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The History of the Exploration of the Vascular Flora of Canada, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, and Greenland

This special issue of The Canadian Field-Naturalist, by James S. Pringle, was published by the OFNC in cooperation with the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Contents

  • The history of the exploration of the vascular flora of Canada
    • Early history: European exploration and settlement along the east coast and St. Lawrence River
    • The early British colonial period: Exploration of Labrador, the interior, and the west coast
    • Arctic exploration: The quest for the Northwest Passage
    • The Hooker era: Contributions toward the Flora Boreali-Americana; Horticultural expeditions
    • After the Act of Union, 1841: Establishment of Canadian scientifc institutions; Avocational botany becomes popular
    • Québécois botanists become active
    • Post-Confederation developments: The Macoun era
    • Canadian floristics at the turn of the century: Scientific societies founded; Federal activity increases; Avocational botany peaks, then fades
    • American botanists assume a major role
    • The Marie-Victorin era: Resurgence of floristic and taxonomic studies, especially in Québec
    • After World War II: Professional botanist increase in numbers; Exploration of remote areas; Major floras written
    • Closing note
    • Acknowledgments
    • Appendix: Principal repositories of herbarium specimens of Canadian origin collected and/or studied by persons mentioned in this paper
    • Literature cited

  • The history of the exploration of the vascular flora of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
    • Acknowledgments
    • Appendix: Principal repositories of herbarium specimens from Saint-Pierre et Miquelon collected by persons mentioned in this paper
    • Literature cited

  • The history of the exploration of the vascular flora of Greenland
    • Early botanizing by missionaries and explorers
    • Later nineteenth-century expeditions: Exploration intensifies
    • Late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: Exploration becomes more scientifically oriented
    • Porsild era begins: Disko Arctic Station established, many expeditions from several nations
    • The Sorensen Era: Many floristic and ecological studies
    • Post-World War II developments
    • Acknowledgments
    • Appendix: Principal repositories of herbarium specimens of Greenlandic origin collected by persons mentioned int his paper
    • Literature cited

  • Combined index to personal names

© 1995 OFNC, 99 pp., $10.00

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