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Why Have Biologists Studied at the Seashore? The Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory

Jane Maienschein

in Why Study Biology by the Sea?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226672762
eISBN:
9780226673097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673097.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Biologists have travelled to the seashore since the mid nineteenth century, for a number of different reasons that have changed over time. Throughout, the diversity of organisms and the opportunities ... More


A Dual Mission: Research and Education as Critical Factors for the Scientific Integrity of the Marine Biological Laboratory

Kate Maccord

in Why Study Biology by the Sea?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226672762
eISBN:
9780226673097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673097.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In 1888 the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) was founded with a dual mission: research and education. While other American marine stations founded around that time also attempted similarly dual ... More


The Biological Century: The Cultural Importance of Ecological Process

John P. Herron

in Science and the Social Good: Nature, Culture, and Community, 1865-1965

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383546
eISBN:
9780199870523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383546.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the life of Rachel Carson. In late summer of 1929, 22-year-old Rachel Carson arrived at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. A recent graduate ... More


Why Study Biology by the Sea?

Karl S. Matlin, Jane Maienschein, and Rachel A. Ankeny (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226672762
eISBN:
9780226673097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673097.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book explores why researchers since the mid-nineteenth century have spent time at the seaside, as well as what questions motivated their work and what opportunities appeared as a result of ... More


Francis O. Schmitt: At the Intersection of Neuroscience and Squid

Kathryn Maxson Jones

in Why Study Biology by the Sea?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226672762
eISBN:
9780226673097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673097.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores the career of neuroscientist Francis O. Schmitt (1903-1995): how his experimental research relied on marine organisms and marine laboratories, and more generally how this ... More


Microscopes and Moving Molecules: The Discovery of Kinesin at the Marine Biological Laboratory

Karl S. Matlin

in Why Study Biology by the Sea?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226672762
eISBN:
9780226673097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673097.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In the late 1970s Nina Strömgren Allen and Robert Day Allen, working at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, discovered a type of video microscopy that enabled them to visually ... More


Epilogue: The Future of Biological Research Will Be Found in the Oceans

Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado

in Why Study Biology by the Sea?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226672762
eISBN:
9780226673097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673097.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The history of the Marine Biological Laboratory provides insight as to why scientists have worked by the sea, including how this has influenced research and provided unexpected opportunities. Now ... More


Introduction

Karl S. Matlin, Jane Maienschein, and Manfred D. Laubichler

in Visions of Cell Biology: Reflections Inspired by Cowdry's "General Cytology"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226520483
eISBN:
9780226520650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520650.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

In the 1920s, a group of American biologists decided to initiate a new project: the creation of a comprehensive cytology textbook with individual chapters from many of the leaders in the field, most ... More


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