Title

The History of Plant Ecology in Iowa as Reflected m the Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Campus Units

Botany

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

6-1975

Journal or Book Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

82

Issue

1, Part 2

First Page

65

Last Page

70

Abstract

All plant ecology papers published in the Proceedings from 1887 to 1973 were identified. On the average only 1.4 papers were published per year. An examination of the number of papers published in successive five-year intervals indicates that there were three distinct periods in the history of plant ecology in Iowa with three individuals dominating each period: 1887-1931-L. H. Pamme!, B. Shimek, and Ada Hayden; 1932-1951-H. S. Conard, J. M. Aikman, and Ada Hayden; 1952-1971-J. M. Aikman, R. F. Thorne, and R. Q. Landers. There have been very few active plant ecologists in Iowa, and more than 50 percent of all the papers published in the Proceedings were authored or co-authored by only 10 people. All the papers identified are also classified according to subject matter.

Comments

This article is published as van der Valk, A. G. 1975. The history of plant ecology in Iowa as reflected in the Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science. Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science 82:65-70. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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