General Interest Article
Botanical notes on Fiji-An expedition to Fiji and New Zealand, which occupied the summer vacation of 1922, was joined by the writer in the hope of furthering certain long desired ends. As a teacher he was anxious to experience contact with those remote regions and to observe the plants and conditions of the great middle zone. Opportunity was desired also for the collection of class room and research material not available in the temperate regions. If only one other of several objectives is named it should be the desire to see something of the economic plants and agricultural conditions in the tropics. It seems inevitable to the writer that more and more the great middle zone must be used by the white races in conjunction with native peoples. Those regions of brilliant sunshine, favorable rains, and rich soil must be drafted for intensive use within the near future. Under these circumstances it seemed a real opportunity when invited to go with a group of scientists from the University of Iowa to visit these islands of the Pacific.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1923 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Wylie, Robert B.
"The Address of the President - Botanical Notes on Fiji and New Zealand,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 30(1), 45-54.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol30/iss1/6