Bohumil Shimek

25 June 1861 – 1937

Born: Shueyvillle, Iowa.

Died: Iowa City, Iowa.

Occupation: Botanist. Conchologist. Prof. of Botany, University of Nebraska, 1888-1919. Exchange Prof., University of Prague, 1913-14.

Education: C.E., University of Louisiana, 1883; M.S., University of Louisiana, 1902; Honorary Ph.D., University of Prague, 1919.

Societies / Service: Member, AAAS; Fellow, Geological Society of America; President, Iowa Academy of Science.


Collection Deposition: Loess Collection left ot USNM.

Research Interests:


Data from: Abbott, R.T., and M.E. Young (eds.). 1973. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors and biographies of early American mollusk workers born between 1618 and 1900. American Malacologists, Falls Church, Virginia. Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia. 494 pp.

Other References:

Partial Bibliography

Shimek, B. 1888. Margaritana hildrethiana. Conchologists Exchange 2:114.

Shimek, B. 1888. The Mollusca of eastern Iowa. Iowa University Natural History Bulletin 1(1):56-81.

Shimek, B. 1913. A new Succinea. Bulletin of the Laboratories of Natural History of the State University of Iowa 6(4):??

Shimek, B. 1921. Mollusks of the McGregor, Iowa region. Iowa Conservationist 5:1.

Shimek, B. 1930. Pleistocene and recent mollusks. Nautilus 44(2):37-41.

Shimek, B. 1935. The effect of pollution on mollusks in Iowa. Nautilus 48(4):109-111.