Francis (Frank) Wall Oliver
|University College London, London, United Kingdom|
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(1864 - 1951)
The summer of 1885 he spent at Bonn under Strasburger and there his association with A. F. W. Schimper and H. Schenck, the plant geographers, was the starting point of his interests in ecology. The following summer found him at Tübingen where Pfeffer, the then outstanding figure in plant physiology, set him the task of studying the phenomena of irritability in floral organs, especially the contractile stigmas of. Mimulus glutinosus which formed the subject of a paper in 1887