Edmund A. Schofield: A Bibliography

Selected Publications

  • “Henry David Thoreau and His Worcester Friends,” Worcester Telegram [Worcester, Mass.] (31 March 1959).
  • “The Will of H. G. O. Blake,” Thoreau Society Bulletin 68: 2–3 (Summer 1959).
  • “Cultural Study of Antarctic Lichen Fungi,” Bulletin of the U.S. Antarctic Projects Officer (U. S. Navy), 5(10): 54–55 (June 1964).
  • “Balleny Islands Reconnaissance Expedition, 1964: Terrestrial Botany,” Polar Record 12(79): 433–34 (January 1965).
  • “Isolation and Culture of Antarctic Lichen Fungi,” American Journal of Botany 52 (6)(Part 2): 636 (1965)
  • Abstract of paper, Annual Meeting, Botanical Society of America, Urbana, Ill., 18 August 1965.
  • “The Effects of Temperature and Nitrogen Source on the Growth of Antarctic Cryptogams,” Abstracts of Papers, Ohio Academy of Science, Annual Meeting, Dayton, Ohio, 21 April 1967 (Section B, Plant Sciences), pages 6–7.
  • “Factors Determining the Distribution of Antarctic Terrestrial Plants,” Antarctic Journal of the United States 3(4): 126–27 (July/August 1968). With Emanuel D. Rudolph.
  • “The Relationship between Antarctic Lichen Distribution and Selected Environmental Factors,” Abstracts of Papers, Ohio Academy of Science, Annual Meeting, Ohio Wesleyan University, 26 April 1969 (Section B, Plant Sciences), page 13.
  • “Factors Influencing the Distribution of Antarctic Terrestrial Plants,” Antarctic Journal of the United States 4(4): 112–13 (July/August 1969). With Emanuel D. Rudolph.
  • “Probable Damage to Arctic Ecosystems through Air-Pollution Effects on Lichens,” pages 271–291 in: Eleanor C. Viereck, editor, Science in Alaska 1969 (Proceedings, 20th Alaska Science Conference, College, Alaska, 24–27 August 1969). College, Alaska: Alaska Division, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1970).
  • “Probable Damage to Tundra Biota through Sulphur Dioxide Destruction of Lichens,” Biological Conservation 2(4): 278–280 (July 1970).
  • With Wayne L. Hamilton.“Twentieth Alaska Science Conference,” Biological Conservation 2(4):315–16 (July 1970).
  • “Statement by Edmund Schofield and Wayne L. Hamilton Including an Article ‘Probable Damage to Tundra Biota through Sulphur Dioxide Destruction of Lichens,” in: Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Supplemental Exhibits and Testimony. Volume IX. PB-201 360. Washington, D.C.:Department of the Interior, February 1971.
  • “Errors in Robert Stowell’s ‘A Thoreau Gazetteer,’” Thoreau Society Bulletin 119 (Spring 1972).
  • “Preserving the Scientific Value of Cold Desert Ecosystems: Past and Present Practices and a Rationale for the Future,” pages 193–227 in: Bruce C. Parker, editor, Proceedings of the Colloquium on Conservation Problems in Antarctica (Blacksburg, Virginia, 10–12 September 1971). Lawrence, Kansas: Allen Press, Inc. (1972).
  • “The First Run of ‘The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail,’” Thoreau Society Bulletin 101: 5–6 (Spring 1972).
  • “Field Observations and Laboratory Studies of Some Antarctic Cold Desert Cryptogams,” pages 97–142 in: George A. Llano, editor, Antarctic Terrestrial Ecosystems. Antarctic Research Series, Vol. 20, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C. (1973). With Vernon Ahmadjian.
  • “Productivity of Tundra Lichens,” U. S. Tundra Biome Data Report 73–9. ii + 14 pages (1973). With Michael E. Williams and Emanuel D. Rudolph.
  • “Interactions of Microorganisms and Petroleum Pollutants in the Arctic,” Abstracts of the Annual Meeting—1974, American Society for Microbiology (1974). With Ronald M. Atlas, Frank A. Morelli, and Roy E. Cameron.
  • “Appendix B: Selected Data on Lichens, Mosses, and Vascular Plants on the Prudhoe Bay Tundra,” in: Jerry Brown, editor, Ecological Investigations of the Tundra Biome in the Prudhoe Bay Region, Alaska. Biological Papers of the University of Alaska. Special Report Number 2 (October 1975).
