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Diana Wall poses for a portrait in an open semi-arid field.

Write-up of Diana Wall in Nature

Nature published a great summary of Diana Wall’s soil ecology research last month. Wall served as president of ESA in 1999-2000 and became a Fellow of the Society in 2012. If you want to learn more about her, here’s more from around our website: a profile of Wall her perspective on the events and accomplishments of her ESA presidency her…

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Graph of meeting attendance using data from Meetings table

Annual meetings trivia – Fort Lauderdale edition

With this year’s annual meeting fast approaching, we thought it was time for a little meetings trivia! The annual meeting has only ever been held in Florida once before: in Gainesville at the University of Florida in 1954 This is the first time ever the annual meeting is in Fort Lauderdale The annual meeting is huge! More than 4500 people…

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References for the History of Ecology

For the history of ESA, see ESA History References. Resources for the History of Ecology Bocking, Stephen. 1997. Ecologists and Environmental Politics: A History of Contemporary Ecology. Yale University Press, New Haven. Croker, Robert A. 1991. Pioneer ecologist: the life and work of Victor Ernest Shelford, 1877-1968. Washington, D.C. Egerton, Frank N. (ed.). 1977. History of American Ecology. Arno Press,…

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References for ESA’s History

Numerous websites, books, and papers describe the history of ecology (see History of Ecology, References). This page provides sources on the history of the Ecological Society of America. History of the Ecological Society of America For a summary of important events in the history of ESA, go to Timelines. For information on ESA’s repository for historical documents, go to Archives….

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Sidebars are managed with the Custom Sidebars plugin. This plugin allows us to have different sidebars for different posts and pages. To make new sidebars or changes to sidebars, go to Appearance -> Widgets. To change the sidebar associated with a page or post, you may need to change the Sidebar Location found on the Sidebars section of the Widgets…

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Categories and tags

As a quick rule of thumb, the category is the “section” of the website the post belongs in and is generally quite broad. Tags specify other areas the post relates to or specific things mentioned in the post to facilitate searching. Categories help put posts in stable lists, like those in the top of some sidebars (like the “Chapter Awards…

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Category Lists and Posts by Tag

Posts by Tag is a plugin used to create lists of posts based on tags in sidebars using the Posts by Tag widgets and in posts and pages using shortcodes associated with the plugin. An example of a within-page list are the Profiles of Ecologists from Under-represented Groups on the Ecological Richness page. List Category Posts is a plugin used…

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Original ESA Members

In 1917, shortly after its founding, ESA published a detailed directory, or “handbook,” based on questions asked of its early members. The list provided documentation of the individuals’ professional position, field of study, research methods, and other details, making it an invaluable resource for historians. See full directory spreadsheet here. In placing this text version here, our goal is to…

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