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Speaking of Women in Ecology

March will, once again, be Women’s History Month here in the U.S.* We’ll be focusing on the many women who now work, and have worked, in ecological sciences. We would love to have your help! We’ll be posting bios of women whose contributions are significant but who may, personally, be little known outside the field of ecology, as well as…

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Centennial History of ESA available

A Centennial History of the Ecological Society of America by Frank Egerton is now available at From the Amazon blurb: Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2015, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) is the largest professional society devoted to the science of ecology. A Centennial History of the Ecological Society of America tells the story of ESA’s humble beginnings,…

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July 2015 HRC Newsletter

CONTENTSCelebrating ESA and the History of Ecology in BaltimoreMore to Celebrate from the University of Georgia Archives!What You Can Find in the Paul B. Sears Papers at Yale UniversityInteractive Maps: A Fun Way to Explore the Diverse Early Membership of ESA[Download full PDF version here.] Celebrating ESA and the History of Ecology in Baltimore, August 2015Among the many activities celebrating…

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2015 HRC-sponsored Sessions at Annual Meeting

In recognition of ESA’s centennial celebration this year, HRC’s program subcommittee, chaired by Juliana Mulroy, has worked with committee members and others to put together the following sessions for the August meeting in Baltimore. Special Session: Ecology’s Concepts: How Are They Used and Valued?Monday, August 10, 8-10:00 p.m.(Organized by William Reiners, with Jeffrey Lockwood, Steven Prager, Derek Reiners) Symposium: Fostering…

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April 2015 HRC Newsletter

CONTENTS Centennial, Website, and Bulletin Updates Join Us for these HRC-sponsored Sessions and Events at the Centennial Meeting! News from the ESA Archives at the University of Georgia Exploring the ESA Archives HRC’s Oral History Project [Download full PDF version here.] Looking toward the Centennial: A Guide to the Website and Recent Bulletin Essays The Historical Records Committee has been…

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HRC’s Oral History Project

From the April 2015 HRC Newsletter; contributed by Dennis H. Knight; updated 3/2022“Since this HRC project began several years ago, oral histories have been recorded for 26-time ESA members. All recordings are now archived at the University of Georgia. Each submission includes a folder with the recording (WAV digital format in most cases; MP3 recordings are considered inferior); a detailed,…

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Exploring the ESA Archives: Why Visit or Write?

From the April 2015 HRC Newsletter; contributed by Juliana Mulroy. Even if you aren’t interested in ESA organizational history specifically, there is much to find about the history of ecology at UGA’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, both within the ESA archives and in other collections. Although processing of these collections and Finding Aids is not complete, there is…

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Ecology’s Future: ESA Writing Contest

Can you imagine what ecology might look like 50 years from now? Give it a try, for a new writing contest ESA Frontiers has launched for the ESA Centennial this year. As we honor the first hundred years of the society, ESA invites ecologists to imagine the state of ecology in the middle of our next century. In 800 words…

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