Highlights from the July ESA Bulletin: History of Ecology, SEEDS, and more

The ESA Bulletin, appearing quarterly, publishes a wide range of items of interest to ecology, and the content is free to ESA members and nonmembers alike. You can access the latest issue at http://www.esajournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-toc&issn=0012-9623&volume=89&issue=3.

This issue features the 29th installment of Frank Egerton’s History of the Ecological Sciences. Dr. Egerton describes plant disease studies during the 1700’s, which explored the roles of parasitic fungi, insects, soil, and weather in plant diseases.

Alumni of ESA’s Strategies for Ecology, Development, and Sustainability (SEEDS) program present their vision for the future of this award-winning program in “Voices of Hope in a Rapidly Changing World.” You can also read about the Diversity Leadership Award to ESA, as a consequence of the work of the SEEDS program.

Colleagues remember the University of Maryland’s Robert F. Denno (1945 – 2008) and his “passion for bugs” in this resolution of respect.

ESA members can learn about the candidates for ESA offices in this fall’s election and the adoption of the Vegetation Classification Panel’s National Vegetation Classification as a Federal standard.

And last but by no means least, everyone can delight in the Bulletin’s regular Photo Gallery, featuring images from articles in our journals.