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Institute of Ecology records, George Evelyn Hutchinson interview

Institute of Ecology records, George Evelyn Hutchinson interview

Descriptive Summary

Title: Institute of Ecology records, George Evelyn Hutchinson interview
Creator: Hutchinson, George E.
Inclusive Dates: 1984 December 7
Language: English
Extent: 1 interview(s) (42.0 minutes)
Collection Number: UA97-066_0012-2
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

George Evelyn Hutchinson was an American ecologist, sometimes described as the 'father of modern ecology' as he is known as one of the first people to combine ecology with mathematics. Although Hutchinson was born in Cambridge, England in 1903, and earned his degree in Zoology from Cambridge University, choosing not to earn a doctorate (of which he came to be proud of as he aged), he almost spent his entire professional life at Yale University, where he was Sterling Professor of Zoology. In 1949, Hutchinson was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 1950, to the National Academy of Sciences. He became and international expert on lakes and wrote the four-volume Treatise on Limnology in 1957.

Scope and Content

George Evelyn Hutchinson 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, George Evelyn Hutchison interview, har-ua97-066_0012-2, 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
Hutchinson, George E.
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, George Evelyn Hutchinson interview, 1984 December 7 Access Online