Category: Biographies

Grace Brush, January 18, 1931- Education 1949 B.A., Economics, St. Xavier University 1951 M.S., Botany, University of Illinois (with Wilson Stewart) 1956 Ph.D. Paleobotany, Harvard University (with Elso Barghoorn) Career Highlights According to Dr. Brush’s 1988 letter to Dr. Jean …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, 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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

Winona Hazel Welch, Moss Champion Read More »

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 …

Orie Loucks, Ecologist Effecting Change, 1931-2016 Read More »