We recently received the following request via the contact form on this website.
I am Polish student of SGGW (University of Life Sciences) in Warsaw. Now I am studying Biology and I am writing my Bachelor titled: “Evolution of ecology and environmental policy in the United States.” I would like to write about ESA as a important ecological institution in the United States. Could you give me access to the Historical Records or any other information?
This entire website is dedicated to answering that question! But it’s a progressive effort, so please bear with us. Most information comprising historical records has been published in the ESA Bulletin; in the early years, some were published in Ecology. By way of answering our correspondent more specifically, here is a list summarizing relevant documents available on this website (more links in the sidebar):
- The Ecological Society of America: Historical Data and Some Preliminary Analyses, by Robert L. Burgess (PDF) —Reviews administrative aspects and membership data through about 1976
- The First Ten Years, a summary by Kiyoko Miyanishi, from the Bulletin, Vol. 94, July 2013.
- The Second Decade, a summary by Kiyoko Miyanishi, from the Bulletin, January 2014.