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Write-up of Diana Wall in Nature

Nature published a great summary of Diana Wall’s soil ecology research last month. Wall served as president of ESA in 1999-2000 and became a Fellow of the Society in 2012. If you want to learn more about her, here’s more

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Annual meetings trivia – Fort Lauderdale edition

With this year’s annual meeting fast approaching, we thought it was time for a little meetings trivia! The annual meeting has only ever been held in Florida once before: in Gainesville at the University of Florida in 1954 This is

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References for the History of Ecology

For the history of ESA, see ESA History References. Resources for the History of Ecology Bocking, Stephen. 1997. Ecologists and Environmental Politics: A History of Contemporary Ecology. Yale University Press, New Haven. Croker, Robert A. 1991. Pioneer ecologist: the life

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References for ESA’s History

Numerous websites, books, and papers describe the history of ecology (see History of Ecology, References). This page provides sources on the history of the Ecological Society of America. History of the Ecological Society of America For a summary of important

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Original ESA Members

In 1917, shortly after its founding, ESA published a detailed directory, or “handbook,” based on questions asked of its early members. The list provided documentation of the individuals’ professional position, field of study, research methods, and other details, making it

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A note on the history of the ECOLOG listserv

If you’re already a member of the ECOLOG listserv this won’t be news to you, and if you’re not a member this might just get you to sign up! David Inouye sent the following message and graph on February 26th:

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Full Annual Meetings Table

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Past Presidents Addresses

After their term is up, presidents of the ESA give a speech. Originally a “President’s Address,” this task later became a primary project of the outgoing Past President. Addresses are given at the Annual ESA Meeting one year after the

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The Council Member-at-Large positions started in 1948 and were transferred to the Governing Board on its creation in 1995. Three members-at-large are elected for two-year terms. All officers assume their positions at the conclusion of the annual meeting. Past and

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Business Manager

The Business Manager office began as a position supporting production of the Society’s journals in 1920. It was discontinued in 1995, with the reorganization that created a Governing Board and professional paid staff to replace the ESA Council that was

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