)
  • Handbook of plant dissection. With by Joseph Charles Arthur, 1850-1942; Charles Reid Barnes, 1858-1910 (1886) (external scan)
  • Revision of North American Umbelliferae. With Joseph Nelson Rose, 1862-1928, (1888) (external scan)
  • Manual of Rocky Mountain Botany, 1888, revised, 1909. (external scan)
  • Botany of western Texas. A manual of the phanerograms and pteriodophytes of western Texas, 1891. (external scan)
  • Manual of Texan Botany, 1892-1893.
  • Plant Relations, 1899, third revision, 1910. (external scan)
  • Plant Structures, 1899, second edition, 1904. (external scan)
  • An analytical key to some of the common, wild and cultivated species of flowering plants, 1900 (external scan)
  • Morphology of Spermatophytes, 1901. (external scan)
  • Plant Studies, 1900, second revision 1904. (external scan)
  • Morphology of Angiosperms, (with C. J. Chamberlain), 1903.
  • A Textbook of Botany, 1906. (external scan)
  • Practical nature study and elementary agriculture; a manual for the use of teachers and normal students, 1909. (external scan)
  • New manual of botany of the Central Rocky Mountains, 1909 (external scan)
  • A Text-Book of Botany for Colleges and Universities, two volumes, 1910-1911. (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2)
  • Morphology of Gymnosperms (with C. J. Chamberlain), 1910. (external scan)
  • Practical science, (short work) 1913 (external scan)
  • Plants in General, 1913.
  • Plants in Cultivation, 1913.
  • Elementary Studies in Botany, 1913 (external scan)
  • Fundamentals of Plant-Breeding, 1914. (external scan)
  • The Evolution of Sex in Plants, 1914. (external scan)
  • Evolution, Heredity, and Eugenics. "School Science Series," No. 5, 1916. (external scan)
  • Plant genetics, 1918 (external scan)
  • Nature and Development of Plants, 1918 (external scan)

Journal articlesEdit

  • "Pollen-spores of Tradescantia Virginica" (with J. N. Rose), Botanical Gazette, Vol. 11 (1886).
  • "The Embryogeny of Zamia" (with C. J. Chamberlain), Botanical Gazette, Vol. 35 (1903).
  • "Regeneration of Zamia" (with C. J. Chamberlain), Botanical Gazette, Vol. 38 (1904).
  • "Botany as a Factor in Education", School Review, Vol. 12 (1904).
  • "The Contribution of Germany to Higher Education," University Record, Vol. 13 (1904).
  • "Development of Morphological Conceptions," Science, Vol. 20 (1904).
  • "The Influence of a Teacher's Research Work upon His Teaching of Biology in Secondary Schools," Science and Mathematics, Vol. 5 (1905).
  • "Gametophytes and Embryo of Torreya" (with W. J. G. Land), Botanical Gazette, Vol. 39 (1905).
  • "Principles of Nature Study," Nature-Study Review, Vol. 1 (1905).
  • "Public Interest in Research," Popular Science Monthly, Vol. 67 (1905).
  • "Charles Darwin," Chautauquan, Vol. 45 (1906).
  • "The Scientific Spirit," Educational Bi-Monthly, Vol. 1 (1907).

Articles for The New International EncyclopædiaEdit

Articles in Popular Science MonthlyEdit

Articles for The New Student's Reference WorkEdit

Works about CoulterEdit


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.

The longest-living author of these works died in 1928, so these works are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 94 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.