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Past Presidents Photos

[page in progress; more photos and captions to come] For more photos of ESA Past Presidents, as well as an outline of their contributions, please see Early Past Presidents timeline or Living Past Presidents timeline.

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Historic Photo Gallery

Here are a few selections from our historic photo collection. Many of these were collected by Robert Burgess as part of his research into ESA’s history. We’ll be adding more here, and also creating new galleries as this site develops.

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ESA and the Ecologists’ Union

Note: The following is a transcription of this report, which originally appeared in the Bulletin in 1978. Original page numbers are inserted in brackets. Brackets are also used to indicate words whose spelling has been corrected from the original. Please

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1965 Report on Future of Ecology

Note: The following is a transcription of this report, which originally appeared in the Bulletin in 1965. Original page numbers are inserted in brackets. Brackets are also used to indicate words whose spelling has been corrected from the original. Please

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ESA’s Third Decade: The War Years

By Kiyoko Miyanishi Reprinted from the ESA Bulletin, Vol 95(2), April 2014. Although ESA membership had declined significantly during its second decade, most likely due to the depression, it regained its former numbers to ~700 by the 1942 directory. Generally,

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F. Stuart Chapin III

F. Stuart Chapin III (Terry) Born: Portland, OR 2/2/1944 Education: Swarthmore (BA 1966); Stanford (Ph. D. 1973) Dissertation title: Morphological and physiological mechanisms of temperature compensation in phosphate absorption along a latitudinal gradient (Science 183:521-523; Ecology 55:1180-1198) Adviser: H. A.

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Ruth Myrtle Patrick, 1907-2013

With the death of botanist and limnologist Ruth Patrick last fall (Sept 23, 2013) we wanted to share something about her illustrious career covering much of the last century! We were fortunate to have an excellent presentation on Dr. Patrick

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Resources for History of ESA

We recently received the following request via the contact form on this website. I am Polish student of SGGW (University of Life Sciences) in Warsaw. Now I am studying Biology and I am writing my Bachelor titled: “Evolution of ecology

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History of HRC

HISTORY OF ESA’S HISTORICAL RECORDS COMMITTEE A draft of the early years, based on the proceedings of ESA meetings The first iteration of the Historical Records Committee started in 1943, but the seeds of its origin were planted six years

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ESA History by Bob Burgess

In about 1976, Dr. Robert Burgess prepared a review of ESA’s history that is the basis for much of our work here. We are expanding on it as we develop new information, but it remains an excellent review that is

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