  • With Michael E. Williams and Emanuel D. Rudolph.“Petroleum Biodegradation in the Arctic,” in: A. W. Bourquin, D. G.Ahearn, and S. P. Myers, editors, Impact of the Use of Microorganisms on the Aquatic Environment. Ecological Research Series EPA 660-3-75-0001.National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis, Oreg. (1975). With Ronald M. Atlas.
  • “Some Considerations on the Possible Effects of Local and Global Sources of Air Pollution on Lichens Grazed by Reindeer and Caribou,”pages 90–94 in: Jack R. Luick et al., editors, Proceedings of the First International Reindeer and Caribou Symposium (Fairbanks, 9–11 Au*gust 1972). Biological Papers of the University of Alaska. Special Report Number 1 (September 1975).
  • “Effects of Petroleum Pollutants on Arctic Microbial Populations,” Environmental Pollution 10(1): 35–43 (1976). With Ronald M. Atlas, Frank A. Morelli, and Roy E. Cameron.
  • “Responses of the Lichens Peltigera aphthosa and Cetraria nivalis and the Alga Nostoc commune to Sulfur Dioxide, Natural Gas, and Crude Oil in Arctic Alaska,” Astarte: The Journal of Arctic Biology (University of Trmso, Norway], 8(2): 53–60 (1976). With Ronald M. Atlas.
  • EARTHCARE: Global Protection of Natural Areas (Proceedings of the Fourteenth Biennial Wilderness Conference, New York, 1975). Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press (1978). xxi + 838 pages. Editor of entire volume and author of introductory essay (“Introduction: The Primordial Interdependence”), pages 75–101.
  • “Paper 8: The Implications of Alternative National Energy Policies for Tundra Ecosystems,” pages 274–296 in: Energy and the Fate of Ecosystems: The Report of the Ecosystem Impacts Resource Group, Risk and Impact Panel of the Committee on Nuclear and Alternative Energy Systems, National Research Council. Supporting Paper 8, Study of Nuclear and Alternative Energy Systems. Washington, D. C.: National Academy Press (1980).
  • “John Downes, ‘Almanack-Maker,’ and the Unpublished Letters of Theophilus Brown,” Thoreau Society Bulletin 165: 5 (Fall 1983).
  • Review of In the Woods and Fields of Concord: Selections from the Journals of Henry David Thoreau, edited by Walter Harding (1982). Thoreau Society Bulletin 162: 6 (Winter 1983).
  • “Thoreau’s Psychology: A Review,” Thoreau Society Bulletin 166:7–8 (Winter 1984). Review of Thoreau’s Psychology, R. D. Gozzi, editor (1983).
  • “E. Harlow Russell’s Reminiscences of Thoreau,” The Concord Saunterer 17(2): 6–14 (August 1984). With Thomas Blanding.
  • “Time Recovering Itself: E. Harlow Russell’s Thirty Years (and More) with Henry D. Thoreau,” The Concord Saunterer 17(2): 14–48 (August 1984).
  • “The Origins of Thoreau’s Fatal Illness,” Thoreau Society Bulletin 171: 1–3 (Spring 1985).
  • “John Muir’s Yankee Friends and Mentors: The New England Connection,” The Pacific Historian 29(2 and 3): 65–89 (Summer/Fall 1985).
  • “Botanical Index to The Journal of Henry David Thoreau,” Newsletter [New England Wild Flower Society] 2 (Spring 1986): 4. Book review.
  • “Notes and Quotes on the History and Origins of the Amur Chokecherry (Prunus maackii),” Arnoldia 46(2): 13–24 (Spring 1986). Unsigned editorial article.
  • “A + AAH + AMES + ECON + FH + GH + NEBC = ‘HUH’: Systematic Botany at Harvard,” Arnoldia 46(2): 39–41 (Spring 1986). Unsigned editorial article.
  • “Herbert Wendell Gleason, Photographer,” Arnoldia 46(3): 59–60 (Summer 1986). Unsigned article.
  • “A Visit from John Muir,” Arnoldia 46(3): 61–62 (Summer 1986). Unsigned article.
  • Anonymous review of six works on the life and writings of John Muir published from 1984–86 in “Books,” Arnoldia 46(4): 64–70 (Fall 1986).
