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Biology Seminar Series: Marine Algae and Early Exploration in the Upper North Pacific and Bering Sea by Michael J. Wynne
Event Type:Presentation
Location:Jacobs LSC Lecture Room 134
 
Friday, April 19, 2013
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Ann E. St. Amand
(860)297-2537
Department:Biology
Michael J. Wynne, Ph.D., Professor and Curator of Algae, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Herbarium
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor       
 
This presentation traces the early exploration and discovery of marine algae in the upper North Pacific and Bering Sea, covering the period from the late 1730s to around 1900. Information is provided about these early efforts to gather natural objects, including seaweeds. The early expeditions to the area were made by the Russians (Second Kamchatkan Expedition and the Billings Expedition), followed by British-sponsored expeditions.  Krusenstern’s first Russian circumnavigation around the globe (1803-1806) included stops in this region, followed by the Romanzof Expedition (1815-1818) and the Lütke Expedition (1826-1829). Eventually, there were American and Swedish Expeditions that also made collections of seaweeds from Alaska and elsewhere in the North Pacific. My own interest stemmed from my having the chance to do collecting on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians and recognizing the need to appreciate the scattered literature by previous workers.
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Biology Seminar Series: Marine Algae and Early Exploration in the Upper North Pacific and Bering Sea by Michael J. WynneJacobs LSC Lecture Room 134
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