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July 2016 Bulletin Rich in History

The July Bulletin of the ESA offers a wealth of history-related material, collected here (along with a few republished from April) for your browsing convenience. Historical Records Committee Newsletter: Upcoming Sessions at the Annual Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Bill Reiners

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Helen Foot Buell, a Quiet Partner

Helen Foot Buell, 1902-1995 Ed. Note: In anticipation of a new essay on Murray (and Helen) Buell, scheduled to appear in the Bulletin‘s July 2016 issue, we wanted to share a brief profile of Helen Foot (sometimes spelled Foote) Buell,

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Robert Treat Paine, His Legacy Continues

The world of ecology is saddened today by news of the passing of Robert Paine, who died last night after an illness. Dr. Paine was president of ESA in 1979-1980; his role is captured in his reflections on his presidency,

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Frances C. James, An Ornithologist with a Propensity for Skepticism

Contributed by William Dritschilo Frances Crews James, September 29, 1930- For her doctoral dissertation, “Fran” James questioned a hoary ecological shibboleth, correcting Ernst Mayr with a bit of German translation in the process. Although she was very much on the

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2016 HRC-related Sessions at Annual Meeting

August 7-12, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Julie Mulroy and Zoe Nyssa have assembled a terrific program for the Ft. Lauderdale meeting. We have an exceptionally diverse set of disciplines represented, as you will see from the descriptions below. Steven Armour, who

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Beverly J. Rathcke, Challenging Dogma, Training Students

Contributed by William Dritschilo Beverly Jean Rathcke, July 12, 1945- January 6, 2011 “Bev” Rathcke was a member of what Jean Langenheim described as the “First Modern Wave” of women ecologists in her review article on women in the science.

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Charles Nilon, Urban Wildlife Ecology

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2011. Profile circa 2004. Current: Professor of Fisheries and Wildlife at the University of Missouri–Columbia, MO Education B.S. Biology, Morehouse College M.F.S. Master of Forest Science with an emphasis

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Mimi Lam, Human Dimensions of Fisheries

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2011. Profile circa 2010. Current: Research Associate, UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, others Ph.D. Dalhousie University B.Sc. Honours University of British Columbia Dr. Lam served as an

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Judith Vergun, Tradition and Ecology

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2011. Profile circa 2004. Currently, Director for Conference and Presentation Programs in the Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Related Professions, Washington DC. Professor (retired), College

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Carol Kaesuk Yoon, Science Journalist

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2011. Profile circa 2004. I realized, this is what I should have been doing all my life! If I hadn’t gone to grad school, I might not have found

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