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About the HRC

The Historical Records Committee

A composite with past presidents and the written text, esa history.
Explore the ESA’s Historical Records Committee

Established in 1944, The Historical Records Committee is charged with encouraging members to conserve documents and photos pertinent to the history of the Ecological Society of America and ecology, and with making such records available to members, historians, biographers, and the public through its website and other communications. Read more about the history of HRC.

In 1990, HRC members developed a symposium and display for the 75th anniversary of the Society. Since 2011, the committee has prepared a variety of history programs leading up to and through the Centennial meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, August 9-14, 2015. This website celebrates these efforts and highlights the Society’s history.

Dr. Frances James
Dr. Frances James
Portrait image of Barrington Moore.
Barrington Moore
Dr. Mary Talbot poses for a photograph. Black and White
Dr. Mary Talbot
Dr. Jean Langenheim
Dr. Jean Langenheim
Portrait image of Bill Schlesinger.
Bill Schlesinger
Cornelius “Neil” Mueller
Dr. Lois H. Tiffany
Lois Hattery Tiffany
Portrait image of Osvaldo Sala in an open field with arms crossed and a smile.
Osvaldo Sala
Portrait image of David Inouye holding some flowers with a mountainous backdrop.
David Inouye
Portrait image of former ESA President David Lodge standing on a rock riverside.
David Lodge
Dr. Harriet Barclay
Harriet Barclay
ESA 2016 President seated in a small boat.
Monica Turner

The HRC website is intended to be the public face of the Committee, and to provide ESA members and others direct access to the historical records and information available therein, as well as information on current projects and activities of the Committee.