Edith Gertrude Schwartz Clements
(1874 - 1971)
Edith Gertrude Schwartz Clements was active/lived in District Of Columbia, California. Edith Clements is known for botanical illustration, wildflowers and floral landscape, author.
Biography Edith Gertrude Schwartz Clements
Clements, Edith Gertrude Schwartz
(1874 Albany, New York-1971 La Jolla, California)
A botanical artist, ecologist, writer and teacher, Edith Clements became in 1904 the first woman at the University of Nebraska to earn a Ph.D. In 1900, she married Frederic Edward Clements, and from marriage until Frederic’s death in 1945, the couple worked closely together to determine the relationship of plants to environment and to establish a correlation between Darwin’s evolutionary theory of animals to evolutionary theories of plants they were developing. With Edith doing illustrations and assisting in research and both doing writing, they produced many publications including Adaptation and Origin in the Plant World: The Role of Environm
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