  • “A Life Redeemed: Susan Delano McKelvey and the Arnold Arboretum,” Arnoldia 47(4): 9–23 (Fall 1987).
  • “First Fruits: Thoreau’s Literary Response to Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species,” Literature & Science as Modes of Expression:Abstracts of a Conference (First Annual Society for Literature and Science Convention, Worcester, Mass., 8–11 October 1987). Abstract.
  • “‘He Sowed; Others Reaped’: Ephraim Wales Bull and the Origins of the ‘Concord’ Grape,” Arnoldia 48(4): 4–15 (Fall 1988).
  • “Restoring Boston’s ‘Emerald Isles,’” Arnoldia 48(3): 4 (Summer 1988). Unsigned editorial.
  • “The Walden Ecosystem,” pages 68–157 in: Walden Woods. Concord, Mass.: Thoreau Country Conservation Alliance (1989).
  • “The Likely Source of Thoreau’s Title, ‘The Succession of Forest Trees,’” Thoreau Research Newsletter 1 (4): 5–6 (October 1990).
  • “The Thoreaus in the 1855 Massachusetts Census,” Thoreau Research Newsletter 1(3): 1 (July 1990).
    Review of Thoreau as Seen by His Contemporaries, Walter Harding, compiler and editor (1989), Thoreau Society Bulletin 191: 3 (Spring 1990).
  • Words for Nature. A Thoreau ‘Earthcare Reader’: Nature, Wildness, and the Sublime in the Writings of Henry D. Thoreau. Concord and Lincoln, Massachusetts: Walden Earthcare Network (April 1990). ii + 68 pages. Compiler and editor.
  • “Thoreau Fends Off the American Association for the Advancement of Science,” Thoreau Research Newsletter 1(4): 2 (October 1990).
  • “Towards a Biography of John Downes (1799–1882),” Thoreau Research Newsletter 1(3): 8–12 (July 1990).
  • “Sand and Water, Fire and Ice: Walden Pond and Walden Woods, Gifts of the Glacier,” pages 21–25 in: Don Henley and Dave Marsh, editors, Heaven Is under Our Feet: A Book for Walden Woods. Stamford, Conn.:Longmeadow Press (1991).
  • “Walden, Symbol of Hope,” pages 29–36 in: Don Henley and Dave Marsh, editors, Heaven Is under Our Feet: A Book for Walden Woods. Stamford, Conn.: Longmeadow Press (1991).
  • “‘Burnt Woods’: Ecological Insights into Thoreau’s Unhappy Encounter with Forest Fire,” Thoreau Research Newsletter 2(3): 1–8 (July 1991).
  • “When John Muir Saw the Light: Indianapolis, ‘The Range of Light,’ and Be*yond,” paper presented at “A Special John Muir Conference” (43rd Annual Califor*nia History Institute, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, 19–22 April 1990). Published as a videotape.
  • “The Thoreau Society Jubilee, Worcester, MA, July 8–12; Concord, July 11–19, 1991.” Concord, Mass.: Thoreau Society, 1991. 26 pages.
  • “Heaven Is under Our Feet,” script for promotional videotape on the book Heaven Is under Our Feet, which was narrated by James Earl Jones. First edition, 1992; second edition, 1993.
  • Thoreau’s World and Ours: A Natural Legacy. Proceedings of The Thoreau Society Jubilee (Worcester and Concord, Massachusetts, 8–19 July 1991). Golden, Colorado: North American Press (Fulcrum Publishing). 394 pages. May 1993. Author of two articles and co-editor (with Robert C. Baron) of entire volume.
  • “Thoreau Society Founder Dies at 78,” The Concord Journal, April 18, 1996, page 20. Obituary and eulogy.
  • Plants of the Thoreau Institute. [Lincoln, Mass.]: The Thoreau Institute. [20] pages. 1998.
  • Also, articles and editorials in: Sierra Club Bulletin (conservation in Antarctica); New England Sierran (conservation of Walden Pond); The Ohio State Lantern (environmental issues); Free University Press (Indianapolis) (editorial on Earth Day ’80); dialogue (community magazine, Concord, Mass.); Concord Journal (Concord, Mass.) (bylined natural history newspaper column and two editorials); The Landmark (Holden, Mass.) (two articles on Poutwater Pond National Natural Landmark and State Nature Preserve, Holden, Mass.); Worcester Magazine; Worcester Telegram and Gazette.

