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Katherine L. Gross

Katherine L. Gross Born: Madison, WI 10/28/53 Education: Iowa State (B.S. 1975); Michigan State (Ph.D. 1980) Dissertation title: Ecological consequences of differences in life history characteristics among four “biennial” plants (Oecologia 48:209-213; Ecology 63:921-931) Adviser: Patricia A. Werner Teaching History: Ohio State 1980-87; Michigan State 1987-present ESA offices and honors: Vice President 1992-93; President 1998-99; Distinguished Service Citation 2008; Fellow…

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Margaret B. Davis

Margaret B. Davis Born: Boston, MA 10/23/1931 Education: Radcliffe (AB 1953), Harvard (Ph.D. 1957) Dissertation title: Late-glacial pollen diagrams from Central Massachusetts. (Am. J. Science 256:540-570) Adviser: H. M. Raup Comments: Did post-docs with H. M. Raup (Harvard 1957-58), H. Lowenstamm (Caltech 1959-60), E. S. Deevey (Yale 1960-61) Teaching History: University of Michigan 1966-1973, Yale 1973-76, Univ. Minnesota 1976-2000 Ph. D….

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May R. Berenbaum

May R. Berenbaum Born: Trenton, NJ 7/22/1953 Education: Yale (BS 1975), Cornell (Ph.D. 1980) Dissertation title: Furanocoumarin chemistry, insect herbivory, and coevolution in the Umbelliferae (Science 201:532-534; Ecological Entomology 6:345-351; Oecologia 49:236-244; Ecology 62:1254-1266; Science 212:927-929; J. Lep. Soc. 36:160) Adviser: Paul Feeny Comments: Also influenced by Charles Remington and Bruce Stowe (undergraduate) Teaching History: Illinois 1980-present Ph. D. Students:…

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Ann M. Bartuska

Ann M. Bartuska Born: 8/6/1953 Education: Wilkes College (B.S. 1975); Ohio University (M.S 1977); West Virginia (Ph.D. 1981) Dissertation title: Detrital processes in a black locust reforested surface mine compared to a sugar maple dominated mixed hardwood stand Adviser: G. E. Lang (C) ESA offices and honors: VP for Public Affairs 1996-99; President 2002-3; Fellow 2012 ESA links: Presidential bio…

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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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ESA’s Second Decade

By Kiyoko Miyanishi Reprinted from the ESA Bulletin, January 2014. ESA’s Second Decade: Roaring 20s and Dirty 30s In ESA’s first decade, its membership had increased from 284 charter members to ~500 members, of which 11% were women. During its second decade (1926–1935), membership peaked at 645 in the 1928 Directory (although subsequent addenda increased that number to >700 by…

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E. Lucy Braun

Emma Lucy Braun Born: Cincinnati, OH 4/19/1889; died 3/5/1971 Education: Cincinnati (B.A. 1910; M.A. 1912; Ph.D. 1914) Dissertation title: The physiographic ecology of the Cincinnati region (Ohio Biol. Surv. 2:115-211. Bull. no. 7) Adviser: Harris M. Benedict (D) Comments: Thesis thanks Henry C. Cowles for helpful suggestions. A new Eupatorium species, E. luciae-brauniae, was named for her by M. L….

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