Jean-Pierre Laveine, 1995. "Paul Bertrand (1879–1944): French paleobotanist", Historical Perspective of Early Twentieth Century Carboniferous Paleobotany in North America, Paul C. Lyons, Elsie Darrah Morey, Robert H. Wagner
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Professor Paul Bertrand was undoubtedly one of the most outstanding French paleobotanists of the twentieth century. He spent most of his professional career at the University of Lille (1903–1938) and ended it in Paris (1938–1944), when he was nominated to the National Museum of Natural History.
Paul Bertrand’s interests and knowledge were broad, not just restricted to paleobotany. He taught general paleontology, and his research areas included stratigraphy, botany, and coal geology. He was very concerned about the transmission of knowledge to the general public through museum displays and special exhibitions. By the time of his death, in February 1944,...