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News from URI's Graduate School of Oceanography...

Booksigning at URI Bay Campus to Feature New Book on
Coastal Plants by Irene Stuckey and Lisa Gould

Narragansett, R.I. -- March 27, 2001 -- URI professor emerita of plant physiology Irene Stuckey and URI research associate Lisa Lofland Gould will signing their new field guide, Coastal Plants from Cape Cod to Cape Canaveral on Saturday, April 7, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Coastal Institute Building on the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett. The booksigning will be held in conjunction with a spring sale at the Coastal Institute Bookstore.

The booksigning will be interrupted at 10:30 for a 30-minute presentation in the Coastal Institute Auditorium by Lisa Gould on the development of Coastal Plants. In addition, Stuckey’s popular book Rhode Island Wildflowers, newly reprinted by the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, will also be available for sale and signing.

During the booksigning, the Living on the Edge interactive exhibit and the Coastal Institute Bookstore will be open to the public. The exhibit features computer activities, a stream table, a dune machine and other educational activities. The bookstore sells a variety of marine-oriented books, field guides, games, gifts, jewelry, and clothing. All bookstore items will be offered at a 10% discount on April 7.

Published by The University of North Carolina Press, Coastal Plants from Cape Cod to Cape Canaveral is a richly illustrated field guide with ample information about plants that grow along the Atlantic coast from northern Massachusetts to central Florida. Organized by plant family, the guide provides a detailed botanical description of each species, including the plant’s scientific and common names, notes about its range and habitat, and a color photograph. The scientifically accurate but non technical descriptions will appeal to both the budding naturalist and the professional scientist.

Irene H. Stuckey and Lisa Lofland Gould are well known for their popular field trips, lectures, writings, and photographs devoted to wild plants and plant ecology. Stuckey is a professor emerita of plant physiology at the URI Agricultural Experiment Station. In addition to being a research associate at URI, Gould is executive director of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey and a founder of the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society.

The booksigning and lecture are sponsored by the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society, the URI Office of Marine Programs, and the URI Coastal Institute Bookstore. For more information, call the URI Office of Marine Programs at 874-6211.

Contact: Lisa Cugini, (401) 874-6642,

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