ESA Oral Histories Project

Since 2012, the Historical Records Committee (HRC) has been collecting oral history information from ecologists and others involved in the Society and its business. Interviews are conducted by knowledgeable volunteers, and the recordings are ultimately curated in the ESA Archives at the University of Georgia. Former ESA officers and award winners have priority at the present time, but others are being interviewed as the opportunity arises.

More than two dozen oral histories have been prepared and are available at the Russell Library at the University of Georgia. The project online description and finding aid at UGA offers access to the recorded interviews and summary outlines.

See more information on the project here.

LastnameIntervieweeDate interviewedInterviewerLocation
PaineRobert Paine7/24/2012Doug SprugelSeattle, WA
BlissLarry Bliss10/9/2012Richard Fonda
OriansGordon Orians6/4/2013Doug SprugelSeattle, WA
LoucksOrie Loucks8/7/2013Dennis KnightMinneapolis, MN
GrossmanYaffa Grossman8/12/2014Dennis KnightSacramento, CA
LangenheimJean Langenheim8/12/2014Dennis KnightSacramento, CA
HobbieJohn Hobbie8/13/2014Dennis KnightSacramento, CA
WernerPatricia Werner8/13/2014Dennis KnightSacramento, CA
BrownJames Brown11/25/2014Eva Detweiler-RobinsonAlbuquerque, NM
CollinsScott Collins12/4/2014Eva Detweiler-RobinsonAlbuquerque, NM
CooperArt Cooper3/9/2015Tom WentworthRaleigh, NC
WoodwellGeorge Woodwell5/20/2015Richard HoughtonWoods Hole, MA
DavisMargaret Davis6/10/2015Jane BeiswengerLaramie, WY
ChapinStuart Chapin7/1/2015Jill JohnstoneFairbanks, AK
MooneyHal Mooney8/11/2015Terry ChapinBaltimore, MD
McCarterKatherine McCarter8/13/2015Dennis KnightBaltimore, MD
HollandMarge Holland8/11/2015Dennis KnightBaltimore, MD
LevinSimon Levin8/11/2015Dennis KnightBaltimore, MD
ReinersWilliam Reiners10/20/2015Dennis KnightLaramie, WY
JamesFran James3/21/2015Thomas MillerTallahassee, FL
LikensGene Likens3/21/2016Charles Canham
PeetRobert Peet8/11/2016Sharon Kingsland
PickettSteward Pickett1/18/2017Sharon Kingsland
KnightDennis Knight11/17/2016William ReinersLaramie, WY
ZedlerJoy Zedler3/31/2018Dennis Knight
FranklinJerry Franklin12/7/2018Eva Stricker