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Document Type

General Interest Article

Abstract

In her biographical portrait of Dr. Richard W. Pohl, Mrs. Pohl provides an engaging personal perspective of her late husband, his development as a botanist, his career, and his family life. We gain a sense of Dr. Pohl as a dedicated scientist as well as a humanist. Although Dr. Pohl possessed an abiding curiosity regarding all things natural, he is best known and remembered for his focus on grasses. As Mrs. Pohl documents, this interest in grasses began in the late 1930's and continued throughout his life-ultimately he was regarded as an authority on grass taxonomy both nationally and internationally. His contributions to plant systematics were abundant (Appendix I); as a researcher, he published numerous papers and books, and as an educator, he taught students and the public alike about the wonders of grasses and other plants.

Publication Date

September 1997

Journal Title

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

104

Issue

3

First Page

56

Last Page

76

Copyright

© Copyright 1997 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf