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Institute of Ecology records, Arthur Hasler interview

Institute of Ecology records, Arthur Hasler interview

Descriptive Summary

Title: Institute of Ecology records, Arthur Hasler interview
Creator: Hasler, Arthur
Inclusive Dates: 1985 April 23
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 interview(s) (19.0 minutes)
Collection Number: UA97-066_0009-1
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Arthur Hasler was born January 5, 1908 in Lehi, Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in 1932. He earned his Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, under Chancey Juday, in 1937. Hasler served as President of the Ecological Society of America (1961), the American Society for Limnology and Oceanography (1951), and the American Society of Zoologists (1971). He was known as one of the leading figures in 20th century freshwater ecology, whose research answered an intriguing mystery of nature – how migrating salmon precisely identify their 'home' waters. Hasler's research also helped to define the importance of land-water interactions as a primary variable in the water quality and ecological health of lakes.

Scope and Content

Arthur Hasler 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, Arthur Hasler interview, har-ua97-066_0009-1, 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

Ecological Society of America
Hasler, Arthur
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, Arthur Hasler interview, 1985 April 23 Access Online