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Jean H. Langenheim: 90 years of learning and discovery

Jean H. Langenheim is a distinguished ecologist and educator who has performed interdisciplinary research in the fields of plant ecology, paleobotany, and ethnobotany. The first woman to be promoted to full professor at the University of California Santa Cruz, Langenheim was also the first female faculty member in the natural sciences at UCSC, and served as a pioneering woman leader in a variety of scientific organizations.

For more biographical informaiton, see Langenheim's 2010 memoir, The Odyssey of a Woman Field Scientist: A Story of Passion, Persistence, and Patience. In addition, Langenheim's biobibliography includes a full listing of her academic history, publications, professional activity, and more: Jean H. Langenheim biobibliography.

This exhibit features images from the Jean H. Langenheim Papers at the UCSC Library Special Collections & Archives, and was created in celebration of Langenheim's 90th birthday in September of 2015.