Monthly Archives: March 2013

96th Annual Meeting (2011) Austin

Theme: Earth Stewardship: Preserving and enhancing the earth’s life-support systems August 7-12, 2011, in Austin, Texas, 3721 attendees Opening Plenary Keynote Speaker: Name, title, on topic, title Scientific Plenary Keynote Speaker: : Stephen W. Pacala, ESA MacArthur Lecturer; Director, Princeton

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97th Annual Meeting (2012) Portland

Theme: Life on Earth: Preserving, Utilizing, and Sustaining Ecosystems August 5-10, 2012, in Portland, Oregon, 4992 attendees Opening Plenary Keynote Speaker: Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric

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1926 photo identification

Ecology photograph, IV International Botanical Congress, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. August 18, 1926 According to the records of Bob Burgess, the photograph includes 16 charter members of the Ecological Society of America (Bray, Cooper, Cowles, Dana, Fuller, Gates, Gleason,

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The 1917 Directory

Information on the first two cohorts of ESA members (284 Charter Members plus 23 members elected at the December 1916 meeting) was published in the ESA Bulletin 1(3) in early 1917. This “Handbook” offers a fascinating glimpse of information abstracted from information

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History posters at Portland 2012

At the Portland meeting, HRC sponsored an entire poster session, as well as an organized oral session, devoted to history. We’ll be continuing that trend this year with new sessions in Minneapolis. The nine posters in the 2012 session explored

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Robert Fiske Griggs

Robert F. Griggs Born: Brooklyn, CT 8/22/1881, died 6/8/1962 Education: Ohio State (B. Sc, 1903); Minnesota (M.S. 1906); Harvard (Ph.D 1911) Dissertation title: The development and cytology of Rhodochytrium (Bot. Gaz 53:127-173) Adviser: George F. Atkinson (??) (mentioned in dissertation

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Romping through the records

Looking for a little ecoentertainment? We’ve been sharing little known facts about ESA’s eminent ecologists and presidents via our Twitter account, @ESAhistory! (Tweets have been edited slightly for web presentation; we also added dates to some for clarity.) Twitterati are

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