The Freshwater Biological Association at Wray Castle: Recollections of its first director

Worthington, EB (1991) The Freshwater Biological Association at Wray Castle: Recollections of its first director. Freshwater Forum, 1(1), pp. 24-28.

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Abstract

In 1937 the Development Commission provided an annual grant to the Freshwater Biological Association to pay for a director and secretary. The author moved to the Lake District in the same year, and at that time T.T. Macan was working on invertebrates; K.R. Allen on fish; C.H. Mortimer on chemistry and physics of the aquatic environment, and Marie Rosenberg on phytoplankton. They were backed by George Thompson as laboratory assistant and Rosa Bullen as secretary. The work of the Association continued and expanded throughout the Second World War with some far-reached discoveries made. For example, the recovery of lake sediment cores and the examination of diatom remains, so starting the discipline of archaeo-limnology. Also, a hydrological survey of the Windermere catchment area found significant traces of sulphuric acid in rain gauges. This was more than 30 years before "acid rain" became fashionable.

Item Type: Article
Title: The Freshwater Biological Association at Wray Castle: Recollections of its first director
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Worthington, EB
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 24-28
Date: 1991
ISSN: 0961-4664
Contact Email Address: library@fba.org.uk
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: freshwater ecologists; freshwater sciences; historical account; research institutions; scientific personnel; England
Subjects: Sociology
Limnology
Item ID: 4560
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2010 11:35
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:12
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4560

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