Warren R. Cothran (1938-1980) served as Professor of Entomology at the University of
California, Davis from 1968-1980. His papers contain several of his articles as well as his course materials for
Entomology 104. Also included are 35mm color slides that Cothran photographed and used for the plant ecology
unit of his Entomology 104 course. The majority of the slides were taken in California with several images from
New York, Arizona, and Mexico.
Warren Roderic Cothran (1938-1980) received a B.A. in Biological Sciences and a teaching credential from San
Jose State College in 1962 and a Ph.D in Entomology from Cornell University in 1967. He joined the Department of
Entomology at the University of California, Davis in 1968 as an Assistant Professor of Entomology and Assistant
Entomologist in the Experiment Station. Cothran's research focused on the control of the insect pests of
alfalfa, especially the alfalfa weevil.
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