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Institute of Ecology records, Paul Colinvaux interview

Institute of Ecology records, Paul Colinvaux interview

Descriptive Summary

Title: Institute of Ecology records, Paul Colinvaux interview
Creator: Colinvaux, Paul
Inclusive Dates: 1984 December 8
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 interview(s) (28.0 minutes)
Collection Number: UA97-066_0005-1
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Paul Alfred Colinvaux was born in London, England, attended the University College School, and after graduating earned a commission in the Royal Artillery. He was stationed in Germany as part of the British occupation after WWII, and achieved the rank of Second Lieutenant. After leaving the army, Colinvaux matriculated at Cambridge University, and then emigrated to Canada where he was employed in a government soil survey. He went on to earn his Ph.D. at Duke University, and after post-doctural studies at Yale University, he and his wife became faculty in the Department of Botany & Zoology at Ohio State University in 1964. While at OSU, Paul took many positions with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. In 1990, he moved to Woods Hole, Massachusetts, where he is affiliated with the Marine Biological Laboratories.

Scope and Content

Paul Colinvaux 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, Paul Colinvaux interview, har-ua97-066_0005-1, 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

Colinvaux, Paul
Ecological Society of America
Holcomb Research Institute
Institute of Ecology
Oral histories (document genres)

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, Paul Colinvaux interview, 1984 December 8 Access Online