`What Holds The Earth Together': Agnes Chase And American Agrostology

  title={`What Holds The Earth Together': Agnes Chase And American Agrostology},
  author={Pamela M. interviewer Henson},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • P. Henson
  • Published 2003
  • Political Science
  • Journal of the History of Biology
Geison's model of a research school is appliedto the case of Agnes Chase (1869–1963),agrostologist at the Bureau of Plant Industry,United States Department of Agriculture, andcurator, U.S. National Herbarium, SmithsonianInstitution. Chase developed a geographicallydispersed research school in systematicagrostology across the Americas in the firsthalf of the twentieth century. Despite hergender-based lack of institutional power, Chaseused her scientific expertise, mentoringskills, and… Expand
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