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Martin Alexander

Martin Alexander, American microbiologist, educator. Recipient Industrial Research 100 award, 1968, Fisher award American Society Microbiology, 1980, Superior Service award United States Department of Agriculture, 1989. Fellow American Academy Microbiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Institute Biotechnology, American Society Agronomy (Soil Science award 1964).

Background

  • Alexander, Martin was born on February 4, 1930 in Newark. Son of Meyer and Sarah (Rubinstein) Alexander.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Rutgers University, 1951. Master of Science, University Wisconsin, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1955.

    Career

    • Assistant professor Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, from 1955, now L.H. Bailey professor. Advisor agencies federal government, Washington, since 1965, United Nations agencies, Kenya, France, Italy, since 1963. Member committees National Academy of Sciences, Washington, since 1971.

      Consultant.

    Works

    • Introduction to Soil Microbiology
    • Characterizes soil microflora from descriptive and functional viewpoints; considers the biological processes that take place in the soil and their importance to soil fertility, plant growth, and environmental quality.
    • Introduction to Soil Microbiology
    • This second edition deals with the microbial populations and species in soil, their interrelationships with one another and the ecological factors of importance to microorganisms in soil.

    Membership

    Fellow American Academy Microbiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Institute Biotechnology, American Society Agronomy (Soil Science award 1964).

    Connections

    • Married Renee Rafaela Wulf, August 26, 1951. Children: Miriam H., Stanley W.
    • father: Meyer Alexander
    • mother: Sarah (Rubinstein) Alexander
    • spouse: Renee Rafaela Wulf
    • children: Miriam H. Alexander
    • Stanley W. Alexander
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    Born February 4, 1930
    Nationality
    • 1951
      Rutgers University
    • 1953
      University Wisconsin
    • 1955
      University Wisconsin