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Article Title

Ada Hayden: A Tribute

Document Type

General Interest Article

Keywords

Iowa, Iowa Flom, Ada Hayden, conservation, herbarium

Abstract

Dr. Ada Hayden was a member of the Iowa State College of Botany faculty, 1920-1950. Her floristic studies of the lake region in northern Iowa are possibly the most authoritative for any part of the state. Hayden was curator of the Iowa State herbarium, 1934-1950, and contributed immeasurably to its development. This research facility has recently been named the Ada Hayden Herbarium. In the sense that L. H. Pammel was father of the Iowa State park system, her bequest is the state preserves. After some 25 years as a conservation activist, she published descriptions of 22 prairie areas in ten countries that deserved preservation. That paper remains a reference for current conservationists.

Publication Date

March 1989

Journal Title

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

96

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

5

Copyright

© Copyright 1989 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf