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Women in Ecology — Page 7

Monica G. Turner

Monica G. Turner Born: New York, NY, 12/9/1958 Education: Fordham Univ. (B.A.1980) ; Georgia (Ph.D. 1985) Dissertation title: Ecological effects of multiple perturbations on a Georgia salt marsh Advisor: Frank Golley (C) Other influences: Graduate school: Susan P. Bratton; Postdoc: Eugene P. Odum; early career at ORNL: Robert H. Gardner, Robert V. O’Neill Teaching History:  Tennessee 1990-94; Wisconsin 1994- Ph….

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Alison G. Power

Alison G. Power Born:  1/28/1953 Education:  Alaska (B.S. 1979); Washington (Ph.D. 1985) Dissertation title: Plant community diversity, insect movement, and the dynamics of an insect-transmitted plant disease (Ecology 68:1658-1669) Advisor: Peter M. Kareiva Teaching History: Cornell 1985—present ESA offices and honors: V. P. for Public Affairs 2005-08; President 2008-09; Fellow 2012

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Pamela A. Matson

Pamela A. Matson Born: Eau Claire, WI, 8/3/1953 Education: Wisconsin (B.S.1975); Indiana (M.S. 1980); Oregon State (Ph.D. 1983) Dissertation title: Effects of nutrient and light limitation on mountain hemlock: susceptibility to laminated root rot (Ecology 65:1517-1524) Adviser: Richard H. Waring Comments: Also influenced by Marcus Fay (B.S.), Peter Vitousek (M.S. and Ph.D), Kermit Cromack (PhD), William Reiners (PhD), Fred Hain (Post doc), Robert…

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Jean H. Langenheim

Jean H. Langenheim Born: Homer, LA, 9/5/1925, as Jean C. Harmon (married R. L. Langenheim, Jr, 1946—thereafter known as Jean H. Langenheim); Died: Santa Cruz, CA, 3/28/2021. Education: Tulsa (B.S.1946), Minnesota (M.S. 1949; Ph.D. 1952) Dissertation title: Vegetation and environmental patterns in the Crested Butte Area, Gunnison County, Colorado (Ecol. Mon. 32:249-85 ) Advisor: W. S. Cooper (C) Teaching history:…

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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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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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