Eugene Odum collection

Eugene Odum collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Odum, Eugene Pleasants, 1913-2002
Title: Eugene Odum collection
Dates: 1930-2002
Quantity: 2.5 Linear feet 5 document boxes
Coll. Number: ms2476

Biographical/Historical Note

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. For more information, see the article Eugene Odum in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

"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, (Accessed August 19, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of essays, reviews, commentaries, journal papers and books by Eugene Odum. Among the books included are: Crisis of Survival, H. H. Brimley, Ecology (2nd ed.), Basic Ecology, Birds of Georgia, and several translations of Fundamental Ecology and Ecology.

Index Terms

Brimley, Herbert Hutchinson, 1861-1946
College science teachers--Georgia--Athens--Biography.
College teachers--Georgia.
Ecology--History--20th century.
Naturalists--North Carolina--Biography.
Odum, Eugene Pleasants, 1913-2002
Papers (document genre)
University of Georgia. -- Faculty--Biography
Zoologists--North Carolina--Biography.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Eugene Odum collection, ms2476, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Other related collections include Eugene Odum papers-Institute of Ecology, UA97-045, Eugene Odum papers, ms3257, Eugene Odum correspondence, UA97-044.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Articles

11Birds of Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2Notes on the History of the Germ Cells in the Toadfish (Opsanus Tau)
3Storm Mortality in A Winter Starling Roost
4The Cardio-Vibrometer: A New Instrument for Measuring the Heart Rate and Other Body Activities of Animals
5Variations in the Heart Rate of Birds: A Physiological Ecology
6Variations in the Heart Rate of Birds: A Physiological Ecology
7Technics in Life History Study
8Winter Homing Behavior of the Chickadee
9Annual Cycle of the Black-Capped Chickadee Parts 1-3
10Muscle Tremors and the Development of Temperature Regulation in Birds
11A Comparison of Two Chickadee Seasons
12The Vegetation of the Edmund Niles Huyuck Preserve, New York
13Nests and Behavior of Lepomis gibbosus (Linnaeus) in Lincoln Pond, Rensselaerville, New York
14Some Psychological Variations in the Black-Capped Chickadee
15The Wilson Bulletin - General Notes
16Some Possible Range Extensions in North Georgia
17The Oriole - In Quest of Georgia Mountain Warblers
18Sorex Longirostris at Mountain Lake, Virginia
19Water Consumption of Certain Mice in Relation to Habitat Selection
20Notes on Small Mammal Populations at Mountain Lake, Virginia
21The Heart Rate of Small Birds
22The Distribution of Stream Fish in the Vicinity of Mountain Lake, Virginia
23Bird Distribution and Ecological Concepts
24Northern Species Summering at the End of the Blue Ridge
25Southward Invasion in Georgia
26Comparative Toxicity of DDT and Four Analogues to Goldfish, Gambusia, and Culex Larvae
27Synaptomys on the Highlands, North Carolina Plateau/Microtus from the Piedmont of Georgia
28Nesting of the Mountain Vireo at Athens, Georgia, Conclusive Evidence of a Southward Invasion
29Weight Variations in Wintering White-Throated Sparrows in Relation to Temperature and Migration
30Small Mammals of the Highlands, North Carolina Plateau
31Effect on DDT on Birds in Georgia Pecan Orchards with Note on Late Summer Census Methods
32Bird Populations of the Highlands, North Carolina Plateau in Relation to Plant Succession and Avian Invasion
33The House Wren Breeding in Georgia: An Analysis of Range Extension
34Relation of Lipid Metabolism to Migration in Birds: Seasonal Variation in Body Lipids of the Migratory White-Throated Sparrow
35Some Aspects of the Populations Ecology of Breeding Mourning Doves in Georgia
36Measurement of Territory and Home Range Size in Birds
37Trophic Structure and Productivity of A Windward Coral Reef Community on Eniwetok Atoll
38An Eleven Year History of a Sigmodon Population
39Breeding Bird Populations in Relation to Plant Succession on the Piedmont of Georgia
40Lipid Levels in Migrating Birds
41Corals as Producers, Herbivores, Carnivores, and Possibly Decomposers
42The Effect of Diet on Photoperiod-Induced Lipid Depostition in the White-Throated Sparrow
43Consideration of the Total Enviroment in Power Reactor Waste Disposal
44The Oriole - Summer Birds of Sapleo Island, Georgia: A Preliminary List
45Ecological Aspects of Waste Disposal
46The Effect of Weather on the Winter Activity of Old-field Rodents
47Ecology and the Atomic Age
48The Woodrats of the Eastern United States
49The Ecosystem Approach in the Teaching of Ecology Illustrated with Sample Class Data
50Environmental Aspects of Nuclear Radiation
51The Use of Mist Nets in Population Studies of Winter Fringillids on the AEC Savannah River Area
52Ecology Course at Woods Hole
53Atoll Research Bulletin - Zonation of Corals on Japtan Reef, Eniwetok Atoll
54The Fat Deposition in the White-Throated Sparrow in Comparison with that in Long-Range Migrants
55The Macroscopic Organism and Its Environment
56Uptake of P32 and Primary Productivity in Marine Benthic Algae
57Comparison of Population Energy Flow of A Herbivorous and a Deposit-Feeding Invertebrate in a Salt Marsh Ecosystem
58Organic Production and Turnover in Old-field Succession
59Fat-Free Weights of Birds
60Premigratory Hyperphagia in Birds
61Lipid Deposition in Nocturnal Migrant Birds
63Uptake of Zn65 and Primary Productivity in Marine Benthic Algae
64Population Density of the Underground Ant, Lasius Flavus, as Determined by Tagging with P32
65Factors Which Regulate Primary Productivity and Heterotrophic Utilization in the Ecosystem
66The Role of Tidal Marshes
67Flight Energy and Estimated Flight Ranges of Some Migratory Birds
68Population Energy Flow of Three Primary Consumer Components of Old-field Ecosystems
69Scanning Systems for the Rapid Determination of Radioactivity in Ecological Materials
70Mechanisms Maintaining High Productivity in Georgia Estuaries
71Japanese Journal of Ecology - Relationships Between Structure and Function in the Ecosystem
73Ecological System, energy in
74Excretion Rate of Zn65 By Littorina Irrorata in Relation to Temperature and Body Size
75Eugene Odum Gift
21Research Notes
2Experimental Isolation of Food Chains in an Old-field Ecosystem with the Use of Phosphorus-32
3Radioactive Tracers as an Aid to the Measurement of Energy Flow at the Population Level in Nature
4Panel Discussions on Education and Research Training
5Primary and Secondary Energy Flow in Relation to Ecosystem Structure
6Homeostasis of the Nonfat Components of Migrating Birds
7Comparison of Fat Levels in Migrating Birds Killed at a Central Michigan and A Florida Gulf Coast Televison Tower
8The New Ecology
9Effect of Age, Sex, and Level of Fat Deposition on Major Body Components in Some Wood Warblers
10Adipose Tissue in Migratory Birds
11A Nine-Year History of Furbearer Populations on the AEC Savannah River Plant Area
13Bioenergetics of Lipid Deposition in the Bobolink, A Transequatorial Migrant
14Feedback Between Radiation Ecology and General Ecology
15The Caloric Content of Migrating Birds
16Disposal of Radioactive Wastes into Seas, Oceans, and Surface Waters
17Alfred C. Redfield, Eminent Ecologist, 1996
18Patriculate Organic Detrius in a Georgia Salt Marsh-Estuarine Ecosystem
19A Study of Autumnal Postmigrant Weights and Vernal Fattening of North American Migrants in the Tropics
20Forb-Arthropod Food Chains in a One-year Experimental Field
21Man and the Landscape
22Bioregenerative Systems
23Energy Flow in Ecosystems: A Historical Review
24Equitability and Resource Limitation
25Effect of Altitude and Forest Manipulation on Relative Abundance of Small Mammals
26Air - Land - Water = An Ecological Whole
27Symposium on Radioecology
28Symposium on Radioecology
29Symposium on Radioecology
30Symposium on Radioecology
31Symposium on Radioecology
32The Strategy of Ecosystem Development
33A Research Challenge: Evaluating the Productivity of Coastal and Estuarine Water
34Bioscience - The Attitude Lag
35Studies of a Simple Laboratory Microecosystem: Bacterial Activities in a Heteotrophic Succession
36Energetics of the Litter-soil Subsystem
37Optimum Population and Environment: A Georgian Microcosm
38Annual Cycles of Species Occurrence, Abundance, and Diversity in Georgia Estuarine Fish Populations
39The Attitude Revolution
40Comments on the Distribution of Indices of Diversity
41The Ecosystem Structure and Fuction
42Ecological Principles and Urban Forest
43Energy Use and Environmental Abuse - A New Boundary Condition
44Natural Areas as Necessary Components of Man's Total Environment
45Comparison of the Productivity of Spartina Alterniflora and Spartina Cynosuroides
