Category: Historical review

HISTORY OF ESA’S HISTORICAL RECORDS COMMITTEE by Dennis H. Knight and Douglas G. Sprugel PDF as published ESA Bulletin, Vol 96(1):32-40, January 2015 At ESA’s 21st annual meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1936, the members in attendance passed …

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In about 1976, Dr. Robert Burgess prepared a review of ESA’s history that is the basis for much of our work here. We are expanding on it as we develop new information, but it remains an excellent review that is …

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by Victor E. Shelford, as published in the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Mar 1917), pp. 1-8. At Jstor stable URL. The development of modern ecology has received its greatest impetus in a few …

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Published as: Of Interest to Ecologists Presented by Robert Burgess at the Annual ESA Banquet, Pennsylvania State University, 10 August 1982. The Ecological Society of America is honored tonight by the presence of so many Eminent Ecologists and Past Presidents. …

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By Kiyoko Miyanishi Reprinted from the ESA Bulletin, January 2014. ESA’s Second Decade: Roaring 20s and Dirty 30s In ESA’s first decade, its membership had increased from 284 charter members to ~500 members, of which 11% were women. During its …

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The First Ten Years: Interesting Tidbits from the ESA Bulletin (1917?1925) Kiyoko Miyanishi (from Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 94:204-209. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America was ESA’s first publication, beginning as a monthly in January …

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Ecology photograph, IV International Botanical Congress, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. August 18, 1926 According to the records of Bob Burgess, the photograph includes 16 charter members of the Ecological Society of America (Bray, Cooper, Cowles, Dana, Fuller, Gates, Gleason, …

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Information on the first two cohorts of ESA members (284 Charter Members plus 23 members elected at the December 1916 meeting) was published in the ESA Bulletin 1(3) in early 1917. This “Handbook” offers a fascinating glimpse of information abstracted from information …

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What do you think of such a thing as a society of ecologists to include both botanists and zoologists and to be a society for field work rather than a society for the reading of papers? —Letter from Robert H. …

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