History of Botany
- Plant Blindness--The Ultimate Challenge to Botanists. Hoekstra, Bud // American Biology Teacher;Feb2000, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p82
Editorial. Discusses the challenges faced by botanists. Why animals outrank plants on a scale of human interest; Snobbery that underlies field work.
- Is botany growing in South Africa?--response to Esler. Smith, Gideon F.; Wolfson, Maureen M. // South African Journal of Science;Jul97, Vol. 93 Issue 7, p317
Presents the National Botanical Institute staff members' rebuttal to an alleged misleading analysis of the 22nd annual congress of the South African Association of Botanists (SAAB) in South Africa. Debate over the growth of botany in the country; Participation of junior scientists in SAAB...
- Ferguson, Margaret Clay (1863 - 1951). // Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography;2005, p1
U.S. botanist who made important contributions to the study of plant genetics, and as a teacher and administrator inspired generations of undergraduate students at Wellesley College.
- SIR GHILLEAN PRANCE, F.R.S., V.M.H. Boom, Brian // Economic Botany;Fall2002, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p223
Profiles Ghillean Prance, who has been selected by the Society for Economic Botany as its Distinguished Ecomonic Botanist for 2002. Career background; Awards received; Achievements.
- A NEW FEATURE IN RHODORA. // Rhodora;2011, Vol. 113 Issue 954, p234
The article announces the introduction of a new feature ''The Botanists' Corner'' in the journal by the Editorial Board of Rhodora for reporting the news on botanical discoveries.
- IN CONVERSATION: 'We have to put nature back into gardens.' Vernon, Jean // Garden;Mar2003, Vol. 128 Issue 3, p206
Profiles famed botanist, campaigner and champion of all things 'green,' David Bellamy.
- A New Lead for Autoimmune Disease: A Small-Molecule Drug Inhibits Th17 Cells, Eases Symptoms in Mouse Model. // Ascribe Newswire: Medicine;6/4/2009, p4
The article reports that researchers have discovered that a drug derived from the hydrangea root, used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, showed promise in treating autoimmune disorders. The researchers show through a series of experiments that halofuginone prevents the development...
- A NEW FEATURE IN RHODORA. // Rhodora;2011, Vol. 113 Issue 955, p364
The article announces a regular feature of the "Rhodora" called The Botanist's corner by the journal's editorial board. The feature will report short communications of botanical discoveries, observations and other information relevant to the field of botany in northeastern North America. The...
- Eastwood, Alice (1859 - 1953). // Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography;2005, p1
U.S. botanist who provided critical specimens for professional botanists as well as advising travelers on methods of plant collecting and arousing popular support for saving native species.