ESA-Education-Diversity

Welcome to the timeline that traces the history of education and diversity initiatives in the Ecological Society of America.

This timeline was created by members of the Committee for Diversity and Education within the Ecological Society of America. The goal is to provide a history of the ESA's accomplishments in education and human diversity during its first 100 years. Information is organized into over a dozen categories. Personnel associated with the development of this timeline include Dr. Carmen Cid (Eastern Connecticut State University), Dr. Ken Klemow (Wilkes University), Teresa Mourad (ESA), Julie Reynolds (Duke University), and Laura Solomon (Wilkes University). This timeline will continue to evolve. Please report any inaccuracies to Kenneth.klemow@wilkes.edu.

1915-12-28 00:00:00

ESA starts

The Ecological Society of America is founded.

1950-01-01 06:48:37

First Female President of ESA

Dr. E. Lucy Braun becomes the first female president of the Ecological Society of America.

1960-03-22 08:38:01

Number of Male vs. Female Presidents From 1916-1965

This graph shows the nature of gender roles in societies from the early 1900's until the mid 1960's.

1969-12-21 10:31:49

Number of Male vs. Female Presidents From 1966-1975

In the mid 1960's through the '70's, there is still a lack of female presence in leadership roles in the Society.

1972-01-01 06:48:37

Ruth Myrtle Patrick Wins Eminent Ecologist Award

In 1972, Ruth Myrtle Patrick became the first female recipient of the Eminent Ecologist Award (which began in 1953).

1976-12-15 14:45:56

Number of Male vs. Female Presidents From 1976-1985

This graph shows the imbalance between genders in regards to leadership roles in the Society from 1976 to 1985.

1978-12-04 17:44:10

Education Committee Report 1978

Gary Barrett reported on Education Committee activities.

1979-12-23 04:26:19

Education Committee Report 1979

Dr. Gary Barrett reviewed the progress made by Education Committee in 1979.

1980-12-23 16:51:33

Education Committee Report 1980

Dr. Gary Barrett reports on Education Committee activities and future goals.

1981-12-23 16:51:33

Education Committee Report 1981

Education Committee reports on accomplishments.

1983-12-23 18:03:21

Education Committee Report 1983

Eldon Franz presented manuscript for a new brochure. Committee discussed relationship between education in ecology and environmental education.

1984-12-23 13:42:58

Education Committee Report 1984

Committee was assessing potential surveys to be conducted in the next year. The lack of job opportunities for young ecologists was noted.

1985-07-05 11:32:26

Science as a Way of Knowing

Moore, J. A. (1985). Science as a Way of Knowing. Journal of College Science Teaching, 14(6), 530-32.

1985-12-23 13:42:58

Education Committee Report 1985

Chairperson Allen Solomon, reported on Committee plans to produce a Guide to Graduate Programs in Ecology for the United States and Canada.

1986-01-01 06:48:37

Second Female President of ESA

Dr. Jean H. Langenheim becomes the second female president of ESA. She was also the last PhD student of W.S. Cooper.

1986-04-01 06:48:37

E.C. Pielou Wins Eminent Ecologist Award

In 1986, Evelyn Chrystalla Pielou became the second female recipient of the Eminent Ecologist Award.

1986-07-03 23:41:58

Number of Male vs. Female Presidents From 1986-1995

This graph shows a vast improvement in the ESA's presidential diversity (gender-wise), from 1986 to 1995.

1986-09-28 00:00:00

Paul Risser's Presidential Address 1986

Paul G.Risser 1986. Address of the Past President: Syracuse, New York; August 1986: Ecological Literacy. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 67:264–270

1986-12-23 13:42:58

Education Committee Report 1986

Education Committee Chairperson Allen Solomon reports on Committee activities and future goals.

1987-06-01 06:48:37

Third Female President of ESA

Margaret B. Davis is elected as the the third female president of the ESA.

1987-08-02 14:34:30

Education Section Conceived

Idea for ESA Education Section developed.

1987-12-27 17:08:23

Education Section Report 1987

Dr. Kenneth M. Klemow proposed the Education Section, along with two other chief sponsors and 12 ESA members.

1988-03-20 17:04:05

Education Section Holds First Meeting

The Education Section held its first meeting during the August 1988 ESA meeting in Davis, CA.

1988-06-22 12:40:29

Staying alive: Women, ecology and development.

Shiva, V. (1988). Staying alive: Women, ecology and development. Zed Books.

1988-09-01 05:06:29

Differences in the proportion of women to men invited to give seminars: is the old boy still kicking?

