Photo of E. Yale Dawson Working on Palmyra

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Photo of E. Yale Dawson Working on Palmyra

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This photo shows noted botanist E. Yale Dawson studying samples on the Palmyra Atoll in 1958. This work would become the extensive published report, "Changes in Palmyra Atoll and its Vegetation through the Activities of Man". This work is perhaps the most detailed and descriptive of all the papers published on Palmyra, prior to those after its purchase by the Nature Conservancy in 2000.

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"Several trips to these areas were made under the auspices of the Office of Naval Research (Washington), while a major cruise (Gulf of Panama to Jalisco, Mexico, March-April 1959, on board the Stella PolariS) was privately sponsored by Mr. JOHN' P. McNABB.
As a diversion, DAWSON joined a research team from the College of Medical Evangelists, Lorna Linda, California, to investigate the possible relationship of algal food to toxicity in poisonous fishes of Palmyra Atoll. (He had participated in a similar study previously, 1955a, but without the opportunity for field work.) This excursion (Oct. 15-22, 1958) resulted in a remarkably informative account of changes in Palmyra Atoll and its vegetation through the activities of man, 1913-1958 (1959b). Except for the Palmyra material, which was deposited at Berkeley, the collections assembled by DAWSON while at the Beaudette Foundation were incorporated in the Foundation's own herbarium, which was purchased by the Smithsonian Institution in 1965 after the Foundation ceased operations."

Creator

Paul C. Silva

Source

Phycologia Vol 6, Issue 4

Publisher

Phycologia

Date

1967

Rights

Fair Use

Format

Paper

Language

English

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Paper

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Citation

Paul C. Silva, “Photo of E. Yale Dawson Working on Palmyra,” Palmyra Archive, accessed September 19, 2017, http://palmyraarchive.org/items/show/105.

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