Patrick Geddes: A Botanist by Design? A Riddle's Court Event Tickets, Wed, 22 Mar 2017 at 13:00. Patrick Geddes: A Botanist by Design?
From his rural Perthshire upbringing via his Professorship at University College, Dundee, botany played a central role in Patrick Geddes' life and work. This Riddle's Court event in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), will include a tour of the herbarium building and, uniquely, will reveal some of Geddes' own botanical collections.
This is the fifth Riddle's Court themed study event in advance of the Patrick Geddes Centre for Learning opening in the fully restored venue in September 2017. The afternoon will include a guided visit of the RBGE Herbarium with herbarium curator Lesley Scott and tropical botanist Dr Peter Wilkie, who will speak about the herbarium collection more widely and its importance to science and conservation today. Attendees will also have a unique opportunity to see a range of specimens Patrick Geddes collected whilst in Mexico in 1879. When: Wednesday March 22nd, 13.00-16.30 Agenda: 14.45 Refreshments FAQs. Orchidées de Colombie, sur les pas de Humboldt et Bonpland. John Torrey's Calendarium Florae for the Vicinity of New York (1818, 1819 & 1820) By Daniel AthaDirector of Conservation OutreachThe New York Botanical Garden With contributions by Susan Lynch, Vanessa Bezemer Sellers and Stephen Sinon of the LuEsther T.
Mertz Library at The New York Botanical Garden John Torrey (1796-1873) was a preeminent early American botanist. From 1818-1820, Torrey kept a careful record of the plants that he encountered in and around New York City and called his work Calendarium Florae for the Vicinity of New York. The Mertz Library at The New York Botanical Garden is the proud owner of this remarkable manuscript, which was recently digitized and added to the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
John Torrey was not the first to record the phenology of plants. This Swashbuckling Botanist Changed America’s Landscapes. David Fairchild introduced a mind-bogglingly large number of plants to the U.S., changing the country’s farms and botanical gardens forever.
Born on this day in 1869, Fairchild became a botanist at a time when the American government had an unprecedented interest in species from around the globe. Calendarium florae for the vicinity of New York. Specimens Menzies sent to John Hope. Surely one of the most moving thanks ever penned for an act of botanical patronage was that written by Archibald Menzies from his surgeon’s post on HMS Assistance, from Halifax, Nova Scotia (known to the French as Acadia) on 30 May 1784.
It was directed to John Hope who had recognised the talents of a Perthshire boy, trained him as a gardener in the Leith Walk incarnation of RBGE, and paid for a medical training that allowed a profitable medical career, initially with the Royal Navy. Here is what Menzies wrote: Ein Maschineningenieur und ein Medizinprofessor auf Pflanzenjagd - ETHeritage. Die Vereinigten Herbarien der ETH und Universität Zürich hüten in ihren Sammlungen das botanische Lebenswerk von zwei grossen Pflanzenfreunden, dem SBB-Obermaschineningenieur Alfred Keller und dem Medizinprofessor Otto Naegeli.
In ihrer raren Freizeit trugen die beiden Hobby-Botaniker über Jahrzehnte hinweg eine der umfangreichsten privaten Herbarsammlungen der Schweiz zusammen. Sie entstandzwischen 1891 und 1925 und besteht aus etwa 130‘000 gepressten und getrockneten einheimischen Pflanzen, die fein säuberlich auf Papierbogen geklebt und beschriftet sind. Alfred Kellers Herz schlug für die Technik. Nach einem Maschinenbau-Studium am Polytechnikum wurde der Zürcher zuerst Lokomotivführer bei der Nordostbahn und danach Depotchef im Bahnhof Romanshorn, einer wichtigen Drehscheibe im internationalen Güterverkehr. Michał Piotr Boym’s Flora sinensis, fructus floresque humillime [Flora of China, fruits and flowers]. By Anne GriffinHead of Cataloguing Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Library, Art & Archives.
Flora sinensis is one of the first natural history books on China by a European. The field notes of William Henry Holmes - Field Book Project. By Lesley Parilla, Field Book Project The #ManyHatsofHolmes Transcription Center campaign has been a wonderful opportunity to bring attention to and increase discovery of Holmes' diverse work.
Field book highlight: Notes accompanying collection of useful plants made by W. J. Fisher at [Kodiak] in 1899 - Field Book Project. By Lesley Parilla, Field Book Project [originally posted on Biodiversity Heritage Library blog, November 22, 2016] In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we would like to highlight a field book that documents Native American knowledge of natural resources.
The field book was created by William J. Women's Fight For Scientific Fieldwork. Before “Pokemon Go,” there was another group of people with a drive to catch ‘em all—naturalists obsessed with catching and cataloging as much of Earth’s rich biodiversity as possible.
But how did women scientists fit into that mix during their earliest days in the field? Pamela M. Henson explores—and learns that tensions between men and women raged hard as women entered previously-forbidden scientific territory between 1900 and 1950. Localities of plants collected by Thomas Baines on the Baines-Chapman expedition to Lake Ngami and Victoria Falls 1861 – 1863. Authors David J.
GoyderDavid J. The Contributions of South Asian Jesuits to Environmental Work » Brill Online. Journal of Jesuit StudiesISSN: 2214-1324, Online ISSN: 2214-1332DOI: 003, Issue 04, pages 619-644© 2016 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands S.J. Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, firstname.lastname@example.org Almost from the moment they arrived there in 1542, Jesuits in India and Sri Lanka have made substantial contributions to the scientific disciplines.
