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Schizothrix mexicana Gomont

Biogeographical Region:
Tropical East Pacific  Search this
Collector:
E. Yale Dawson  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
rocky shore  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean  Search this
Place:
El Cuco, Usulután, El Salvador, Central America - Neotropics, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
8 Sep 1960
Taxonomy:
Eubacteria Cyanobacteria Synechococcales Synechococcales familia incertae sedis
Published Name:
Schizothrix mexicana Gomont
Barcode:
02726607
USNM Number:
132771
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Botany
Algae
Collection of Francis Drouet
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2385352

E. Yale Dawson Papers, 1934-1966

Creator:
Dawson, Elmer Yale 1918-1966  Search this
Subject:
Dawson, Elmer Yale 1918-1966  Search this
Charles Darwin Foundation  Search this
San Diego Natural History Museum  Search this
University of Southern California  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Botany  Search this
University of California (1868-1952)  Search this
United States Army  Search this
Allan Hancock Foundation  Search this
Beaudette Foundation for Biological Research  Search this
Physical description:
10 cu. ft. (20 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Date:
1934
1934-1966
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007097
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217255

Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966

Alternate Name:
Dawson, E. Yale  Search this
Forename:
Elmer  Search this
Middle Initial:
Yale  Search this
Surname:
Dawson  Search this
Occupation:
Botanists
Record type:
Personal name
Birth Date:
1918
Death Date:
1966
See more records related to affiliations:
San Diego Natural History Museum
Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Isles
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Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:auth_per_fbr_EACP809

E. Yale Dawson Papers

Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Extent:
10 cu. ft. (20 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Field notes
Date:
1934-1966
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
This collection contains papers documenting the professional and personal life of E. Yale Dawson, with most of the collection consisting of correspondence with colleagues. There are, in addition, a few segments of field notes and manuscript and typescript copies and drafts of some of his later publications. The collection generally does not include research and field notes, or publications.
Historical Note:
Elmer Yale Dawson (1918-1966) came to the Smithsonian Institution in 1965 to accept the newly established position of curator of Cryptogamic Botany in the National Museum of Natural History. Dawson received his A.B. degree in 1940 from the University of California at Berkeley. Two years later he received his Ph.D. from the same institution. The research for his doctoral dissertation he conducted as a member of Captain Allan Hancock's expedition with the Velero III to the Gulf of California. The dissertation was published in 1944 as The Marine Algae of the Gulf of California (A. Hancock Pac. Exped. 3:189-464). After a term of service in the U. S. Army, Dawson was a research associate at the Allan Hancock Foundation, University of Southern California, from 1945 to 1955. In 1956 he was appointed professor of biology at University of Southern California, a position which he held, with some interruptions, until 1964. From 1958 to 1962 he served as research director of the Beaudette Foundation for Biological Research, in 1964 he was director of the San Diego Natural History Museum, and from 1964 until his death he served as secretary of the Americas for the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands. Dr. Dawson's research specialities included benthic marine algae, especially Rhodophyta of the tropical and subtropical Pacific; and Cactaceae. He published 165 books and papers, 96 of which were related to marine algae, the others mostly to cacti and succulents. Dawson's books include: How to Know the Seaweeds (1956), How to Know the Cacti (1963), The Cacti of California (1966), Seashore Plants of Southern California (1966), Seashore Plants of Northern California (1966), and Marine Botany: An Introduction (1966). On June 22, 1966 Dawson was drowned while diving for seaweeds in the Red Sea.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Field notes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7097
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7097
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Beaudette Foundation for Biological Research

Collection Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7097-refidd1e631

Beaudette Foundation for Biological Research, 1960-1961

Collection Creator::
Barnard, J. Laurens (Jerry Laurens), 1928-1991  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-015, J. Laurens Barnard Papers
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J. Laurens Barnard Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa93-015-refidd1e300

Plantas marinas de la zona de las mareas de El Salvador = (Intertidal marine plants of El Salvador) / por E. Yale Dawson

Author:
Dawson, Elmer Yale 1918-1966  Search this
Beaudette Foundation for Biological Research  Search this
United States Office of Naval Research Biology Branch  Search this
Physical description:
p. [389]-461 : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
El Salvador
Date:
1961
1961]
Topic:
Marine plants  Search this
Aquatic plants  Search this
Call number:
QK222 .D27 1961
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_456860

Pacific naturalist : contributions from the Beaudette Foundation for Biological Research

Author:
Beaudette Foundation for Biological Research  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Pacific Ocean
Date:
1958
1964
1958-1964
Topic:
Marine biology  Search this
Marine biology--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
QH95.P2X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_189827

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