Looking for records on early (or other) ecologists? We have several kinds of biographical materials available. Here are some options:
- See this table of simplified biographical information with links to the ESA Bulletin
- Search for a specific name using the search option at the top of any page.
- Obituaries and resolutions of respect for deceased members.
- Check out recent award winners here, and those all the way back.
- Those who have served in ESA are recorded at the officers page.
- See an academic family tree of plant ecologists and associated microbiographies.
- HRC has been collecting oral histories of notable ecologists since 2012.
- In 2004-2005, more than 100 ecologists submitted personal accounts detailing how they became interested in ecology, what they do now, and what advice they would give to ecology students today.
- Who were ESA’s earliest members? (list)
- Check our new list (in progress) of book-length biographies and autobiographies of ecologists.
Please comment at any page to let us know when praise is due, or you see a flaw in our information, or to share information you have. This project is bigger than all of us—we welcome your help!
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It’s fun to check out pioneers in ecology!
- W. G. McGinnies, University of Arizona
- Ada Hayden, Iowa State University
- R. Keinholz, Connecticut
- William S. Cooper, University of Minnesota
- Charles F. Hottes, University of Illinois
- Raymond J. Pool, University of Nebraska
- Edwin B. Powers, University of Tennessee
- George Elwood Nichols, Yale University
- Leslie A. Kenoyer, Western Michigan State Teachers College
- J. M. Aikman, Iowa State University
- J. A. Larsen, Iowa State University
- T. L. Steiger, University of Nebraska
- Bell, USDA
- Herbert C. Hansen, North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station
- Victor E. Shelford, University of Illinois
- George D. Fuller, University of Chicago
- Arthur G. Vestal, University of Illinois
- Fraser, Indiana
- T. J. Fitzpatrick, University of Nebraska
- John E. Weaver, University of Nebraska
- Barrington Moore, UK
- A. O. Weese, University of Oklahoma
- W. C. Allee, University of Chicago