Talk:History of phycology

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Help will be accepted[edit]

To make this a fully international article it would be best if others would add to it. Further, help and advice, as to how best to gramatically devide it into paragraphs will be welcome!Osborne

Started this - more to do. Osborne


An earlier effort to enter a reference lost almost the whole article. Opening a previous edit and deleting the effort at making a ref (Cite error: A <ref> tag is missing the closing </ref> (see the help page). OK but how do I get this into the List of References in alphabetic and numerical order? Osborne 12:25, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

I have started again entering the refs in the text in numerical order. 12:27, 18 January 2007 (UTC) Having received advice I have now started entering the references as required by Wiki. - I hope! I am leaving in the authors name in the meanwhile as a check.Osborne 14:08, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

See the references!.(e.g.Dixon, P.S. 1973. Biology of the Rhodophyta. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh. ISBN 0 05 002485X) Is listed twice - I did not list them both - however BOTH are not needed and I am frightened of correcting this, I fear I would gt the refs all mixed up! If anyone can do it I will be grateful. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Osborne (talkcontribs) 16:45, 20 February 2008 (UTC)


Should this be translated into other languages? How? & by whom? Osborne 10:26, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Considering a rearrangement[edit]

Should this article be arranged into two parrallel sections: 1. the history of the exploration of the world. 2. the advancement of knowledge about the plants themselves? Osborne#

"Trivia" section[edit]

I've removed it, as it only contained the following out-of-place limerick:

"There was a young man named Linnaeus,

Who found that all nature was chaos,

He set out to describe,

Every species and tribe,

Species that nature would no longer betray us."

Akriasas 18:50, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Sorry about that - I rather liked it! Osborne

Anna Atkins' work[edit]

Anna Atkins algae cyanotype.jpg


This image and a sentence about Atkins' work would be appropriate for this article. -- (talk) 17:14, 11 January 2010 (UTC)


Interested - the French translation seems quite different! My French is poor but...well, well, well... Osborne 18:56, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Lead section too short[edit]

Lead section is very short for a B-class article. It does not really summarize the content. · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 17:55, 28 May 2018 (UTC)