Additional Biographical Sources

A Select Bibliography of Newspaper and Magazine Articles about Edmund A. Schofield


  • Moiles, Bill. “Adventure in Boston There for the Asking.” Worcester Daily Telegram, October 21, 1958, page 7.
  • Moiles, Bill. “Column Accomplishes What We Most Like.” Worcester Daily Telegram, December 13, 1958.
  • “Get Tickets for Navy Carnival.” Photograph, Sunday Telegram [Worcester, Mass.], October 1958, page 2. [Includes photograph]


  • “To Teach at Nature Training School.” Worcester Daily Telegram or The Evening Gazette, June 1961. [Includes photograph]


  • “Clark Biologist to Antarctic under Foundation Grant. To Spend Winter Where It’s ‘Summer.’” The Evening Gazette [Worcester, Mass.], September 11, 1963, page 26. [Includes photograph]


  • Plaisted, Julian A. “To Antarctica for Lichens.” Sunday Telegram [Worcester, Mass.], Feature Parade Section, June 21, 1964, pages 12–14. [Includes photographs]
  • Schofield, Edmund A. “Graduate Student Extends Research to the Antarctic,” Clark University Alumni Magazine 280: 10–11 (July 1964).[Includes photographs]
  • Schofield, Edmund, Jr. “Praise for Mayor Mullaney.” The Evening Gazette [Worcester, Mass.], October 1964. [Includes photograph]


  • F[rances]. S[tricker]. “Natural World and Man Interdependent” Free University Press [Indianapolis] No. 29 (April/May), pages 1, 2. [Includes photograph]


  • “Southside Group Observes Birthday of John Muir.” Indianapolis News, April 21, 1980, page 25. [Includes photograph]
  • “Ed Schofield Receives Award.” Free University Press [Indianapolis] No. 36, August 1980.
  • “Ed Schofield, Committee for Earth Day 80 Cited.“ Free University Press [Indianapolis] No. 37, September/October 1980, pages 1 and 2.


  • Lamb, Gregory M. “Walden Pond: A Place to Think, or Swim?” The Christian Science Monitor, “Greater Boston” pullout section, pages B1 and B2, June 6, 1983.


“Help Save Walden Woods.” Concord Journal, July 7, 1988, page 5.

  • Full-page advertisement placed by the Thoreau Country Conservation Alliance.
  • “Help Save Walden Woods.” Concord Journal, November 3, 1988, page 5. Full-page advertisement placed by the Thoreau Country Conservation Alliance.


  • “Support National Historic Landmark Status for All of Walden Woods.” Concord Journal, July 13, 1989, page 5. Full-page advertisement placed by the Thoreau Country Conservation Alliance.


  • Magiera, Frank. “Thoreau Society Observance Here Next Week.”
  • Telegram & Gazette [Worcester, Mass.], July 3, 1991, page D4.
  • Steinfeld, Carol. “Thoreau Society Throws a 50th Birthday Bash.”
  • Boston Sunday Globe, Northwest Weekly, July 14, 1991, page 7.
  • True, Michael. “Henry David Thoreau “Returns” to Worcester.”
  • The Catholic Free Press [Worcester, Mass.], July 1991.
  • Dempsey, James. “Thoreau’s Views Still Influence.” Telegram & Gazette [Worcester, Mass.], July 24, 1991, page D1.
  • Hagerty, Matt. “Thoreau World Center May Be Established Here in the Future.” Concord Journal, July 25, 1991, page 3.
  • Dempsey, James. “Life Turned Full Circle for Student.” Telegram & Gazette [Worcester, Mass.], September 11, 1991, page D1. Reprinted in the Quincy [Mass.] Patriot–Ledger.


  • Atkinson, Jay. “A ‘Larger House’ for Thoreau Society.” The Boston Globe, March 21, 1992. [Includes photograph]
  • Schofield, Edmund A. “Annual Meeting to Focus on New Thoreau Center and Society’s Future.” Thoreau Society Bulletin 199, pages 1 and 2, Spring 1992.
  • “Concord’s Trash Dilemma: Searching for Constructive Solutions.” Concord Journal, June 25, 1992, page 5. Full-page advertisement placed by the Thoreau Country Conservation Alliance.


  • Towne, Jon. “Link with Darwin Seen in New Thoreau Book.” Concord Journal, April 29, 1993, pages 1, 14. [Includes photograph]
  • Gravina, Irene Cullen. “Hanscom Rally Stirs Revolutionary Spirit.” Concord Journal, September 30, 1993, page 1.


  • Manning, Anita. “Battle of Walden Woods. Cover Story: Price Issue Is Just a Drop in the Pond.” USA Today, October 4, 1994, pages D1 and D2. [Includes photograph]


  • Morfit, Spencer Harris. “Walden: Earth’s Eye. The Story of the Effort to Preserve Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Haunts for Future Generations.” Appalachia (New Series) Volume 51, Number 1 (Whole Number 202), pages 16 to 38 (June 15, 1996).


  • Schofield, Edmund A. “Henry & Me: From Worcester to Walden to Worcester in the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau.” Worcester Magazine, July 3–9, 1998, pages 1, 10–15 [Author’s original title: “Pilgrimage from Walden”]. [Includes photographs]

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