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Dr. Isabella Aiona Abbott
Interests Systematics of Marine algae.Systematics of Marine algae. Interest especially in Red algae.Interest especially in Red algae. Hawaiian & Polynesian ethnobotany.Hawaiian & Polynesian ethnobotany.
Background Information Native of Hana, Maui.Native of Hana, Maui. Attended Kamehameha School.Attended Kamehameha School. AB 1941, University of HawaiiAB 1941, University of Hawaii MS 1942, University of MichiganMS 1942, University of Michigan PhD 1950, University of California, BerkeleyPhD 1950, University of California, Berkeley
Publications 7 books, 144 papers.7 books, 144 papers. Most popular:Most popular: –The Marine Red Algae of the Hawaiian Islands(1999) –Marine Algae of California(1976)
Achievements First native Hawaiian to earn a doctorate.First native Hawaiian to earn a doctorate. First woman faculty member at Stanford’s Biological Sciences Department.First woman faculty member at Stanford’s Biological Sciences Department. 7 books, 144 papers.7 books, 144 papers. First woman involved with US-Japan Cooperative Science Program.First woman involved with US-Japan Cooperative Science Program.
Honors National Academy of Sciences, GM Smith medal, 1997.National Academy of Sciences, GM Smith medal, Distinguished Associate in Botany, Bishop Museum.Distinguished Associate in Botany, Bishop Museum. Charles Reed Bishop Medal, 1993.Charles Reed Bishop Medal, Botanical Society of America, Merit Award 1995.Botanical Society of America, Merit Award University of Hawaii, Distinguished Alumni 1994.University of Hawaii, Distinguished Alumni Sigma XiSigma Xi AAAS FellowAAAS Fellow Ford Foundation Award for research in China, 1987.Ford Foundation Award for research in China, Phycological Society of Americas, Distinguished Phycologist 1980.Phycological Society of Americas, Distinguished Phycologist Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, 1985, Award of Merit.Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, 1985, Award of Merit. ARCS Scientist of the Year (2000).ARCS Scientist of the Year (2000).
Dr. Isabella Aiona Abbott Dr. Isabella Aiona Abbott. The 85- year-old researcher and author of more than 150 scientific papers and eight books is regarded as the world's foremost expert on the taxonomy of marine algae, or limu, in Hawaiian waters. A native of Hana, Maui, she attended Kamehameha School for Girls and became the first Native Hawaiian woman to earn a doctorate. She also was the first woman faculty member in the biological sciences department at Stanford University, where she is a professor emerita. A University of Hawai'i professor for more than 19 years, her knowledge played a key role in the revival of Hawaiian culture through the protection of traditional plants and perpetuation of ancient knowledge about their cultivation and use. As a commissioner for the revitalization of Kaho'olawe, she has been instrumental in doubling the plant life on the island since its demilitarization. She still is an active researcher at UH and Bishop Museum, where she serves on the board of directors.