Odum, Eugene P. (Eugene Pleasants), 1913-2002

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Birth 1913-09-17
Death 2002-08-10

Biographical notes:

Eugene Odum (1913-2002) was an influential University of Georgia instructor from 1940 until his retirement in 1984. He is considered to be the "Father of Modern Ecology" and was the author of the pioneering book Fundamentals of Ecology. Odum was instrumental in the creation of the Institute of Ecology at the University of Georgia, the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory near Aiken, S.C., and the Sapelo Island Marine Science Institute.

From the description of Eugene Odum papers-Institute of Ecology, 1937-1990. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 682613934

From the description of Eugene Odum research files : Eniwetok Atoll, old-field plant specimens, Southern Nuclear Task Force, etc., 1950-1970. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 682679865

From the description of Eugene Odum administrative papers, Institute of Ecology, 1950-1980. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 682195582

From the description of Eugene Odum collection of correspondence, 1945-1982. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 682583880

"Eugene Pleasants Odum, called "the father of modern ecology," brought the word ecosystem into common parlance by making it the organizing concept in his 1953 Fundamentals of Ecology. Through that textbook, which was translated into twelve languages, and through his many other books and articles, he led the way toward the study of nature in terms of ecosystems, and with his brother, the ecologist Howard Thomas Odum, powerfully influenced the development of ecosystem ecology."--"Eugene Odum (1913-2002)" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-720&sug=y (Accessed August 19, 2009)

"H. H. Brimley (1861-1946), [was] a zoologist and curator (later director) of the North Carolina Museum of Natural History in Raleigh. During his years of service with the State Museum, Brimley assembled North Carolina displays at various national and international expositions. In preparation for his exhibits, Brimley did his own photographic work and traveled throughout North Carolina to capture scenes for display."--"Herbert Hutchinson Brimley Photograph Collection" from the North Carolina State Archives, http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/photos/brimley/index_brimley.htm (Accessed August 19, 2009)

From the description of Eugene Odum collection, 1930s-2002. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 432643885


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