Who was Suiskaya?
Back to Erna Bennett again. In an interview which took place in 1994 Erna mentions spending many hours arguing with Jim Gregor, then Director of the Scottish Plant Breeding Station, on theoretical issues related to genetic conservation. In that interview Erna points out that Gregor was especially interested in a lot of the work of Suiskaya, who was a pupil of Vavilov, pointing out,
“Suiskaya was a woman, who was herself as remarkable as Vavilov was, who studied species formation. In fact, I found here absolutely fascinating as a researcher”.
Just who was Suiskaya? My limited attempts to find any information through the internet have led nowhere. However, the spelling maybe wrong as this is from an oral interview transcript. Maybe someone out there knows something and can help.