Natural History – the heart and soul of Ecology. The Natural History Section was established in 2010 to promote the value, improve the practice, grow the community and increase the application of natural history within and beyond the discipline of Ecology. Our objectives include encouraging the practice and integration of natural history in ecological research and education from pre-school to continuing adult education; sponsoring meetings, awards, and publications that embrace and promote natural history; and increasing student participation in the section.


Past Chair: Kirsten Rowell, Director of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program, & Acting Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Chairs (because 2 is better than 1):

John Pastor, Professor, Department of Biology, Univ. of Minnesota –  website,

Brad Taylor , Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Ecology, North Carolina State University –  website

Vice-Chair: Christian DiVittorio – website

Secretary: Kirsten Hillwebsite

Past Officers

2012- 2014 Chair: Kirsten Rowell (http://www.burkemuseum.org/malacology), Curator of Malacology at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, at the University of Washington.

2012-2014 Secretary: Karen Reagan, a PhD student in the department of Biology at the University of Washington

2013 Vice-Chair: Sudeep Chandra (http://aquaticecosystemslab.org ), Associate Professor in Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Nevada

2012 Vice-Chair: Terry Wheeler, (http://lyman.mcgill.ca/Wheeler.html), Associate Professor; Department of Natural Resource Sciences McGill University, Macdonald Campus

2011 – Founder – Josh Tewksbury, (http://tewksburylab.org/), Professor, Biology Department, University of Washington


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