Isabella Abbott

Isabella Abbott
Photo: Mark Arbeit

One of the world’s foremost experts on algae, Hawaii’s Isabella Abbott died this past weekend. She was the first Native Hawaiian to obtain a doctorate in science, and inspired countless students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Stanford. Her research and scientific influence were vital until the end; she was 91. For more on Abbott, see these stories:

http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/February-2010/Our-Geniuses/

http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/May-2006/Nature-Lehua-Blooms/

 

 

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