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This web site is based on the list published by J.H. Willis, D. Pearson, M.T. Davis, and J.W. Green, Western Australian Herbarium Research Notes Number 12, August 1986. That original list has been supplemented by additional entries and some updates of dates, especially where people have died since that publication. Links to biographical notes and portraits have been added for many entries.
Compiled by Edith L. Taylor, University of Kansas, Biology 420/701: Seminar on Women in Science
this HTML-version of the document is a very early draft, derived from a scanned copy of the 1931 edition of the printed book. This draft has not been proof-read and contains significant errors in all sections. A revised proof-read vesion will be comming shortly.
The entire collection of Biographical Memoirs is now available online as PDFs. The collection includes more than 1,500 memoirs, including those of famed naturalist Louis Agassiz; Joseph Henry, the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; Thomas Edison; Alexander Graham Bell; noted anthropologist Margaret Mead; and psychologist and philosopher John Dewey.
List of botanists pages in English language wikipedia by catagory
The task of the GDZ is to record data such as prints, manuscripts and illustrations and to present them. Scientists, teachers and students will find a large amount of scholarly relevant texts in digitized form.
Author's note: This project began when I was trying to find out more about my Grandfather as part of my genealogical research. I assumed that as he was a famous explorer there would be loads of information about him on the internet, but there was practically nothing. I was given a typed manuscript written by my Great Aunt Winifred, herself a celebrated Speech Therapist, as well as most of Frank's published books, and Charles Lyte's biography, and from these I have created this and previous versions of this website.
Collectors who have contributed a considerable number of specimens to the Göttingen herbarium are presented. Names, dates, and a short biography of the collectors are given as well as information about the herbarium housing the main collection of the botanist, and a short description of the holdings in the Göttingen herbarium.
Plant and cryptogam name authors, collectors, and publication authors are combined into a single resource. An author or collector name is sometimes made up of multiple names and can be entered as such or a team record can be located from the record of any of its members.
Biographies of University of California faculty, including many scientists and some horticulturists.
The Pioneers of American Landscape Design® initiative chronicles the lives and careers of those who have designed our gardens, parks, streets, campuses, cemeteries, suburbs, and the innumerable other environments in which we live. This dynamic, ongoing series utilizes multiple formats—including biographical profiles, videotaped and transcribed oral histories, tours, and print publications—to educate, inspire, and promote the active sharing of information.
A database of individuals in the plant sciences from around the world and throughout history, with biographical data, biographical citations, and portraits.
Each name in the following list of naturalists is linked to a corresponding capsule "chrono-biographical" sketch of that individual prepared by the authors. Coverage extends from approximately 1950 backward in time as far as the eighteenth century; figures from all over the world are included (though there is admittedly a decided Anglo-American bias). The target subject here is biogeography, but this being a broad field there are many persons on the list who are better known as climatologists, zoologists, botanists, ecologists, oceanographers, paleontologists, etc.--in other words, who made their main reputations in cognate disciplines.
the first complete edition of the writings of naturalist and co-founder of the theory of evolution Alfred Russel Wallace. Including a comprehensive compilation of his specimens - much of it never before seen.
Selected bibliography of works about women and minorities in science with disciplines in Education, Anthropology, Aviation, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Medicine, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Technology
Parks & Gardens UK is the leading on-line resource for historic parks and gardens providing freely accessible, accurate and inspiring information on UK parks, gardens and designed landscapes and all activities concerned with their promotion, conservation and management
People who are Plant Explorers are different from those who are plant hunters, in that their goal is discovery more than acquisition. Plant Explorers today are often botanists or botanical photographers and painters, but can be anyone with a real love for nature and plants. If you are a Plant Explorer, or just someone who loves plants, then this site is for you.
Open Access, Full-text scans of taxonomic and allied literature in the natural sciences

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This virtual catalog brings together all the autographical identification cards of botanists published in the journal Candollea from 1972 to 1979.
This website contains over 100,000 pages of searchable text and 214,000 electronic images, at least one exemplar of all known Darwin publications, reproduced to the highest scholarly standards, both as searchable text and electronic images of the originals. The majority of these have been edited and annotated here for the first time with more than 4,800 original editorial notes.
Digitized materials from the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
This site was created by the Global Plants Initiative (GPI) team at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to support the digitisation of herbarium specimens. Here we aim to compile resources about collectors, identify their signatures and locate unusual or historical localities.
This site provides links to on-line UK herbarium resources and contains lots of useful information. There are on-line gazetteers, a handwriting query page, systematic look-up lists (e.g. Kent's List of Vascular Plants of the British Isles) and a collaborative database which ultimately aims to combine the data from all UK and Irish herbaria.