HRC programming for ESA2014

The upcoming Sacramento meeting of the Society August 10-15 features the following sessions organized by HRC’s Program Subcommittee.

Download a printable program list.

Join us for historical perspectives in these topics:

SS 2 Ecological Concepts: Of What Value, and for Whom?
Bill Reiners and Jeff Lockwood will lead discussion of important “concepts,” participants fill out a survey, and the results will be displayed in a poster on Wednesday.
More at Ecological Concepts: Of What Value, and for Whom?
Monday, August 11, 2014: 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
203, Sacramento Convention Center

OPS 3 Ecological Century: Perspectives on the Evolution of the Discipline
Sponsored by the Historical Records Committee, five posters in this session will provide a forum for fostering discussion about the history of ecology and of the Ecological Society of America as the Centennial approaches.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 4:30 PM-6:30 PM Exhibit Hall, Sacramento Convention Center

OOS 42 ESA’s Struggle for Identity Over the First 100 Years: Lessons for the Future?
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) was formed in 1915 with the express intent of bringing those interested in ecology together to share common interests in a way not possible in other societies of the time.
More at ESA’s Struggle for Identity Over the First 100 Years: Lessons for the Future?
Thursday, August 14, 2014: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
204, Sacramento Convention Center


In addition to our programs, several other history related sessions are available this year.

SYMP 18 Island Biogeography, from the Oceans to the Sky: Recent Advances and an Emerging Synthesis
Thursday, August 14, 2014: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM at Tofanell, Sheraton Hotel
Opens with a presentation on the History of island biogeography, new directions, and the emerging unifying theory by Michael Krabbe Borregaard, University of Oxford.

OOS 11 Nurturing Ideas and Scientists in Ecology: A Tribute to Bill Robertson
Tuesday, August 12, 2014: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM, Magnolia, Sheraton Hotel
Includes presentation on his Impact on the Ecological Society of America by Katherine McCarter

SYMP 17 Science Matters: Lessons in Climate Policy Making from California
Thursday, August 14, 2014: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM, Gardenia, Sheraton Hotel
Explores the role of input from ecological scientists in policy and how ecological knowledge has shaped implementation of climate policy

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