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William A. Reiners

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004. Degree                           Ph.D. Position                         Director and Professor Department                   Botany Dept. and Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center Organization                 University of Wyoming When did you become interested in ecology? I learned about ecology as an undergraduate at Knox College through the influence of Paul Shepard. Paul combined outstanding…

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Jim Reichman

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004. Degree                                  Ph.D. Position                                Director Organization                        National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis Dr. Reichman is the recipient of the Ecological Society of America’s 2004 Distinguished Service Citation for his many contributions to ESA and the field of ecology. He has served on a variety of…

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Ronald Pulliam

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004. Degree                                                                             Ph.D. ESA Distinguished Service Citation for 2002 When I was 14 years old I got a summer job as the Nature instructor at Camp Linwood Haynes, the local Boy Scout camp near Augusta Ga. I took the job seriously and learned everything I could…

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James W. Porter

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004. Degree                                                         Ph.D. Position                                                       Marine Biologist Department                                                 Institute of Ecology Organization                                               University of Georgia Eugene P. Odum Award 2005 Who wants to stay indoors all day? In my case, I can certainly trace my interest in science and ecology back to a hand-me-down butterfly net and…

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Nigel Pitman

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004. Degree                                         Ph.D. 2002 W. S. Cooper Award I became interested in ecology after reading “The end of nature” by Bill McKibben as a freshman in college. I spent the next year on a leave of absence working in a forest reserve in Costa Rica, and…

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Early profile picture of Stewart Pickett.

Steward Pickett

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004.Degree                                      Ph.D.Position                                    Senior ScientistOrganization                            Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NYSteward Pickett grew up with a general fascination with the natural world, fueled by books his librarian mother would bring home for him to read. He remembers reading about astronomers, and thinking, “Oh, I want to be…

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Dr. Margaret Palmer

Margaret Palmer

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004. Degree                                                  Professor Position                                                Biology Department Department                                          Department of Entomology Organization                                        University of Maryland Describe your route to a career in (or using) ecology. What challenges did you need to overcome? What was your training, and what positions have you held? When I was an undergraduate…

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Dr. Sonia Ortega

Sonia Ortega

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004. Degree                                             Ph.D. Position                                           Program Director Department                                     Division of Graduate Education Organization                                   NSF I became interested in ecology while in college. I was majoring in Biology at the U. of Costa Rica and had the opportunity to do lots of field trips. I also took a…

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Dr. Cecilia Nuñez

Cecilia Nuñez (2004)

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004. Degree                                               Ph.D. Position                                             Assistant Postdoctoral position Department                                       Dr. Brewer’s Lab Organization                                     University of Montana When I was a child, my parents and my grandfather nurtured in me a deep love for nature. As a teenager, I had the fortune to live in a city…

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Portrait image of Shahid Naeem with a bird on his extended hand.

Shahid Naeem

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004.Degree                                    Ph.D.Position                                  Professor and ChairDepartment                            Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental BiologyOrganization                          Columbia University Somewhere in my senior year as an undergraduate at U. C. Berkeley I became interested in ecology. The undergraduate course in ecology I took was dull and really never gave the sense that ecology was…

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