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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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Upcoming HRC-related Sessions at 2016 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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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: April 2016, featuring 2016 HRC-related sessions for the

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Centennial History of ESA available

A Centennial History of the Ecological Society of America by Frank Egerton is now available at From the Amazon blurb: Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2015, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) is the largest professional society devoted to

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July 2015 HRC Newsletter

CONTENTS Celebrating ESA and the History of Ecology in Baltimore More to Celebrate from the University of Georgia Archives! What You Can Find in the Paul B. Sears Papers at Yale University Interactive Maps: A Fun Way to Explore the

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HRC-sponsored Sessions at 2015 Meeting

In recognition of ESA’s centennial celebration this year, HRC’s program subcommittee, chaired by Juliana Mulroy, has worked with committee members and others to put together the following sessions for the August meeting in Baltimore. Special Session: Ecology’s Concepts: How Are

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April 2015 HRC Newsletter

CONTENTS Centennial, Website, and Bulletin Updates Join Us for these HRC-sponsored Sessions and Events at the Centennial Meeting! News from the ESA Archives at the University of Georgia Exploring the ESA Archives HRC’s Oral History Project [Download full PDF version

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HRC’s Oral History Project

From the April 2015 HRC Newsletter; contributed by Dennis H. Knight. Since this HRC project began several years ago, oral histories have been recorded more than twenty long-time ESA members. Ten recordings are now archived at the University of Georgia

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