The University of North Carolina Herbarium has
catalogued only three specimens – all bryophytes – collected by Elizabeth
Goode Montgomery. As cataloguing
continues it is possible that more will be found in NCU’s collection. The specimens in our collection were
probably collected on a field trip when she was a graduate student in 1972,
and all are collected as “Elizabeth Montgomery.”
Elizabeth Ann “Bibba” Goode was born in Connelly Springs, North
Carolina, to Lucile (nee Brown) and Ralph Glass Goode. She attended the University of North
Carolina at Greensboro from 1957-1959, then completed her undergraduate
studies with an A. B. in Botany at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill in 1961. She went on to earn a
M.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1975.1, 2
Ca. 1994 she resumed using
her maiden name, Goode, after her marriage to Edward Davidson Montgomery
Ms. Goode taught math &
science in the North Carolina public school system, but spent most of her
career as a biologist at the National Institute of Environmental Health
Sciences, and retired from there in 1999.2
In addition to depositing
specimens in the University of North Carolina Herbarium, Ms. Goode was a
volunteer at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.2
Ms. Goode died on 23
September 2003 at age 64. 2
NCU is in the midst of
cataloguing our bryophytes including those collected by Elizabeth Montgomery
Goode. Please visit The Consortium of North American Bryophyte Herbaria to peruse specimens in any of the three dozen
herbaria in the Consortium. If you are
interested in helping NCU database our moss specimens, please contact Asst.
Curator Carol Ann McCormick at 919.962.6931.
Langley, Charles H., Elizabeth Montgomery, and
William F. Quattlebaum (1982) Restriction
map variation in the Adh
region of Drosophila. Proc. Natl.
Acad. Sci. USA 79: 5631-5635.
Voelker, Robert A., Charles H. Langley, Andrew J. Leigh
Brown, Seido Ohnishi, Barbara Dickson, Elizabeth
Montgomery, and Sandra C. Smith (1980) Enzyme
null alleles in natural populations of Drosophila
melanogaster: Frequencies in a
North Carolina population. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 77(2): 1091-1095.
1. “Goode, Elizabeth Ann” Alumni Record Card,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
2. “Elizabeth Ann Goode” Obituary. The Chapel Hill News, Sunday, September 28,