IGN 18 - A Pioneer’s Legacy: Ant Ecologists Honor Mary Talbot

Thursday, August 10, 2017: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
C123, Oregon Convention Center
Julian Resasco, University of Colorado at Boulder
Lacy D. Chick, Case Western Reserve University
Michael Kaspari, University of Oklahoma
Mary Talbot (1903 – 1990) was a pioneering ecologist and entomologist. Her diligent work on ants yielded dozens of papers that laid the groundwork for exploring many of the important questions in population and community ecology, behavior, and natural history. Her work has arguably not received the notoriety deserved, however, she is still an inspiration for young academics, especially women. In this session we reflect on and celebrate the life and accomplishments of an under-appreciated ecologist, Mary Talbot. We discuss how work like Mary’s, grounded in natural history and observation, is important in frontier research in ecology.
 Mary Talbot of Lindenwood College: Trailblazing from the margins
Terrence P. McGlynn, California State University Dominguez Hills
 Taking the time: Ecological patterns revealed in long-term studies
Julian Resasco, University of Colorado at Boulder
 Studying ant foraging in an urbanizing world: Human food subsidies and the shifting nutritional landscape of cities
Amy M. Savage, Rutgers University - Camden; Clint A. Penick, North Carolina State University
 Habitat disturbance, ant assembly, and pioneering women ecologists
Stacy M. Philpott, University of California, Santa Cruz
 The importance of counting: Talbot goes quantitative
Sarah E. Diamond, Case Western Reserve University
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