Category: Profiles

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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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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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 »

Helen Foot Buell, 1902-1995 Ed. Note: In anticipation of a new essay on Murray (and Helen) Buell, scheduled to appear in the Bulletin‘s July 2016 issue, we wanted to share a brief profile of Helen Foot (sometimes spelled Foote) Buell, …

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Contributed by William Dritschilo Frances Crews James, September 29, 1930- For her doctoral dissertation, “Fran” James questioned a hoary ecological shibboleth, correcting Ernst Mayr with a bit of German translation in the process. Although she was very much on the …

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Contributed by William Dritschilo Beverly Jean Rathcke, July 12, 1945- January 6, 2011 “Bev” Rathcke was a member of what Jean Langenheim described as the “First Modern Wave” of women ecologists in her review article on women in the science. …

Beverly J. Rathcke, Challenging Dogma, Training Students Read More »

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