Category: Diversity

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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In 1982, these twelve ESA presidents and past-presidents gathered at the annual meeting for a photo. They represent 32 years of ESA history, from 1951 to 1981, but quite a few are missing. The earliest president in attendance for this …

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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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ESA’s annual awards, to be presented in Portland at the August annual meeting, include high honors to four distinguished women in ecology. Awards are announced in the July issue of the ESA Bulletin. Eminent Ecologist Award: Diana Harrison Wall The …

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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, …

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The Strategies in Ecology Education, Development, and Sustainability, better known as SEEDS, program was established in 1996. This award-winning education program aims to “diversify and advance the ecology profession through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest of underrepresented students …

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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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