46A Description and Value Assessment of South Atlantic and Gulf Coast Marshes and Estuaries
47The Value of the Tidal Marsh
48A Proposal for A Marshbank and Strategy of Ecosystem Development for the Estuarine Zone of Georgia
49The Pricing System
50Pricing the Natural Environment
51Harmony Between Man and Nature: An Ecological View
52Gaule: The Golden Coast of Georgia
53The Effects of Late Winter Litter Burn on the Composition, Productivity and Diversity, of a Four-year old Fallow-field in Georgia
54Halophytes, Energetics, and Ecosystems
55Environmental Ethic and The Attitude Revolution
56Ecosystem Theory
5715th Edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica - Ecosystem
58Energy, Ecosystem Development, and Environmental Risk
59Diversity as a Fuction of Energy Flow
60Diversity and the Survival of the Ecosystem
61Totality Indexes for Evaluating Environmental Impacts of Highway Alternatives
62Stress Ecology
63The Coming Merger of Ecology and Economics
64The Power Park Concept: Ameliorating Man's Disorder with Nature's Order
65The Emergence of Ecology as a New Integrative Discipline
66Energy and Ecology
67Ecology - The Common Sense Approach
68The Life Support Value of Forests
69Energy: The Common Denominator of an Ecosystem
70Diversity and the Emergence of Integrative Disciplines in Universities
71Community and Population Level Responses to Fertilization in an Old-field Ecosystem
72Ecological Importance of the Riparian
73Rebuttal of "Economic Value of Natural Zone" Coastal Wetlands: A Critique
74Perturbation Theory and the Subsidy - Stress Gradient
31There is Some Good News About Energy
2Whither the Life Support System?
3Wetland Functions and Values: The State of Our Understanding
4Radiation Ecology at Oak Ridge
5The Status of Three Ecosystem Level Hypotheses Regarding Salt Marsh Estuaries: Tidal Subsidy, Outwelling, and Deritus-Based Food Chains
6Ecosystem Profile Analysis and Performance Curves as Tools for Assessing Environmental Impact
7A Functional Classification of Wetlands
9Revival of Non-Lab Science
10Microscosms as Test Systems for the Ecological Effects of Toxic Substances: An Appraisal with Cadmium
11The Cybernetic Nature of Ecosystems
12The Effects of Stress on the Trajectory of Ecological Succession
13Cadmium in Aquatic Microcosms: Implications for Screening the Ecological Effects of Toxic Substances
14Microcosmology: Introductory Comments
15Comparison of Giant Cutgrass Productivity in Tidal and Impounded Marshes with Special Reference to Tidal Subsidy and Waste Assimilation
16Wetlands and Their Values
17Nutrient Uptake by Vegetation in Relation to Other Ecosystem Processes in Conventional Tillage, No-Tillage, and Old-field Systems
18Nutrient Losses from Sandy Soils During Old-field Succession
19Nutrient Budgets and Internal Cycling of N, P, K, Ca, and Mg in Conventional Tillage, No-Tillage, and Old-field Ecosystems on the Georgia Piedmont
20Properties of Agroecosystems
21Diversity and the Forest Ecosystem
22Nitrogen Cycling in Conventional and No-Tillage Agrosystems in the Southern Piedmont
23Resource Quality, Mutualism, and Energy Partitioning in Food Chains
24The Mesocosm
25Wetlands As Vital Components of the Nation's Water Resources
26Simulation Models of Nitrogen Flux in Conventional and No-Tillage Agroecosystems
27Nitrogen Cycling in Conventional and No-Tillage Agro-ecosystems - Analysis of Pathways and Processes
29Trends Expected in Stressed Ecosystems
30Comparison of the Roles of Ostracodsand Cladocerans in Regulating Community Structure and Metabolism in Freshwater Microcosms
31Biotechnology and Biosphere
32Detrius Food Webs in Conventional and No-Tillage Agroecosystems
33Introductory Review: Perspective of Ecosystem Theory and Application
34Essays, Reviews, Commentaries, 1959-1970
35Essays, Reviews, Commentaries, 1971-1976
36Essays, Reviews, Commentaries, 1977-1985
38Biographical Sketches

2. Books

41Basic Ecology
3Birds of Georgia
5Ecosystem Structure and Function
7Ecologie (French)
8Okologie (German)
9Unknown Ecology Book (Russian)
51Fundamentals of Ecology
2Ekologii (Polish)
3Fundamentals of Ecology
4A North Carolina Naturalist
5Grundlagen der Okologie - Band 1: Grundlagen (German)
6Grundlagen der Okologie - Band 2: Standorte und Anwendung (German)
7Eugene Odum: Ecosystem Ecologist and Environmentalist by Betty Jean Craige
8Diversity and Survial of the Ecosystem