Radichel Herbarium Collections

Students who make plant collections as part of their botanical studies at MSU,M are the mainstay of the Radichel Herbarium. As we continue to inventory and database the contents of the Herbarium, we discover more of these collections. Masters theses listed below may be found in Floristic Surveys.

Floristic Surveys

"Vegetation" refers to the kinds of plants growing within a particular area. Coniferous forest, dominated by pine and spruce trees, is one vegetation type that occurs in northern Minnesota. Prairie, dominated by grasses, is another vegetation type that occurs in western Minnesota. "Flora" refers to the actual plant species growing within a particular area. Floristic surveys are carried out by walking through an area many times during one or more growing seasons to identify plants and collect specimens.

Students at Minnesota State University-Mankato have been performing floristic surveys as part of their graduate work for 40 years. Theses and reports are available to the public in the MNSU library's Lass Center for Minnesota Studies.

The Radichel Herbarium houses special collections and/or voucher specimens for most of these surveys.

Minnesota

Surveys are arranged alphabetically by Minnesota county, then by author.

Blue Earth County

Bjorklund, William John. 1967. A systematic survey of ferns in western Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Christensen, Joan Elizabeth. 1968. A study of the spring and early summer flowering plants in an urban woodlot in Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Ellstrom, Cheryl. 2005. Floristic study of plant species of the Rasmussen Woods Natural Area in Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Johnson, Harvey. 1957. A list of the flora of the eastern part of Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Scandrett, Jacob. 2006. Minneopa State Park, Minnesota: A refugium for early post-glacial plant populations? Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Stokes, Thomas. 1963. A taxonomic study of ferns in the river valleys in and around Mankato, Minnesota. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Zeyen, Richard J. 1966. A taxonomic study of fern populations in southern and eastern Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Brown County

Gudmundson, Barbara J.R. 1965. The ferns and fern allies of Brown County, Minnesota: a taxonomic survey. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Carver County

Johnson, Laurence O. 1973. The distribution of ferns in Carver County, Minnesota. Manuscript, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Cottonwood County

Erickson, Leland D. 1965. A taxonomic study of the fern populations of Cottonwood County, Minnesota. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Dakota County

Tatge, Donald. 1968. Ferns of Dakota County. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Faribault County

Wallace, Margie L. 1971. A taxonomic study of ferns in Faribault County, Minnesota. Alternate plan paper, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Goodhue County

Schlick, Gustav B. 1969. A taxonomic study of the ferns of western Goodhue County, Minnesota. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Le Sueur County

Kramer, Edward J. 1975. Floristics and selected ecological aspects of a southern Minnesota native prairie. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

McLeod County

Wasko, Bernard J. 1967. A taxonomic study of the fern populations of northern McLeod County, Minnesota. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Meeker County

Davis, Richard R. 1970. The distribution of ferns in Meeker County, Minnesota. Alternate plan paper, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Mower County

Christianson, John Dean. 1965. A taxonomic study of ferns in the area of southeastern Mower County, Minnesota. Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Lloyd, William L. 1966. A taxonomic study of the fern populations of western Mower County, Minnesota. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Roberts, Robert Dale. 1967. A taxonomic study of the fern populations of central and northwestern Mower County, Minnesota. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Murray County

Hale, James P. 1965. A taxonomic study of the fern populations of Murray County, Minnesota. Alternate plan paper, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Nicollet County

Bateman, Wayne. 1965. A study of ferns in the Minnesota River Valley between Mankato and Judson, Minnesota. Alternate plan paper, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Karthan, James Lewis. 1965. A study of the ferns in the Nicollet County portion of the Minnesota River valley from North Mankato to St. Peter, Minnesota. Alternate plan paper, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Unrau, John M. 1972. The distribution of ferns in Nicollet County, Minnesota. Alternate plan paper, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Nobles County

Ullrich, LeRoy C. 1969. A taxonomic study of ferns and fern allies in Nobles County, Minnesota. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Pipestone County

Schlichting, David B. 1969. A survey of ferns and fern allies of Pipestone County. Alternate plan paper, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Redwood County

Buescher, Leon W. 1973. A study of ferns in the Minnesota River Valley in Redwood County, Minnesota. Alternate plan paper, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Renville County

Romness, Arthur. 1964. The taxonomic study of the ferns in the area of Sacred Heart, Minnesota. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Rice County

Frame, David Murray. 1965. A taxonomic study of the ferns of Rice County, Minnesota. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Sibley County

Maday, Francis S. 1966. A systematic survey and classification of the ferns in Sibley County, Minnesota. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Wadena County

Williams, John B. 1965. A taxonomic study of ferns and fern allies in Wadena County. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Waseca County

Deming, Roger Lee. 1964. A systematic survey and classification of the ferns of Waseca County. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Other States

Surveys are arranged alphabetically by state, then by county, then by author.

Iowa

Emmet County

Kelly, James L. 1970. Ferns and fern allies of Emmet County, Iowa. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Floyd County

Cook, Donovan W. 1968. A taxonomic study of the fern populations of Floyd County, Iowa. Alternate plan paper, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Wisconsin

St. Croix County

Rengstorf, Robert L. 1973. A taxonomic study of the ferns of western St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Washburn County

Chad Heins. 2006. A floral survey and taxonomic key to the vascular plants of the Marvin M. Schwan Retreat and Conference Center near Trego, WI. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University - Mankato.

Winnebago County

Emmel, James Norman. 1968. A taxonomic study of ferns in northern Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Masters thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato.