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HRC’s Contributions to the ESA Annual Meetings

In January 2015, ESA’s Bulletin published a History of the Historical Records Committee (HRC), by Dennis Knight and Douglas Sprugel. Since then, under the Program Committee directed by Juliana Mulroy, HRC has continued to produce sessions addressing history and historical records, most notably for the ESA Centennial in 2015. Another HRC-sponsored Special Session has been approved for the August 2017…

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The official 20th anniversary of SEEDS logo.

The SEEDS Program

The Strategies in Ecology Education, Development, and Sustainability, better known as SEEDS, program was established in 1996. This award-winning education program aims to “diversify and advance the ecology profession through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest of underrepresented students to participate, and to lead in ecology.” Through SEEDS, ESA has seen an increase in the participation of underrepresented undergraduate…

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David Lodge, ESA President, 2016-17

At the 2016 annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale, David Lodge took office as ESA’s president. As Director of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University, he is an expert on invasive species, with research focused on freshwater ecology; invasive species biology and bioeconomics; ecological risk analysis; global changes and biodiversity; and environmental ethics and policy.In September, Dr….

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All ESA Journal Editors Table

To date (October 2016), this is the complete Journal Editors table for ESA publications. Note that our compiled historical data only goes to about 1970. As older records are added. this table will automatically update to reflect what we have. If you wish to help, please contact HRC or its website subcommittee.

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Ecological Applications

Ecological Applications was launched in 1991 to highlight applications of ecological science to environmental problems. Originally a quarterly, it expanded to six issues in 2000, and has been published eight times a year since 2007 (Volume 17). “Special issues” are published occasionally; they are accommodated within the annual numbering scheme. “Ecological Applications is concerned broadly with the applications of ecological…

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Ecological Monographs

The journal Ecological Monographs was launched by ESA in 1931 to accommodate longer articles than could be published in Ecology. Criteria specified submissions should be more than 20 pages.  With the advent of Ecological Applications in 1991, Ecological Monographs also now publishes applied papers that are too long for that journal. “Papers published in Ecological Monographs provide integrative and complete…

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ESA’s Sixth Decade (1966–1975): Start of ESA’s Second Half-Century

By Kiyoko Miyanishi Reprinted from the ESA Bulletin, Vol 96(4), October 2015, pp 513-518. A caveat on this series of Bulletin articles on ESA by decade: this is not any kind of official history of ESA but simply one person’s selective summary of interesting information gleaned from reading past ESA Bulletins. During the sixth decade, ESA membership rose from ~3000…

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Ecology

ESA’s primary technical journal, Ecology, has been published since 1920. This monthly publication publishes research and synthesis papers on all aspects of ecology, with particular emphasis on papers that develop new concepts in ecology, that test ecological theory, or that lead to an increased appreciation for the diversity of ecological phenomena. Read full Aims and Scope. Explore contents of Ecology…

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Bulletin of the ESA

The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, issued quarterly, contains announcements of meetings of the Society and related organizations, programs, awards, articles, and items of current interest to members. As ESA’s oldest journal, it is the official record of the Society’s business. The Bulletin is open access. The Bulletin also contains annual reports of the Society and its chapters,…

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Orie Loucks, Ecologist Effecting Change, 1931-2016

Orie L. Loucks, October 2, 1931 – September 10, 2016 This brief profile is based, in large part, on notes by Dennis Knight from an oral history interview with Orie Loucks on August 7, 2013, at the 98th meeting of ESA in Minneapolis. Full obituary here. Orie Loucks grew up on a southern Ontario farm, where he attended a country…

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