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Paul Alaback

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2011. Profile circa 2004-05. Current: Professor Emeritus of Forest Ecology, University of Montana. 1980 Ph.D. Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. Forest Science (forest ecology) 1976 B.S. Botany, B.S. Forest

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Barbara Abraham, Of Spiders and Bees

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2011. Profile circa 2004. Associate Professor, Biology Department, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 1980 PhD, Utah State University, Logan. Biology/Ecology. 1972 M.S., Iowa State University, Ames. Zoology (Animal Behavior). 1969

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Alex Acholonu

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2011. Profile circa 2004. Update: “Dr. Acholonu has been a part of the Department of Biological Sciences since 1991 teaching various classes, serving as director of the Ecology Education

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Saran Twombly, NSF Program Director

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2011. Profile circa 2005. As of 2013, Dr. Twombly was director of the National Science Foundation’s Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB) program. When did you get interested

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Robin W. Kimmerer, Ecology and Culture

Knowledge has power only when it is shared. From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2011. Profile circa 2005. As with many ecologists, Dr. Kimmerer’s training began in the forests of her childhood home. With European

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Dee Boersma, Conservation Biologist

How do you describe your job when you meet people at a party? I work with penguins. Conservation biologist and penguin researcher Dr. Dee Boersma holds the Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science and Professor of Biology at the University

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Lois H. Tiffany, More than a “Mushroom Lady”

Lois Hattery Tiffany, March 8, 1924–September 6, 2009 This post is part of a series for Women’s History Month, March 2016. See all related posts. In the later years of her long and celebrated career at Iowa State University, popular

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Ada Hayden, Preserving Iowa’s Prairies

Ada Hayden August 14, 1884–August 12, 1950 Hayden is primarily associated with prairie preservation in Iowa. Within a year of earning her Ph.D., her research on the ecology of prairie plants in central Iowa was published in the American Journal

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Celebrating Women in Ecology–since 1988

This post is part of a series for Women’s History Month, March 2016. See all related posts. In August 1988, Dr. Jean Harmon Langenheim spoke to ESA members as the Society’s past president. Her speech, The Path and Progress of

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Women in Ecology, Then and Now

This post is part of a series for Women’s History Month, March 2016. See all related posts. Thirty years ago, Dr. Jean Langenheim initiated a project on “women ecologists” by sending letters to dozens of women who were practicing ecology,

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