Ruth Patrick, 1907-2013

I was pleased to see The Independent running an obituary to Ruth Patrick, who died a couple of weeks ago. She was one of the pioneers behind our current use of algae as indicators of the health of aquatic ecosystems whose work led to the 1972 Clean Water Act in the USA which, in turn, paved the way for the Water Framework Directive in Europe.

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