Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Keywords

Botanists, Botany, Botany departments, Natural history, Organismal biology, Plant science

Abstract

The number of botany students, botany classes, botany departments in universities and botanists attending conventions has been declining over many years in North America. This is part of a general trend throughout the field of organismal biology, not just botany. The history leading up to the situation today in North America, is discussed and reasons are given for this trend over the last century of time. Seven ways to keep botany a viable occupation are discussed otherwise botany, in the 21st century, may go the way of the dinosaur. © 2007.

Journal Title

South African Journal of Botany

Volume

73

Issue

3

First Page

343

Last Page

346

DOI

10.1016/j.sajb.2007.03.005

First Department

Biology

Acknowledgements

Open archive article retrieved March 12, 2021 from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629907002347

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