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Brigham Young University. Department of Botany and Range Science

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1972-2003

Administrative History

The Department of Botany and Range Science (1972-2003) was a department in the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Botany and Range Science was established in 1972 by the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences. Department chairmen included: Dayna L. Stocks (1972-1974), Kimball T. Harper (1974-1976), Bruce N. Smith (1976-1981), Jerran T. Flinders (1981-1988), Wilford M. Hess (1988-1997) and Bruce A. Roundy (1997-2002).

The Department of Botany and Range Science included courses on the field of botany, plant classification, plant science, environmental biology, heredity and reproduction, morphology, ecology, genetics and molecular biology, conservation of natural resources, plant physiology, evolutionary science, plant pathology, plant biotechnology, ethnobotany, biological instrumentation, algology, lichenology, mycology, paleobotany, plant geography, feed an forage evaluation, range and pasture plants, farm and ranch management, agricultural finance and business organization, agricultural law, harvested forage crops, applied farm and ranch planning, range inventories and analysis, rangelands and society, grazing management, habitat management for wildlife, range and pasture development, forest management, wildlife law enforcement, agrostology: taxonomy and ecology of grasses, terrestrial and rangeland ecosystems, watershed management, and wildlife behavioral ecology.

The department was administered by a department chairmen, under the direction of the college dean. The department was associated with the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences (1972-1983) and the College of Biology and Agriculture (1983-2003).

Citation

Brigham Young University organizational history project website, viewed Jul. 26, 2011 (Department of Botany and Range Science; established by the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences, 1972; administered by a department chairmen, under the direction of the college dean; Department chairmen included: Dayna L. Stocks (1972-1974), Kimball T. Harper (1974-1976), Bruce N. Smith (1976-1981), Jerran T. Flinders (1981-1988), Wilford M. Hess (1988-1997) and Bruce A. Roundy (1997-2002); courses on the field of botany, plant classification, plant science, environmental biology, heredity and reproduction, morphology, ecology, genetics and molecular biology, conservation of natural resources, plant physiology, evolutionary science, plant pathology, plant biotechnology, ethnobotany, biological instrumentation, algology, lichenology, mycology, paleobotany, plant geography, feed an forage evaluation, range and pasture plants, farm and ranch management, agricultural finance and business organization, agricultural law, harvested forage crops, applied farm and ranch planning, range inventories and analysis, rangelands and society, grazing management, habitat management for wildlife, range and pasture development, forest management, wildlife law enforcement, agrostology: taxonomy and ecology of grasses, terrestrial and rangeland ecosystems, watershed management, and wildlife behavioral ecology)

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Breeding and selection of superior plants in reclamation

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2136
Scope and Contents Reports and data from study on reclamation of land of mine spoils. Material was compiled for a conference held Oct. 8-9, 1998. Studies were performed 1976-1998.
Dates: 1998

Department of Botany and Range Science environmental impact studies

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 870
Scope and Contents Contains environmental impact studies by the Department of Botany and Range Science. Among the areas studied were Bryce Canyon and Kaiparowits.
Dates: 1971-1975

Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1342
Scope and Contents Contains the records of the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences. Records consist of correspondence, reports, budget outlines/plans, meeting minutes, information on employees, and student scholarship information. Dates range from 1956 to 2010.
Dates: 1956-2010

Bertrand Fereday Harrison papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1384
Scope and Contents Contains the personal papers of Bertrand F. Harrison, including correspondence, class outlines, notes, exams, roll and grade books, committee and subcommittee information, and a review copy of a 1978 U.S. Department of Transportation Final Environmental Impact Statement for Utah Valley to Heber Valley.
Dates: 1931-1981

Oral history interview with Bertrand Fereday Harrison

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 125
Scope and Contents Interview by David Whittaker with Bertrand F. Harrison concerning his student years at Brigham Young University, marriage, graduate school, and the development of the Botany program at BYU. Includes sound recording and transcript.
Dates: 1983