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Harold Mooney

After Jean Langenheim reported that Harriet Barclay had helped Hal Mooney (ESA President, 1988-89) get started in ecology, in 2016 Sally White asked him more about their connection. Here is his reply: It was a long time ago for sure. It started when I did a semester at Marin Junior College my freshman year. I had just decided to change my career…

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Dr. Iris C-F. Yen

Iris C-F. Yen

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004.Degree                                           Ph.D.Position                                         Assistant ProfessorDepartment                                   Department of Ecology ProvidenceOrganization                                 University, Taiwan When did you get interested in ecology? Who was most influential in guiding you into ecology?I got interested in ecology at a very early age. I grew up in a big farm house with my brothers,…

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Jack Williams

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004.Degree                                       Ph.D.Position                                     Assistant ProfessorDepartment                               Geography DepartmentOrganization                             University of Wisconsin – MadisonDr. Williams and his colleagues Drs. Bryan Shuman and Thompson Webb III are the 2004 recipients of the William S. Cooper Award, for their 2001 paper, “Dissimilarity analyses of Late-Quaternary vegetation and climate in eastern North…

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Robert Washington-Allen

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004.Degree                                       Ph.D.Position                                     Research and Development Staff ScientistOrganization                             Oak Ridge National Lab When did you get interested in ecology? Who was most influential in guiding you into ecology?My 8th grade teacher, Mrs. McArthur, was very good at answering any questions I had in Biology and Ecology so…

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Brian Walker

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004.Degree                                   Ph.D.Position                                 Program Director & ScientistDepartment                           Australian CSIRO DivisionOrganization                         The Resilience Alliance & Sustainable EcosystemsDr. Walker is one of the recipients of ESA’s 2004 Sustainability Science Award for the following paper: Scheffer, M., Carpenter, S., Foley, J., Folke, C., and Walker, B. 2001. Catastrophic shifts in…

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James Vonesh

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004.Degree                                        Ph.D.Position                                      ResearcherDepartment                                Karen Warkentin Lab & STRI, PanamaOrganization                              Boston UniversityDr. Vonesh was the recipient of the 2003 Murray F. Buell Award for his paper “Multi-predator effects across life-history stages: non-additivity of egg- and larval-stage predation in an African treefrog,” which is based on his doctoral…

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Godfrey Uzochukwu

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004.Degree                               Ph.D.Position                             Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary WasteDepartment                       Institute Natural Resources and Environmental Design DeptOrganization                     North Carolina A&T State University When did you get interested in ecology? Who was most influential in guiding you into ecology?I have been interested in ecological systems since my childhood. Dr….

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Jason Taylor

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004.Position                                            DirectorDepartment                                      Education OfficeOrganization                                    Ecological Society of AmericaWhen did you get interested in ecology? Who was most influential in guiding you into ecology?Since I was a child I have always been interested in both learning about the natural world and sharing this knowledge with others.  I…

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Bill Swaney

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004. Position                                       Environmental Science Instructor Department                                 Department of Environmental Science Organization                               Salish Kootenai College When did you get interested in ecology? Who was most influential in guiding you into ecology? First of all, I owe a lot to my parents for the way I was raised….

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Jay Stachowicz

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004. Degree                                        Ph.D. Position                                      Assistant Professor Department                                Evolution and Ecology Organization                              University of California, Davis Dr. Stachowicz, along with his colleagues, is the winner of the ESA 2004 Mercer Award, which recognizes an outstanding ecological research paper published by one or more “younger” researchers (under 40…

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