Looking for a little ecoentertainment? We’ve been sharing little known facts about ESA’s eminent ecologists, via our twitter series, #eminentecologist!
Twitterati are welcome to join us @ESAhistory—we have 42 more Eminent Ecologists to share!
- Victor E. Shelford, #eminentecologist and first @ESA_org president, got married the day after he finished PhD on beetles & succssn @UChicago [His papers are at Univ Chicago]
- A.E. Emerson’s letters & grant proposals @ Univ of Chicago Termite expert almost became a musician #eminentecologist
- Excellent guide to #eminentecologist Alfred Redfield’s papers @WHOImedia, including letters about an alleged murderer
- “But so far as possible, inference must be checked by direct evidence in the form of organic remains whose sequence and identity can be verified. In this connection pollen preserved in peat and related deposits is especially useful” #eminentecologist Paul Sears writing in 1935 in The Botanical Review.
- Lee Raymond Dice, #eminentecologist, took a 1000 mi trip down the Kuskokwim River in a tiny boat in 1912
- #eminentecologist [W.S.] Cooper asked President Coolidge to protect Glacier Bay. Great picture of him revisiting the bay
- A delightful paper on a fundamental ecological question by #eminentecologist G.E. Hutchinson: Homage to Santa Rosalia
- Charles Elton, founder of invasion ecology—perhaps unsurprising given his nationality? 1st non-US #eminentecologist
- Walter Cottam was a co-founder of the Nature Conservatory & started the Red Butte Garden #eminentecologist
- Arthur Sampson was a lifesaving applied ecologist who set up an early long term field experiment #eminentecologist
- Karl Schmidt, herpetologist & @ESA_org’s 4th #eminentecologist, was killed by Boomslang bite while working @FieldMuseum
- George Burton Rigg 3rd #eminentecologist. Online info scarce, but found his book about soil toxins Know more? More about #eminentecologist Rigg in the @ESA_org Bulletin
- Gleason named “Distinguished Ecologist” a yr before @ESA_org started #eminentecologist award. Check out 1930s paper; see also some of the plants collected by Gleason on trips to Puerto Rico and South America #eminentecologist
- Albert Wright was 2nd @ESA_org #eminentecologist. Cornell has his papers – I’d love to read his letters #getscanning
- Henry Shoemaker Conard was @ESA_org’s first Eminent Ecologist and a botanical illustrator
- Ruth Patrick, @ESA_org ‘s first woman Eminent Ecologist, worked 10 years w/ no pay at the Academy of Natural Sciences
In related tweets, we found this one; not ours, but thought-provoking:
@algaebarnacle: Things I’ve noticed about women in ecology: only 3 female winners of ESA’s Eminent Ecologist Award since 1953