Shapley, Harlow (1885-1972)
2 November 1885|
20 October 1972 (aged 86)|
He was an astronomer with a lifetime interest in the study of ants.
Shapley’s alert and inquisitive nature led him to still other investigations on Mount Wilson. For example, he discovered a quantitative linear relation between temperature and the running speed of ants on the mountain, and he was always particularly proud of his five technical papers on ants in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Psyche, and Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. Altogether, during his seven years at Mount Wilson he published over 100 papers.
- Shapley, H. 1919. Notes on the Formicidae of Mount Wilson. Bull. Ecol. Soc. of America 5, 417-423
- Shapley, H. 1920a. Note on pterergates in the Californian harvester ant. Psyche (Cambridge) 27:72-74. [1920-08] 128592 Stamp date in MCZ library: 1920.09.18. PDF
- Shapley, H. 1920b. Preliminary report on pterergates in Pogonomyrmex californicus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 6:687-690. [1920-12-15] 128593 PDF
- Shapley, H. 1920c. Thermokinetics of Liometopum Apiculatum Mayr. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , Vol. 6, No. 4 (Apr. 15, 1920), pp. 204-211PDF