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ESA’s Sixth Decade (1966–1975): Start of ESA’s Second Half-Century

By Kiyoko Miyanishi Reprinted from the ESA Bulletin, Vol 96(4), October 2015, pp 513-518. A caveat on this series of Bulletin articles on ESA by decade: this is not any kind of official history of ESA but simply one person’s

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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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ESA’s Fifth Decade: A Period of Growth

By Kiyoko Miyanishi Reprinted from the ESA Bulletin, Vol 96(1), January 2015, pp 41-44. ESA’s fifth decade (1956–1965) began with its membership standing at 1364. With the Membership Committee’s concerted efforts (such as scanning over 40 scientific journals to identify

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ESA’s Fourth Decade: The Post-War Years

By Kiyoko Miyanishi Reprinted from the ESA Bulletin, Vol 95(4), October 2014, pp 303-317. ESA’s fourth decade (1946–1955) coincided with the start of the Cold War, and the Society was not immune to its impact. The September 1951 Bulletin reported

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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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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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History of HRC

HISTORY OF ESA’S HISTORICAL RECORDS COMMITTEE by Dennis H. Knight and Douglas G. Sprugel PDF as published ESA Bulletin, Vol 96(1):32-40, January 2015 At ESA’s 21st annual meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1936, the members in attendance passed

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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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