In the initial stages they were not directly involved in environmental works, but in recent years many are taking the initiative to work for environmental justice.
Elizabeth Gertrude Britton. Elizabeth Gertrude Britton Elizabeth Gertrude Britton (née Knight) Born January 9, 1858 New York City, New York, United States Died February 25, 1934 (aged 76) The Bronx, New York, United States Citizenship American Fields Botany, Bryology Alma mater Hunter College Author abbrev. (botany) E.Britton Spouse Nathaniel Lord Britton Elizabeth Gertrude Britton (née Elizabeth Gertrude Knight) (January 9, 1858 – February 25, 1934) was an American botanist, bryologist, and educator. She and her husband, Nathaniel Lord Britton played a significant role in the fundraising and creation of the New York Botanical Garden.
She was a co-founder of the predecessor to the American Bryological and Lichenological Society. Dr Hugh Cleghorn (1820 – 1895) Madras-born Scottish physician, pioneering botanist and forest conservationist in India. Born in Madras, India, in 1820, Hugh Cleghorn was the son of Peter Cleghorn, Registrar and Prothonotary in the Supreme Court of the Madras Presidency, and the grandson of Sir Hugh Cleghorn, the first colonial secretary to Ceylon. Hugh’s mother died in 1824 when he was 4 years old and two years later the family returned to Scotland where Hugh attended the High School in Edinburgh, the University of St Andrews and finally the University of Edinburgh. He qualified MD in 1841 after having apprenticed under the famous surgeon James Syme. In sickness and in health Cleghorn first served in India as an assistant surgeon employed by the East India Company at the Madras General Hospital, then Mysore Commission.
In 1848 he contracted Mysore fever and convalesced back in Britain where he continued his private botany studies. Travels in Southern Africa: William John Burchell. William John Burchell is credited "with having been the most prolific collector of botanical and zoological specimens. "  During a four-year scientific exploration of South Africa, he amassed a collection of over 63,000 specimens. And yet, Burchell's contributions to science have been largely overlooked.
Jacob whitman bailey. National Museum Wales. Ron Boniface was an amateur botanist who undertook a lifelong study of the British flora, travelling extensively throughout England, Wales and Scotland to observe, collect and record vascular plants and bryophytes. His work is representative of a long tradition of amateur botanists or plant hunters, but it is exceptional in the attention to detail and quality of ecological observations that he made.
His notebooks and herbarium are now held at the Welsh National Herbarium (NMW), Amgueddfa cymru – National Museum Wales. Ron Boniface was born on 9 July 1913 in Eastbourne, Sussex where he lived with his parents until World War II. As a young man in the 1930s he became interested in plants as a hobby and joined the Eastbourne Natural History Society. Ron spent much of his spare time botanising and exploring relatively unknown areas. Catesby. Early eighteenth-century North America was an exotic place for British naturalists to explore. Regular links between London and the New World meant all manner of natural history treasures were being brought back to London. Mark Catesby (? Catesby Hortus Siccus and Natural History. Amy Hackney Blackwell, Christopher W. Blackwell. Abbe david's diary.
Forrest’s Rhododendron Giant – Botanics Stories. George Forrest (1873-1932) – Botanics Stories. Peter Forsskal, explorer, Linneus apostle, natural scientist and advocate of freedom of expression * Mikael Strandberg. Peter Forsskal: Thoughts on Civil Liberty. Jean-Louis Guittot. L’Herbier Guittot, un bel exemple d’un herbier réalisé au début de l’école publique qui a été numérisé, inventorié et entièrement mis en ligne sur Tela Botanica ! Jean-Louis Guittot, instituteur vendéen de la IIIe République, est l’auteur d’un bel herbier réalisé à la fin du XIXe et au début du XXe siècles. Longtemps conservé avec soin par Robert Barbereau (1921-2015), qui comme Jean-Louis Guittot tenait son intérêt pour la botanique de ses années d’étude à l’École Normale d’Instituteurs de La Roche-sur- Yon, cet herbier a été remis au début des années 2000 à Anne-Marie Grimaud, qui l’a fait connaître à l’occasion du programme de recensement des herbiers des Pays de la Loire ; afin de le valoriser et de le protéger, il a été numérisé, mis en ligne et sera très bientôt donné au Museum d’Histoire Naturelle de Nantes.
Buchanan Hamilton collection - The Linnean Collections. Les aventures de l'herbier de l'abbé Letacq. Entretien Dominique Chivard et Béatrice Del Frari, enseignants à Saint-François, et Vincent Buard, de l'Association pour la sauvegarde et l'embellissement du patrimoine de Saint-François. Comment l'herbier Letacq est-il sorti de l'oubli ? V. About Livingstone Online. JSTOR: Livingstone's Zambezi Expedition. John Stuart Mill. Antonius Münchenbergs Herbarium vivum. Robert Pocock Herbarium Project. Porslid The Reindeer Botanist. Pia Rönicke, «The Pages of Day and Night» - GmeEvents. Rugel, Ferdinand Igatius Xavier (1806-1879) on JSTOR. John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-1792): Bute's Botanical Tables. Henri Van Heurck. Wallace Online. Wallich. Sir George Watt (1851-1930) » Botanics Stories. BSBI News & Views: Rare chance to see Francis Willughby's herbarium specimens. John Bartram’s Journey to Onondago. Edwin Bunting Bartram.
F. Raymond Fosberg - Field Book Project.