The Plant World

Robert Jan "Roy" van de Hoek
Biologist - Geographer - Naturalist - Archaeologist
Ballona Institute
322 Culver Boulevard, Suite 317
Playa del Rey, CA 90293
Phone: (310)821-9045

August, 2010

The Plant World was a scientific periodical magazine devoted to plants and their ecology, from around the world. This scientific journal began with Volume 1, in 1896. And the journal ended with Volume 22 in 1919. The very next year, in 1920, the scientific journal changed and began afresh as Ecology, with Volume 1, under the guidance of the new professional scientists that had recently formed the Ecological Society of America (ESA).

Ecology continues today in 2010, with its 90th year of continuous publication of articles still focusing on plant ecology, and adding both marine ecology and animal ecology research as well. New spin-off journals have also appeared to supplement Ecology as guided by the Ecological Society of America. These include first, Ecological Monographs in the 1930s. And in the last few decades, Trends in Research in Ecology ... (TREE)

The Ballona Institute has a few issues of The Plant World in the archives of our library. And we have even transcribed an article from The Plant World, which focuses on the native plant vegetation of the Los Angeles Coast Sand Dune and Santa Monica Bay Sand Dune, also nicknamed unfortunately as the El Segundo Dunes.