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W. Carter Johnson Papers
- 1847-2016, undated (Accumulation)
23.42 linear feet [19 record boxes, 1 document case, 2 oversize, flat boxes]
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Dr. W. Carter Johnson is Distinguished Professor of Ecology at South Dakota State University in Brookings. He received a B.S. in Biology from Augustana College in 1968 and a Ph. D. in Botany (Plant Ecology) from North Dakota State University in 1971. Johnson began his professional career as Research Associate and Research Staff Member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1971-77), followed by 12 years in the Department of Biology at Virginia Tech. In 1989 he became Head of the Department of Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape, and Parks at South Dakota State University, a position held until 1995. / His research interests include river regulation and riparian forest ecology, climate change and prairie wetlands, seed dispersal in fragmented landscapes, paleoecology (climate reconstruction using tree rings; Holocene seed dispersal and plant migration) and multifunctional agriculture and agroecological restoration. His research program is strongly multi-disciplinary and inter-institutional. Dr. Johnson has published approximately 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book chapters.
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This collection consists of correspondence, writings, maps, field notebooks, and research projects conducted by Dr. Carter Johnson during his academic career. A large number of photographs, slides, and digital images of Johnson's research, and include various plants and trees growing in various locations throughout the United States, primarily the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Badlands National park in western South Dakota, Itasca State Park in Minnesota, and North Dakota.
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This collection is open to researchers without restrictions.
The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.
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South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.
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Grass roots the Prairie Farm story, W. Carter Johnson, Tor Johnson, Peter Carrels, EcoSun Prairie Farms, Eco Sun Prairie Farms, Inc., c2011.
Call number: S451.S8 G72 2011 [Audio visual]
The EcoSun Prairie Farm: an experiment in bioenergy production, landscape restoration, and ecological sustainability. Cody J. Zilverberg, W. Carter Johnson, David W. Archer, Thomas M. Schumacher, Arvid A. Boe, College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, North Central Regional Sun Grant Center, EcoSun Prairie Farms, South Dakota State University, 2015.
Call number: S451.S8 Z54 2015 [Archives]
Selected works of W. Carter Johnson. Open Prairie Institutional Repository, South Dakota State University, https://works.bepress.com/w-johnson/
W. Carter Johnson Papers, Digital Library of South Dakota, South Dakota State University.
The Mortenson ranch: cattle and trees at home on the range, a restoration guidebook, Susan E Boettcher;â€¯W. Carter Johnson; Scott Kronberg; F. Robert Gartner; South Dakota State University.; South Dakota State University. College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. Brookings, S.D. : South Dakota State University,â€¯1998
Call number: S451.S8 B64 1998 [South Dakota Collection]
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- Johnson, W. Carter (Subject)