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F. Stuart Chapin III

F. Stuart Chapin III (Terry) Born: Portland, OR 2/2/1944 Education: Swarthmore (BA 1966); Stanford (Ph. D. 1973) Dissertation title: Morphological and physiological mechanisms of temperature compensation in phosphate absorption along a latitudinal gradient (Science 183:521-523; Ecology 55:1180-1198) Adviser: Harold A. Mooney (C) Teaching History: Alaska 1984-89; UC Berkeley 1989-98; Alaska 1998-present (emeritus 2011-) Ph. D. Students: John Bryant (1984), Lawrence…

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Ruth Myrtle Patrick

With the death of botanist and limnologist Ruth Patrick on Sept 23, 2013, we wanted to share something about her illustrious career covering much of the last century! We were fortunate to have an excellent presentation on Dr. Patrick by HRC member Daniel Song at our session at the Minneapolis meeting, August 6, 2013. All photos courtesy Dan Song; taken…

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A group of ecologists under in a cavernous overhead.

Mary Minerva Steagall

She joined the Biology Department at Southern Illinois University (SIU, then Southern Illinois Normal College, SINC) in 1913 and became its head in 1921, a position she held until her retirement 17 years later at the age of 71. After a 1926 split, however, it was the Zoology portion of the enterprise she managed. But was she a zoologist? Her…

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Transeau Resolution of Respect

EDGAR NELSON TRANSEAU 1875-1960 President (1924) of the E.S.A. As published in the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, Vol. 41, No. 2 (Jun, 1960), pp. 62-64. At Jstor stable URL. The greatest contribution of Edgar Nelson Transeau is not, so far as I know, a matter of record. I do not refer to his important technical studies of…

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Biography Table

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William Skinner Cooper

William S. Cooper Born: Detroit, MI 8/25/1884; died 10/8/1978 Education: Alma Coll. (B.S. 1906), Johns Hopkins (1906-07, no degree), Chicago (Ph.D. 1911) Dissertation title: The climax forest of Isle Royale, Lake Superior, and its development (Bot. Gaz. 55:1-44, 115-140, 189-235) Adviser: Henry C. Cowles (CD) Comments: Introduced to ecology by Edgar N. Transeau as an undergraduate. Also had early contact…

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Arthur W. Cooper

Arthur W. Cooper Born: Washington, DC 8/15/1931 Education: Colgate (B.A. 1953, M.A. 1955); Michigan (Ph.D. 1958). Dissertation title: Plant life-forms as indicators of microclimate (Ecol. Mon. 31:31-59) Adviser: Stanley A. Cain (C) Comments: Also influenced by W. S. Benninghoff. Teaching history: N.C. State 1958-71, 1976-2001 (emeritus). ESA offices and honors: Vice President 1974-75; President 1980-81; Distinguished Service Citation 1984. ESA…

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Frederic E. Clements

Frederic E. ClementsBorn: Lincoln, NE 9/16/1874; died 7/26/1945Education: Nebraska (B. Sc. 1894, M.A. 1896, Ph.D. 1898)Dissertation title: The phytogeography of Nebraska (presented jointly with Roscoe Pound)Adviser: Charles E. BesseyTeaching history: Nebraska 1894-1907; Minnesota 1907-17.Ph. D. Students: John E. Weaver, Homer L. ShantzOthers influenced: Herbert C. HansonESA links: ESA Obituary | 2nd ESA Obituary/TributeArchived papers: Inventory of the Edith S. and…

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