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Living Past Presidents

Note: This timeline is a work in progress, by the Past Presidents Committee, under the direction of Dr. Jean H. Langenheim. It provides the perspectives of presidents from 1968 to 2015 on the events and accomplishments of their time in

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Ideals and Aims of ESA

by Victor E. Shelford, as published in the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Mar 1917), pp. 1-8. At Jstor stable URL. The development of modern ecology has received its greatest impetus in a few

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ESA Through the Years

View special events in ESA’s first one hundred years, 1915-2015, in our interactive timeline. This timeline is a work in progress, developed by the Historical Records Committee. We have many more milestones and other events to add, but please leave

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Early Past Presidents

This timeline is a work in progress, by the Historical Records Committee in cooperation with the Past Presidents Committee. It covers presidents in office from 1916 to 1967. Developments during the terms of later presidents are presented in the Living

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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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ESA charter member answers in the 1917 handbook

See 1917 Handbook as Spreadsheet for more information.

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1917 Handbook as Spreadsheet

In HRC’s session on Communities, Places, and American Ecology (OOS 11, 8/6/13), Alison Anastasio and Julie Mulroy presented talks based on data from the 1917 Handbook: 1) They have created a clean version of the ESA 1917 Handbook, which lists

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The First Ten Years

The First Ten Years: Interesting Tidbits from the ESA Bulletin (1917?1925) Kiyoko Miyanishi (from Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 94:204-209. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America was ESA’s first publication, beginning as a monthly in January

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1926 photo identification

Ecology photograph, IV International Botanical Congress, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. August 18, 1926 According to the records of Bob Burgess, the photograph includes 16 charter members of the Ecological Society of America (Bray, Cooper, Cowles, Dana, Fuller, Gates, Gleason,

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The 1917 Directory

Information on the first two cohorts of ESA members (284 Charter Members plus 23 members elected at the December 1916 meeting) was published in the ESA Bulletin 1(3) in early 1917. This “Handbook” offers a fascinating glimpse of information abstracted from information

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