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Ruth Patrick, pioneer in ecological indicators

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Dr. Ruth Partick, an american pioneer in limnology, died last September 23 at the age of 105. She contributed to the development of the theory and methodology to investigate the relationship between freshwater biodiversity and river ecosystem health, setting the basis of freshwater science and management and the use of ecological indicators already in the 1940s.

She graduated in 1929 in South Carolina and then finished her master’s degree and PhD  studying diatoms at the University of ...

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