Worthington, EB (1991) The Freshwater Biological Association at Wray Castle: Recollections of its first director. Freshwater Forum, 1(1), pp. 24-28.
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|
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|Journal or Publication Title: ||Freshwater Forum|
|Page Range: ||pp. 24-28|
|Contact Email Address: ||email@example.com|
|Issuing Agency: ||Freshwater Biological Association|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||freshwater ecologists; freshwater sciences; historical account; research institutions; scientific personnel; England|
|Item ID: ||4560|
|Depositing User: ||Hardy B Schwamm|
|Date Deposited: ||23 Nov 2010 12:35|
|Last Modified: ||29 Sep 2011 18:12|
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