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David William Goodall, 1914-2018

Notice prepared by Robert Peet and Sharon Kingsland, HRC. If you are interested in submitting a full obituary or resolution for Dr. Goodall or another deceased colleague, contact Bob Peet (robert_peet AT unc DOT edu) or Bob Jones (rhj AT clemson DOT edu). More information about ESA obituary/resolution policy and guidelines for preparing them are available here. David William Goodall,…

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HRC April 2018 Newsletter

Contents The Ecological State of Mind: E.O. Wilson, transformative art and literature, and “translational ecology.” Exploring the Archives: The History of Physiological Ecology HRC and Archives News (below) Read the entire April issue here. The HRC Newsletter welcomes contributions from HRC members and friends. Please send Newsletter items to Sharon Kingsland atsharon AT jhu DOT edu. News from the Historical…

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Harriet George Barclay, Tributes to a Teacher

Harriet George Barclay, August 31, 1901- May 25, 1990“She kept saying she couldn’t die because she had too much to do,” recalls retired University of Tulsa biology professor Dr. Paul Buck, for whom Barclay was mentor and friend. … [Until a few weeks before her death] “She was at her computer, organizing data about some 15,000 plant collections—with multiple specimens…

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Historical Perspectives in Human Ecology

We received the following announcement from the ESA Human Ecology Section. Announcing a special issue of Human Ecology Review, titled Human Ecology—A Gathering of Perspectives: Portraits from the Past—Prospects for the Future. It provides short biographies of a range of people who have contributed ideas and insights that are important to human ecology. It also touches on the historical development…

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January 2018 HRC Newsletter

The latest newsletter from the Historical Records Committee focuses on oral history, with articles on an environmental history project in Louisiana and an update on HRC’s own Oral History Project, which includes interviews with 21 ecologists. Read or download the current newsletter in PDF form. Environmental History from Below: The Louisiana Sea Grant Oral History Project In anticipation of ESA’s…

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Mary Talbot, Pioneering Entomologist

Terry McGlynn is the Editor-In-Chief of Small Pond Science, a collaborative blog. In recognition of Ada Lovelace Day 2017, he wrote this profile of entomologist Mary Talbot, cross-posted here with permission and minor edits.We’ve provided some dates and other information below Dr. McGlynn’s post. Mary Talbot, pioneering ecologist and myrmecologistby Terry McGlynn, Professor of Biology at Cal State Dominguez HillsSmall…

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October 2017 HRC Newsletter

From the October 2017 HRC newsletter: Preserving Historical Records in Ecology: Opportunities and Challenges By Juliana Mulroy, Sharon Kingsland, Tom Mulroy, Fred Swanson, Charles Nilon, and Alan Covich The Historical Records Committee (HRC) sponsored a Special Session at the Portland meeting of the Ecological Society of America in 2017 on the theme of “Preserving ecology’s historical record for the 21st…

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ESA’s 2017 Awards

ESA’s annual awards, to be presented in Portland at the August annual meeting, include high honors to four distinguished women in ecology. Awards are announced in the July issue of the ESA Bulletin.Eminent Ecologist Award: Diana Harrison WallThe Eminent Ecologist Award honors a senior ecologist for an outstanding body of ecological work or sustained ecological contributions of extraordinary merit. Soil…

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HRC Events at the 2017 Annual Meeting

The Historical Records Committee is sponsoring a Special Session on “Saving Historical Records: Challenges for Ecology and Its Historians in the 21st Century,” which will be held on Monday evening, August 7, from 8:00-10:00 p.m. in the conference hotel. Julie Mulroy developed the idea for the session. Alan Covich, Charles Nilon, and Sharon Kingsland from HRC are co-organizers and Alan…

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Winona Hazel Welch, Moss Champion

Winona H. Welch May 5, 1896-January 18, 1990Although she was a well rounded botanist and field ecologist who taught dozens of students, Winona Welch chose to focus most of her research attention on bryophytes. She taught general botany, ecology, morphology, anatomy, mycology, plant pathology, landscaping, spring flora and methods of teaching biology in high schools. For her research she was…

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