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The Desert Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington: History and Achievements

Photograph of Main Laboratory at the Carnegie Desert Botanical Laboratory, circa 1912

William Grovenor McGinnies was an arid lands ecologist, educator; University of Arizona Assistant Professor, 1927-1929, Associate Professor, 1930-1932, Acting Head of the Botany Department, 1932-1935, Director of Lab Tree Research, 1960-1964, Director of Office of Arid Land Studies and Professor of Dendrochronology, 1965-1969, Research ecologist Office of Arid Land Studies, 1969-1974.  Originally published as Discovering the Desert: Legacy of the Carnegie Desert Botanical Laboratory, by the University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1981.

Original typescript with figures and photographs.