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Secretaries and Treasurers

Originally, ESA members elected a President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer, so this was a combined role. A separate office of Treasurer was created in 1939, but was gradually supplanted by the Business Manager office, created in 1952/54. “For the first 22

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Sustainability Science Award

Initiated in 2004, the Sustainability Science Award of the Ecological Society of America recognizes the authors of the peer reviewed paper published in the past five years that makes the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional

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William S. Cooper Award

The William Skinner Cooper Award, initiated in 1985, is given to honor an outstanding contributor to the fields of geobotany, physiographic ecology, plant succession, or the distribution of plants along environmental gradients, these being the fields in which W. S.

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E. Lucy Braun Award

Since 1988, the E. Lucy Braun Award is given annually for the outstanding poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society by an undergraduate or graduate student or a person with a doctorate who has defended their thesis within

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Eugene P. Odum Award

The Eugene P. Odum Award was started in 2000 to recognize an ecologist for outstanding work in ecology education. Through teaching, outreach, and mentoring activities, recipients of this award have demonstrated their ability to relate basic ecological principles to human

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Distinguished Service Citation

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Honorary Membership Award

Honorary Membership in the Society is given to a distinguished ecologist who has made exceptional contributions to ecology and whose principal residence and site of ecological research are outside of The United States and Canada. Up to three awards may

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Governing Board

Effective spring 1995, ESA shifted to a Governing Board that makes most decisions, currently consisting of nine elected officers. The Vice-Presidents and Secretary serve 3-year terms. The President serves a total of three years on the Governing Board, including one

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Vice-Presidents

Prior to 1995, ESA members elected one Vice-President. Four individual Vice-Presidents currently manage responsibilities in Science, Public Affairs, Finance, and Education and Human Resources, respectively. Vice Presidents of the ESA serve 3-year terms as part of the Governing Board. All

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ESA’s Second Decade

By Kiyoko Miyanishi Reprinted from the ESA Bulletin, January 2014. ESA’s Second Decade: Roaring 20s and Dirty 30s In ESA’s first decade, its membership had increased from 284 charter members to ~500 members, of which 11% were women. During its

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