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W. Dwight Billings

W. Dwight Billings
Born: Washington, D.C. 12/29/1910; died 1/4/1997.
Education: Butler Univ. (A.B. 1933); Duke (A.M. 1935, Ph.D. 1936)
Dissertation title: The structure and development of old-field shortleaf pine stands and certain associated physical properties of the soil. (Ecol. Mon. 8:437-499)
Adviser: Henry J. Oosting (C)
Comments: Influenced by Stanley A. Cain and Ray C. Friesner as an undergraduate.
Teaching history: Tennessee 1936-37; Nevada 1938-52; Duke 1952-?
Ph. D. Students: Lawrence C. Bliss, Harold A. Mooney
Others influenced: John E. Cantlon (undergraduate), Richard T.  T. Forman
ESA offices and honors: Mercer Award 1962; Vice President 1960; Business Manager 1968-69; President 1978-79; Distinguished Service Citation 1981; Eminent Ecologist 1991.
ESA links: Mercer Award | Presidential bio | Distinguished Service Citation | Eminent Ecologist | Resolution of Respect
Archived Papers: Contact UGA/ESA Archives for ESA finding aid and Billings Papers
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