|Henry C. Cowles, c.1913
At the beginning of the twentieth century, Henry Chandler Cowles, professor of botany at the University of Chicago, attracted scientific interest in the Dunes as a focal point of American ecological study. His research and publications highlighted the region as an ideal locale for examining the interactive evolution of plant communities and land forms.
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