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MSU Campus Plants Research Guide: Articles

A guide to the literature and web sites about the MAC/MSU campus plants through its history.

Articles

Baskin, Jerry M. and Carol C. Baskin. 1977. Dormancy and Germination in Seeds of Common Ragweed with Reference to Beal's Buried Seed Experiment. American Journal of Botany 64(9): 1174-1176

Beach, J.H. and W.D. Stevens. 1979.  A study of Baker Woodlot I.  Physical and historical description.  Michigan Botanist 18:123-136.
Call no. QK1 .M49

Beach, J.H. and W.D. Stevens. 1980.  A study of Baker Woodlot II. Description of vegetation.  Michigan Botanist 19:3-13. 
Call no. QK1 .M49

Beach, J.H. & W.D. Stevens. 1980.  A study of Baker Woodlot III. Checklist of vascular plants. Michigan Botanist 19:169-136. 
Call no. QK1 .M49

Beaman, John H. 1970. A botanical inventory of Sanford Natural Area: 1. The environment. 2. Checklist of vascular plants. Ann Arbor, Mich: Michigan Botanical Club. Reprinted from the Michigan Botanist, v. 9, 1970.
Call no. QK167 .B4

Darlington, H. T. 1922. Dr. W. J. Beal’s seed-viability experiment. American Journal of Botany 9(5): 266–269.

Darlington, H. T. 1931. The 50-year period for Dr. Beal’s seed viability experiment. American Journal of Botany 18(4): 262–265.

Darlington, H. T. 1941. The sixty-year period for Dr. Beal’s seed viability Darlington. American Journal of Botany 28(4): 271–273.

Darlington, H. T. 1951. The seventy-year period for Dr. Beal’s seed viability experiment. American Journal of Botany 38(5): 379–381.

Darlington, H. T., and G. P. Steinbauer. 1961. The eighty-year period for Dr. Beal’s seed viability experiment. American Journal of Botany 48(4):
321–325.

Frye, D.M. 1976. A botanical inventory of Sandhill Woodlot, Ingham County, Michigan I. The Vegetation. Michigan Botanist 15:192-204.
Call no. QK1 .M49

Herbert, P. A. 1925. Jack pine at East Lansing. Quarterly Bulletin: Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station. 8(2):81-83.
Call no. S75 .E23

Kilgore, Jason S. and Frank W. Telewski. 2007. Reforesting the jack pine barrens: A long-term common garden experiment. Forest Ecology and Management 189(1-3): 171-187.

Kivilaan, A., and R. S. Bandurski. 1973. The ninety-year period for Dr. Beal’s seed viability experiment. American Journal of Botany 60(2): 140–145.

Kivilaan, A., and R. S. Bandurski. 1981. The one hundred-year period for Dr. Beal’s seed viability experiment. American Journal of Botany 68(9):
1290–1292.

Moore, Ted. 2009. Creating an Idyllic Space: Nature, Technology, and Campus Planning at the Michigan Agricultural College, 1850 to 1975. Michigan Historical Review. 35.2:1-25.

Rudolph, V.J. and R.G. Bresnahan. 1982.  Twenty years of management in a small woodlot of Southern Michigan.  Journal of Forestry 80:665-667.
Call no. SD1 .J6

Rudolph, V. J. and P. W. Robbins. 1956. Growth of planted Black Walnut on the Michigan State University campus. Quarterly Bulletin. Michigan State University Agricultural Experiment Station, 38.4: 520-3.
Call no. S75 .E23

Telewski, F.W. 1998. The beginnings of an artificial forestry in mid-19th century Michigan: the contributions of W.J. Beal to silviculture. Michigan Botanist 37: 35-58.

Telewski, F. W. and Zeevaart, J. 2002. The 120th year of the Beal seed viability study. American Journal of Botany 89(8): 1285-1288.

Beal, William James

Beal, William James. 1875. The Vegetable Garden at the Michigan Agricultural College. Ohio Farmer 48(1).

Beal, William James. 1876. Flower Beds at the Michigan Agricultural College. Prairie Farmer 47(46).

Beal, William James. 1883. Good Roads. Michigan Farmer 14(11).

Beal, William James. 1886. Dispersion of Some Tree Seeds. Botanical Gazette 11(1):17-18.

Beal, William James. 1887a. Key to Forest Trees. Botanical Gazette 12(5):110-111.

Beal, William James. 1887b. The Seed Test. Michigan Farmer 18(20).

Beal, William James. 1889a. Correspondence: Arbor Day at Michigan Agricultural College. Garden and forest: A journal of horticulture, landscape art and forestry. 2(66):1.

Beal, William James. 1896. Village Streets and Country Roads. Garden and forest: A journal of horticulture, landscape art and forestry. 9(410):1.

Beal, William James. 1897a. Correspondence. The Botanic Garden of the Michigan Agricultural College. Garden and forest: A journal of horticulture, landscape art and forestry. 10(499):2.

Beal, William James. 1897b. Three Things Concerning Roads. Michigan Farmer 32(4).

Beal, William James. 1900. M. A. C. and Forestry. Michigan Farmer 38(24).

Beal, William James. 1904a. Agricultural College. Michigan Farmer 45(16).

Beal, William James. 1904. Vitality of Seeds. Botanical Gazette 37(3):222.

Beal, William James. 1905. The Vitality of Seeds. Botanical Gazette 40(2):140-143.

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