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Original ESA Members

In 1917, shortly after its founding, ESA published a detailed directory, or “handbook,” based on questions asked of its early members. The list provided documentation of the individuals’ professional position, field of study, research methods, and other details, making it

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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 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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1914: The beginning

What do you think of such a thing as a society of ecologists to include both botanists and zoologists and to be a society for field work rather than a society for the reading of papers? —Letter from Robert H.

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