Good-bye ESA, a farewell photo gallery
Sep19

Good-bye ESA, a farewell photo gallery

By Nadine Lymn, ESA director of public affairs After 21 years working for the Ecological Society of America, first as communications officer and then as director of public affairs, I feel like I’ve kind of “grown up” with ESA.  During my time here, I got to see ESA go from a mostly volunteer-run organization to one with a professional staff of thirty. The Society opened a headquarters office in Washington, DC and learned what goes into effectively managing a mid-size scientific organization. It launched its Issues in Ecology series and the journals Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment and Ecosphere and started a blog. It worked to increase human diversity in our field through its award-winning SEEDS program. And members sought out more opportunities to share ecological science beyond our community. I am deeply grateful to our members and my colleagues for the wealth of experiences and happy memories I’m taking with me. Hope you enjoy some of my favorites in this photo gallery. E.O. Wilson and Jane Lubchenco at ESA’s 1994 Annual Meeting held in Knoxville, TN. Gordon Orians, Judy Meyer, Jerry Franklin, and Jane Lubchenco at 1994 Annual Meeting. All are past presidents of ESA. Reporters attending ESA’s 1997 Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM got to participate in a field trip of the Sevilleta LTER. Note Scott Collins on the far right. Members of ESA’s 1998 Public Affairs Committee. Back row: Tom Stohlgren, Rick Borchelt, Susan Musante (ESA staff), Shealagh Pope, Curtis Bohlen, Yaffa Grossman. Front row: Chris Potter, Nadine Lymn (ESA staff), Richard Pouyat, Ann Bartuska (VP for Public Affairs), Rebeccah Goldberg. Rosina Bierbaum (White House OSTP) talked with reporters during an ESA press conference in 1998. ESA Executive Director Katherine McCarter, Science EIC Don Kennedy (ESA Opening Plenary speaker) and ESA President Alan Covich at the 2007 ESA Annual Meeting in San Jose, CA. ESA President Norm Christensen with ESA’s 10,000th member, Walter Heady in 2007. Charlie Nilon, with ESA’s Education Committee, participated in congressional meetings. Robert Twilley talked about the ecological aspects of Hurricane Katrina at an ESA congressional briefing in 2005. ESA President Steward Pickett talked about the ecology of cities with visitors to ESA’s booth at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC. ESA 2007 Graduate Student Policy Award recipients Dena Vallano (left) and Thomas Morrison with ESA Science Policy Analyst Colleen Fahey on Capitol Hill. ESA President Mary Power with the Society’s 2010 Regional Policy Award recipient Mayor John Fetterman. ESA VP for Public Affairs Sunny Power with Congressman Hinchey and other constituents in 2004. Margaret Palmer and Emily Bernhardt tell Rep. Ehlers about their research during the...

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