Carl Friedrich Warnstorf

Carl Friedrich Warnstorf (2 December 1837 in Sommerfeld – 28 February 1921 in Berlin-Friedenau) was a German educator and bryologist specializing in sphagnum studies.

Carl Friedrich Warnstorf
Born(1837-12-02)December 2, 1837
DiedFebruary 28, 1921(1921-02-28) (aged 83)
NationalityGerman
Scientific career
FieldsBryology

He received his education at the teaching seminar in Neuzelle (1855-1858), afterwards working as a school teacher in Arnswalde (1859 to 1867) and Neuruppin (1867 to 1899). Following retirement from teaching he settled in Berlin. In 1917 he was awarded with the title of professor. During World War II his herbarium of 30,000 items was destroyed in the midst of the bombing of Berlin (1943).[1]

The genus Warnstorfia was named in his honor by bryologist Leopold Loeske (1865-1935).[2]

Published worksEdit

He was editor of the section on Sphagnales-Sphagnaceae in Adolf Engler's Das Pflanzenreich.[1][3] The following are some of Warnstorf's principal works:

  • Die Europäischen Torfmoose, Berlin. 152 S. (1881) - European sphagnum.
  • Zur Bryo-Geographie des Russischen Reiches (1913-14) - Bryo-geography of the Russian Reich.
  • Bryophyta (Sphagnales-Bryales-Hepaticae) — In: Adolf Pascher's "Die Süsswasser-Flora Deutschlands, Österreichs und der Schweiz". 14: 222 S. (with Wilhelm Mönkemeyer and Victor Félix Schiffner), 1914 - Bryophyta (Sphagnales-Bryales-Hepaticae).
  • Pottia-Studien als Vorarbeiten zu einer Monographie des Genus "Pottia Ehrh." sens. str. — Hedwigia 58: 35–152. (1916) - Studies of the genus Pottia.[1][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Geschichte der Bryologie in der Schweiz (short biography)
  2. ^ Bryophyte Flora of North America Warnstorfia
  3. ^ WorldCat Title Das Pflanzenreich : regni vegetabilis conspectus, Sphagnales-Sphagnaceae (Sphagnologia universalis)
  4. ^ WorldCat Search (published works)
  5. ^ IPNI.  Warnst.