Category: Biographies

Jean Langenheim’s Interdisciplinary Explorations

Jean Harmon Langenheim September 5, 1925 – Obsessed with ideas of “how it all fit together,” Dr. Jean Langenheim, in reflecting on her long career, finds a “unifying aspect to the research I’ve done” (JH Langenheim, 2016a). Ranging from paleobotany

Deep Ecology: Remembering Becky Sharitz

Deep Ecology with Becky: A remembrance of Dr. Rebecca Sharitz by Neil Pederson, who posted this tribute at his site Broadleaf Papers. He is Senior Ecologist at Harvard Forest. We think it nicely conveys a sense of being in the

David William Goodall, 1914-2018

Notice prepared by Robert Peet and Sharon Kingsland, HRC. If you are interested in submitting a full obituary or resolution for Dr. Goodall or another deceased colleague, contact Bob Peet (robert_peet AT unc DOT edu) or Bob Jones (rhj AT

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Harriet George Barclay, Tributes to a Teacher

Harriet George Barclay, August 31, 1901- May 25, 1990 “She kept saying she couldn’t die because she had too much to do,” recalls retired University of Tulsa biology professor Dr. Paul Buck, for whom Barclay was mentor and friend. …

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Harold Mooney

After Jean Langenheim reported that Harriet Barclay had helped Hal Mooney (ESA President, 1988-89) get started in ecology, in 2016 Sally White asked him more about their connection. Here is his reply: It was a long time ago for sure. It

Historical Perspectives in Human Ecology

We received the following announcement from the ESA Human Ecology Section. Announcing a special issue of Human Ecology Review, titled Human Ecology—A Gathering of Perspectives: Portraits from the Past—Prospects for the Future. It provides short biographies of a range of

Mary Talbot, Pioneering Entomologist

Terry McGlynn is the Editor-In-Chief of Small Pond Science, a collaborative blog. In recognition of Ada Lovelace Day 2017, he wrote this profile of entomologist Mary Talbot, cross-posted here with permission and minor edits. We’ve provided some dates and other

Winona Hazel Welch, Moss Champion

Winona H. Welch May 5, 1896-January 18, 1990 Although she was a well rounded botanist and field ecologist who taught dozens of students, Winona Welch chose to focus most of her research attention on bryophytes. She taught general botany, ecology,

Orie Loucks, Ecologist Effecting Change, 1931-2016

Orie L. Loucks, October 2, 1931 – September 10, 2016 This brief profile is based, in large part, on notes by Dennis Knight from an oral history interview with Orie Loucks on August 7, 2013, at the 98th meeting of

Iris C-F. Yen

From an “Ecologist Directory” maintained by the ESA Education Office about 2004-2005. Profile circa 2004. Degree                                           Ph.D. Position                                         Assistant Professor Department                                   Department of Ecology Providence Organization                                 University, Taiwan When did you get interested in ecology? Who was most influential in

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