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Volunteers and members of the HRC have contributed profiles of many notable ecologists. Most of the profiles below were written by dedicated HRC volunteer Sally White. To contribute your own, get in touch!

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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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Download data

The tables on this website are subsets of a few large tables that may be useful for research purposes. For your convenience, full datasets are linked below. Download links for various formats are above each table. Biographical information Officers Award

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Biography Table

This table contains biographical information and links for important members of ESA. Please help us fill it in!

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Resolutions of Respect (Obituaries)

Historically, formal obituaries called Resolutions of Respect were prepared upon the death of ESA presidents, other officers, and certain award winners. Less formal obituaries were published for other ESA Members. This distinction has been abandoned so Resolutions and obituaries are

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Romping through the records

Looking for a little ecoentertainment? We’ve been sharing little known facts about ESA’s eminent ecologists and presidents via our Twitter account, @ESAhistory! (Tweets have been edited slightly for web presentation; we also added dates to some for clarity.) Twitterati are

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Looking for records on early (or other) ecologists? We have several kinds of biographical materials available. Here are some options: See this table of simplified biographical information with links to the ESA Bulletin Search for a specific name using the

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