The Michigan Botanical Clubs peer-reviewed quarterly journal The Michigan Botanist has dedicated its current issue to Ed Voss, the former U-M professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology and curator emeritus of vascular plants at the U-M Herbarium, who died February 13, 2012.

Voss’s focus was on the vascular plants of the Great Lakes region and his contributions were legendary. In addition to his career at U-M, he was a long-time instructor at U-M Biological Station, he founded The Michigan Botanist and served in an editorial capacity for 15 years for the journal and many other publications. His most noted accomplishment was the three volume set of Michigan Flora which is still considered “the source” for flora in Michigan and the Great Lakes region.

Read the tribute issue (Volume 51) to Voss of The Michigan Botanist with articles by Dr. Tony Reznicek, Herbarium curator, research scientist and assistant director, and Dr. Richard Rabeler, research scientist and collection manager, Professor Emeritus Brian Hazlett, and Mike Penskar, visiting assistant research scientist, and many others who worked with Voss extensively over the years.

Caption: Ed Voss with his Aquatic Flowering Plants class in 1965. Credit: John Russell.