Willem Marius Docters van Leeuwen

Geslacht: Man
Vader: Willem Joannes Julius Docters van Leeuwen
Moeder: Maria Johanna Gerrardina Vogelpoot
Geboren: 16 MRT 1880 Batavia
Overleden: 25 Feb 1960 Leersum
Beroep: doctor plant- en dierkunde
Aantekeningen: Memberships:
Koninklijke Nederlandsche Akademie van Wetenschappen
Correspondent "Afdeling Natuurkunde" / (resigned): 13-5-1916 - 05-09-1932
Biologist who was educated at Amsterdam University, where he took his Ph.Dr’s degree in 1907; entomologist in the employ of the General Experiment Station at Salatiga (Centr. Java), 1908-09; teacher of natural history at secondary schools at Semarang (1909-15) and Bandoeng (1915-18; besides Director); Director of the Botanic Gardens at Buitenzorg (1918-32) and besides (1926-32) Extraordinary Professor at the Medical College, Batavia. When pensioned off in 1932, he returned to Holland, and settled at Leersum. After some years he was appointed University Lecturer at Amsterdam and in 1942 Professor.
During his term of office in Java, his studies especially covered the field of general biology, viz Zoocecidia, symbiosis of ants and plants, flower biology, seed dispersal, investigations on the mountain flora and the succession in the new vegetation of the isle of Krakatau.1
He was an excellent photographer; his negatives are deposited at the Buitenzorg Botanic Gardens. Several plants were named after him.

Gezin 1

Huwelijkspartner: Jenny Reijnvaan geb. 1841 overl. 20 MRT 1932
Huwelijk: 22 Aug 1907 Bloemendaal