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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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Diana Wall, Soil Ecologist

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2011. Profile circa 2004. Distinguished Professor, Biology Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO Director, School of Global Environmental Sustainability Education 1971 PhD, Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

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Bettie Willard, Alpine Ecologist

Beatrice E. Willard December 19, 1925 – January 7, 2003 “I think my greatest contribution has been to build bridges to non-ecologists, interpreting ecology and its utility to them.” Building bridges, as Bettie Willard wrote to Jean Langenheim in 1986,

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