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Barbara Abraham, Of Spiders and Bees

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2011. Profile circa 2004. Associate Professor, Biology Department, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 1980 PhD, Utah State University, Logan. Biology/Ecology. 1972 M.S., Iowa State University, Ames. Zoology (Animal Behavior). 1969

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Alex Acholonu

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2011. Profile circa 2004. Update: “Dr. Acholonu has been a part of the Department of Biological Sciences since 1991 teaching various classes, serving as director of the Ecology Education

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Saran Twombly, NSF Program Director

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2011. Profile circa 2005. As of 2013, Dr. Twombly was director of the National Science Foundation’s Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB) program. When did you get interested

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Robin W. Kimmerer, Ecology and Culture

Knowledge has power only when it is shared. From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2011. Profile circa 2005. As with many ecologists, Dr. Kimmerer’s training began in the forests of her childhood home. With European

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Dee Boersma, Conservation Biologist

How do you describe your job when you meet people at a party? I work with penguins. Conservation biologist and penguin researcher Dr. Dee Boersma holds the Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science and Professor of Biology at the University

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Lois H. Tiffany, More than a “Mushroom Lady”

Lois Hattery Tiffany, March 8, 1924–September 6, 2009 This post is part of a series for Women’s History Month, March 2016. See all related posts. In the later years of her long and celebrated career at Iowa State University, popular

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Ada Hayden, Preserving Iowa’s Prairies

Ada Hayden August 14, 1884–August 12, 1950 Hayden is primarily associated with prairie preservation in Iowa. Within a year of earning her Ph.D., her research on the ecology of prairie plants in central Iowa was published in the American Journal

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Simon A. Levin

Simon A. Levin Born: Baltimore, MD 4/22/1941 Education: The Johns Hopkins University (B.A. 1961); University of Maryland (Ph.D. 1964) Dissertation title: Uniqueness and nonlinearity. Adviser: M. Martin Comments: Mathematics provided the foundation; ecology provided the outlet. Postdoctoral adviser G.B. Dantzig.

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Joseph Grinnell

Joseph Grinnell Born: near Fort Sill, OK 2/27/1877; died 5/29/1939 Education: Throop Polytechnic Institute (now Cal Tech) (B.S. 1897); Stanford (M.A. 1901; Ph.D 1913) Dissertation title: An account of the mammals and birds of the lower Colorado Valley with especial

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Sir C. Maurice Yonge

Sir C. Maurice Yonge Born: Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK 12/9/1899; died 3/17/1986 Education: Edinburgh (B.Sc. 1922; Ph.D. 1924; D.Sc 1927) Advisor: ? Primary specialty: Marine zoology Teaching history: Bristol Univ. (11933-44); Glasgow (1944-70) Ph.D. students: Joseph H. Connell External links: Wikipedia

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