Gurevitch, J. 1988. Differences in the proportion of women to men invited to give seminars: is the old boy still kicking? Bull. Ecol. Soc. Amer. 69:155-160.

1988-11-01 05:06:29

President Hal Mooney appointed the Ad Hoc Committee on Woman and Minorities

President Hal Mooney appointed the Ad Hoc Committee on Woman and Minorities in November, 1988 with the charge “to enhance the participation of women and minorities....(See More)

1988-12-27 14:12:31

Education Committee Report 1988

Chairperson Kathleen Peterson reports on Education Committee activities, accomplishments, and goals.

1988-12-27 17:08:23

Report on the Ad Hoc Committee for the Education of Young Children 1988

Ad Hoc Committee on the Education of Young Children was formally appointed in September 1987.

1989-06-30 00:11:44

Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Education of Young Children 1989

Committee reports working with, but having differing focus/goals from, the Education Section.

1989-11-25 15:44:58

Education Committee Report 1989

Activites and accomplishments of the Education Committee 1989.

1989-12-25 15:44:58

Report on Ad Hoc Committee on Women and Minorities 1989

President Hal Mooney appointed the Ad Hoc Committee on Women and Minorities in November, 1988.

1989-12-25 15:44:58

Report of Education Section 1989

Chairperson Kenneth Klemow reports on activities of the Education Section for 1988-89.

1990-05-27 00:51:16

Janet Lanza Chairs Education Section

Janet Lanza was elected Chairperson of the Education Section in fall 1990. Read more for her accomplishments during time as Chair.

1990-08-01 21:30:25

Ad Hoc Committee on Women and Minorities Report 1990

Ad Hoc Women & Minorities Committee provided written report at annual council meeting, listing types of projects the committee would try to pursue..

1990-10-20 12:51:03

1st Meeting Program on Women & Minorities in Ecology

The 1992 ESA annual meeting in Snowbird, Utah marks the first time there was an ESA meeting program on “Perspectives on Women and Minorities in Ecology” and a Social for Minorities and Women.

1990-12-23 14:12:31

Education Committee Report 1990

Chairperson Kathleen Peterson reported on committee activities for 1990.

1990-12-29 14:32:20

Education Section Report 1990

1990 Education Section activities and efforts, reported by Dr. Klemow.

1991-01-17 01:33:16

Ad Hoc Committee on the Education of Young Children 1991

The final report of Ad Hoc Committee on the Education of Young Children lists accomplishments.

1991-07-15 00:00:00

Dr. Carmen R. Cid Appointed as 1st Chair of Women & Minorities

ESA President-Elect H. Ronald Pulliam appoints first chair of the first ESA standing Committee on Women and Minorities in Ecology, Dr. Carmen R. Cid of Eastern Connecticut State University.

1991-08-08 08:00:00

Symposium on K-12 Ecology Education

Presented at ESA meeting, San Antonio, TX

1991-08-08 18:07:51

Symposium on Undergraduate Ecology Education

Presented at ESA meeting, San Antonio, TX

1991-09-24 11:54:33

Education Section Report 1991

Education Section activities and goals reported by Chairperson Janet Lanza.

1991-12-11 19:14:28

The Founding Members of the ESA Committee on Women and Minorities 1991

Read more to see the roster listing the 14 founding members of the ESA Committee on Women and Minorities.

1991-12-17 01:33:16

Report of Ad Hoc Visions Committee 1991

The Ad Hoc Visions Committee reported future goals for the ESA in the 1990’s.

1991-12-20 11:54:33

Education Committee Report 1991

The Education Committee reported that it would be continuing its work on Experiments in Ecology.

1992-03-07 01:15:41

Proposal for WAMIE Workshop

ESA Executive Committee decides to organize workshop that led to WAMIE I report publication.

1992-07-11 19:14:28

Women & Minorities Committee Workshop

Committee organizes historically important workshop and discussion panel related to grant writing and employment.

1992-08-23 17:31:07

Jane Lubchenco Becomes 4th Female President of ESA in 1992

Dr. Jane Lubchenco of Oregon State University becomes the fourth female president of the ESA in 1991.

1992-12-23 08:55:09

Education Committee Annual Report 1992

Education Committee reports their continued work on "Experiments in Ecology", amongst future goals and workshops.

1992-12-23 08:55:09

Education Section Annual Report 1992

Education Section reports officers for 1992, achievements such as "Ecology 101" Section, major accomplishments, activities, and workshops.

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