HRC April 2018 Newsletter


  • The Ecological State of Mind: E.O. Wilson, transformative art and literature, and “translational ecology.”
  • Exploring the Archives: The History of Physiological Ecology
  • HRC and Archives News (below)

Read the entire April issue here. The HRC Newsletter welcomes contributions from HRC members and friends. Please send Newsletter items to Sharon Kingsland at
sharon AT jhu DOT edu.

News from the Historical Records Committee and from ESA’s Archives in Athens, Georgia

Obituaries and Resolutions of Respect

Doug Sprugel has been uploading to the website all obituaries and Resolutions of Respect in the Bulletin and Ecology, carrying on the work of Robert Peet, who began collecting this information three decades ago. All have now been uploaded to the server and are listed on the Obituaries and Resolutions page.

If anyone knows of ESA obituaries he missed, please inform Doug at sprugel AT uw DOT edu.
There are relatively few obituaries for women ecologists, but the Historical Records Committee is interested in collecting profiles of women ecologists for the website. If anyone would like to contribute a profile, please contact our webmaster Sally White:
(Note: Sally may be able to provide some source materials from Jean Langenheim’s collection if the ecologist you are interested in was covered in either of Jean’s papers on women in ecology, see related post.)

Oral Histories

We have received the good news from Iva Dimitrova, Oral History Coordinator at the Richard B. Russell Library, University of Georgia, that our oral histories of Robert K. Peet and Steward T. A. Pickett have been processed and have been uploaded to SoundCloud and Google Drive. They can be accessed at the links below:

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