OPS 1 - Uses of and Access to Historical Data As Ecologists Confront a Rapidly Changing World

Tuesday, August 9, 2016: 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
ESA Exhibit Hall, Ft Lauderdale Convention Center
Zoe Nyssa, Harvard University
Juliana C. Mulroy, Denison University
ESA's Historical Records Committee promotes the preservation and use of history and historical records in ecology. We have invited a group of historians, archivists, museum researchers and ecologists to help us expand our efforts at this critical time in human history. The poster session presents specific applications and case studies using long term data sets, field notes, historical photographs, explorations of digitized literature and other approaches to current ecological and environmental challenges. The session is linked to Organized Oral Sessions 11693: The Importance of History and Historical Records as Ecologists Confront the Anthropocene.
 Using historical photographs as baselines for research
Ronald E. Doel, Florida State University
 Digitizing moving images of the researcher in the field
Pamela M. Henson, Smithsonian Institution
 The Smithsonian Conservation Commons as an integrating approach to address conservation research and application
Catherine Christen, Smithsonian Institution; Ruth Anna Stolk, Smithsonian Institution
 Mining federal agency archives from the local to the national: A case study
Mary Webb Prophet, Denison University Libraries; Carol A. Singer, Bowling Green State University