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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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Turning to a New Century

Outgoing ESA president Dr. Monica Turner highlighted ESA’s first century as she directed attention to present accomplishments and plans for the decades ahead. Her presidential address, The Turn of the Century (28 mb), included callouts to the centennial celebrated last

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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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July 2016 Bulletin Rich in History

The July Bulletin of the ESA offers a wealth of history-related material, collected here (along with a few republished from April) for your browsing convenience. Historical Records Committee Newsletter: Upcoming Sessions at the Annual Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Bill Reiners

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Robert Treat Paine, His Legacy Continues

The world of ecology is saddened today by news of the passing of Robert Paine, who died last night after an illness. Dr. Paine was president of ESA in 1979-1980; his role is captured in his reflections on his presidency,

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2016 HRC-related Sessions at Annual Meeting

August 7-12, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Julie Mulroy and Zoe Nyssa have assembled a terrific program for the Ft. Lauderdale meeting. We have an exceptionally diverse set of disciplines represented, as you will see from the descriptions below. Steven Armour, who

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Celebrating Women in Ecology–since 1988

This post is part of a series for Women’s History Month, March 2016. See all related posts. In August 1988, Dr. Jean Harmon Langenheim spoke to ESA members as the Society’s past president. Her speech, The Path and Progress of

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Women in Ecology, Then and Now

This post is part of a series for Women’s History Month, March 2016. See all related posts. Thirty years ago, Dr. Jean Langenheim initiated a project on “women ecologists” by sending letters to dozens of women who were practicing ecology,

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Speaking of Women in Ecology

March will, once again, be Women’s History Month here in the U.S.* We’ll be focusing on the many women who now work, and have worked, in ecological sciences. We would love to have your help! We’ll be posting bios of

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HRC Newsletters

Keep up to date with HRC activities and events by following our newsletter. Contact HRC chair Sharon Kingsland (sharon AT to subscribe. Since April 2015, the following issues have been published: July 2016, with a summary of history-related sessions

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