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Institute of Ecology records, Philip Johnson interview

Institute of Ecology records, Philip Johnson interview

Descriptive Summary

Title: Institute of Ecology records, Philip Johnson interview
Creator: Johnson, Philip L.
Inclusive Dates: 1985 March 13
Language: English
Extent: 1 interview(s) (30.0 minutes)
Collection Number: UA97-066_0014-2
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Philip L. Johnson received his B.S. in agriculture and his M.S. in natural resources from Purdue University. He earned his Ph.D. in plant ecology from Duke University. Many of his professional interests have been in ecosystem analysis, land use planning, physiological ecology, arctic-alpine ecology, and remote sensing applications. Johnson was elected executive director of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) by the Board of Directors in June 1974. He came to ORAU from the National Science Foundation (NSF) where he served as the division director of environmental systems and resources. Before joining NSF, Johnson taught at Dartmouth College, the University of Georgia, and the University of Wyoming.

Scope and Content

Philip Johnson 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, Philip Johnson interview, har-ua97-066_0014-2, 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
Institute of Ecology
Johnson, Philip L.
Oral histories (document genres)

Related Collections in this Repository

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


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