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Institute of Ecology records, Robert Burgess interview

Institute of Ecology records, Robert Burgess interview

Descriptive Summary

Title: Institute of Ecology records, Robert Burgess interview
Creator: Burgess, Robert L.
Inclusive Dates: 1985 March 20
Language: English
Extent: 1 interview(s) (40.0 minutes)
Collection Number: UA97-066_0001-1
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Robert Burgess was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on September 12, 1931, before his family moved to Milwaukee in 1934, where he spent his school years. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and spent two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, as a cryptographer. He completed a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1957, and his M.S. (1959), and Ph.D. (1961) at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. In 1970, Robert took the position of Deputy Director of the U.S. International Biological Program (IBP)'s Eastern Deciduous Forest Biome project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He served the Ecological Society of America in a wide variety of other roles throughout his career. From 1965 to 1973, he was on ESA's Membership Committee, and later served on the Ethics and Professionalism Committee from 1971-1980 and 1982-1984.

Scope and Content

Robert Burgess discusses the Institute of Ecology, including its origins, its approaches to research, its relationship with colleges and universities, its structural and funding challenges, and its demise.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Institute of Ecology records, Robert Burgess interview, har-ua97-066_0001-1, University of Georgia Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Conditions Governing Use

Resources may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use).

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Burgess, Robert L.
Ecological Society of America
Institute of Ecology
Oral histories (document genres)
U.S. International Biological Program

Related Collections in this Repository

Institute of Ecology records, UA07-066 and the Ecological Society of America records, UA97-061

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Institute of Ecology records, Robert Burgess interview, 1985 March 20 Access Online