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Institute of Ecology records, Orie Loucks interview

Institute of Ecology records, Orie Loucks interview

Descriptive Summary

Title: Institute of Ecology records, Orie Loucks interview
Creator: Loucks, Orie L.
Inclusive Dates: 1985 March 12
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 interview(s) (54.0 minutes)
Collection Number: UA97-066_0010
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Orie Lipton Loucks was a Canadian ecologist and systems biologist born in Minden, Ontario on October 2, 1931. He studied forestry at the University of Toronto and graduated with a B.Sc. in 1953 and a M.Sc. in 1955. He later earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin in 1960. Loucks continued teaching in academia at Wisconsin from 1962-1971, before moving to Butler University, where he taught from 1983-1989. He pressed on to instruct at Miami of Ohio from 1989-2002, before becoming emeritus. Loucks won the George Mercer Award for 1964, while serving for the Ecological Society of America (ESA).

Scope and Content

Orie Loucks 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, Orie Loucks interview, UA97-066_0010, 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
Holcomb Research Institute
Institute of Ecology
Loucks, Orie L.
Oral histories (document genres)
U.S. International Biological Program

Related Collections in this Repository

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Interview with Orie Loucks, 1985 March 25 Access Online