Grant D. Darker Graduate Scholarship in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Dooks Darker was born in 1898, a native of Streetsville, Ontario. He graduated,
B.A. 1922 University College and Faculty of Arts and Science, and received his
M.A. 1945, University of Toronto. Grant received a prestigious Sheldon
Fellowship at Harvard University. Grant Darker completed his Ph.D. Harvard
University 1931 and spent most of his career in the United States.
fungi extensively in North America and Europe, especially the fungi of
conifers. In 1967 he published an extensive revision of the genera of
Hypodermataceae. Dr. Darker had a long period (40’s & 50’s) of employment
in a commercial company involved in the production of antibiotics. In 1960 he
joined the Mycology Section of the Canadian Department of Agriculture, Ottawa.
He retired in 1965 and promptly joined the Mycology Section within Fisheries
and Forestry, Ottawa, and retired in 1969. The years 1963-67 were his most
prolific in publications on mycology.
The scholarship in the name of Grant D. Darker was endowed by Mrs. Frances Jackson plus friends and colleagues.