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Stanley A. Cain
(from the University of
Stanley Adair Cain was born in
Indiana in 1902. He received his bachelor's degree from
Butler University and his Ph.D. in botany from the
University of Chicago and held teaching positions at Butler,
Indiana University, the University of Tennessee and the
University of Michigan.
In 1950 he joined the University of
Michigan as the Charles Lathrop Pack Professor of
Conservation and Botany and founded the Department of
Conservation, the first such academic department in the
country. He remained at Michigan until his mandatory
retirement in 1972. Cain was called "one of the foremost
thinkers in the field of plant ecology" by William Stapp,
professor emeritus of resource planning and conservation at
the University of Michigan. "What was most significant to me
and many students who worked under him was that he
approached his work from ecological, economic, political and
social perspectives. Everything he did had a very
interdisciplinary perspective -- and that was really new
thinking in the 1950s."
After retirement from University of
Michigan he moved to University of California, Santa Cruz,
where he was chairman of a committee that planned UCSC's
College Eight, which opened in 1972 with an emphasis on
environmental studies. Cain had also served as an
environmental consultant to UCSC founding chancellor, Dean
E. McHenry, before the sprawling 2,000 acre campus opened in
1965. Most recently Cain had served as an adjunct professor
of environmental studies at UCSC.
Cain's academic specialty was
botany, but he was widely acknowledged for pioneering the
study of the relationship between people and the
environment. Partly because of his work, conservation became
an increasing national concern from the 1940s through the
1950s. He was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Interior
for Fish, Wildlife and Parks in 1965 by President Lyndon
Johnson and held the post until 1968. Among his many honors,
Cain was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and
had served as president of both the Ecological Society of
America and the first National Botanical Congress of
America. He was also named a Benjamin Franklin Fellow of the
Royal Society of Arts in London and received the Wildlife
Society's Aldo Leopold Medal and four honorary doctorates.
Cain was also the author of two books, " Foundations of
Plant Geography" and " Manual of Vegation Analysis" and the
author of over 100 articles in scientific journals.
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