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ESA’s Sixth Decade (1966–1975): Start of ESA’s Second Half-Century

By Kiyoko Miyanishi Reprinted from the ESA Bulletin, Vol 96(4), October 2015, pp 513-518. A caveat on this series of Bulletin articles on ESA by decade: this is not any kind of official history of ESA but simply one person’s

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ESA’s primary technical journal, Ecology, has been published since 1920. This monthly publication publishes research and synthesis papers on all aspects of ecology, with particular emphasis on papers that develop new concepts in ecology, that test ecological theory, or that

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Bulletin of the ESA

The quarterly Bulletin, founded in 1917, is ESA’s oldest journal and the official record of the Society’s business. The Bulletin publishes announcements of meetings, programs, awards, articles, and items of current interest to members. The Bulletin also contains annual reports

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Orie Loucks, Ecologist Effecting Change, 1931-2016

Orie L. Loucks, October 2, 1931 – September 10, 2016 This brief profile is based, in part, on notes by Dennis Knight from an oral history interview with Orie Loucks on August 7, 2013, at the 98th meeting of ESA

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Turning to a New Century

Outgoing ESA president Dr. Monica Turner highlighted ESA’s first century as she directed attention to present accomplishments and plans for the decades ahead. Her presidential address, The Turn of the Century (28 mb), included callouts to the centennial celebrated last

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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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