Nancy Langston Environmental Historian King Carl XVI Gustaf Visiting Professor Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious studies at Ume책 University firstname.lastname@example.org www.nancylangston.net Education Dartmouth College. 1979-84. B.A. English. University of Oxford, Brasenose College, 1984-86. M.Phil. in English. University of Washington, Department of Zoology.1987-92. Dissertator, Zoology. University of Washington, Individual Ph.D. in Environmental Studies. 1992-1994. University of Washington, Burke Museum, Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecology. 1994-5. Academic Positions 2012-2013 King Carl XVI Gustaf Visiting Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious studies at Ume책 University. 2007-on: Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Dept. of Forest Ecology & Management. Assistant Professor 1997-2001; Associate Professor 2001-2007. Affiliate in History Department, 2003-on. Fellowships, Honors, and Awards Dartmouth: National Merit Scholar, highest honors, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Perkins Prize for best thesis in major. Marshall Fellowship for study at Oxford, 1984-1986. National Science Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, 1988-1991. Forest History Society Weyerhaeuser 1997 Book Prize for Forest Dreams University of Wisconsin Sabbatical Award, 2002-3 and 2009-2010. Organization of American Historians, Distinguished Lecturer 2007-2010. President, American Society for Environmental History, 2007-2009. Winner, Leopold-Hidy Prize for best article published in Environmental History, 2009. Editor, Environmental History, 2011-on. King Carl XVI Gustaf Professor 2012-2013 (awarded by the Swedish Royal Academy to one foreign researcher each year) Grants Sigma Xi Fellowship, 1990, $1000. American Philosophical Society, Michaux Silvicultural History Grant, $5000, 1993. National Marine Fisheries Service grant, $30,000, 1993-4. Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship, Burke Museum, University of Washington, 1994-5, $40,000. National Humanities Center, Donnelly Fellow in Ecological Humanities, 1997, $20,000. American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 2002-2003, $35,000. 1
Vilas Associates Award, 2002-2004, $55,000. Mc-Intire-Stennis Grant, USDA, 2003-2006, $75,754. UW-Madison Graduate School Research Competitions. 2006 ($9000), 2007 ($10,000), 2009 ($26,393), 2012 ($14,000). Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute workshop award, $2000, 2006. National Council for Science and Sustainable Forestry workshop grant, 2006, $30,000. National Science Foundation workshop grant, 2007, $15,000. American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellowship, 2009-2010, $40,000. Selected Publications a. Books Langston, N. 1995. Forest Dreams, Forest Nightmares: the Paradox of Old Growth in the Inland West. University of Washington Press. Langston, N. 2003. Where Land and Water Meet: A Western Landscape Transformed. University of Washington Press. Langston, N. 2010. Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES. Yale University Press. b. Peer-reviewed Articles, Invited Essays, and Book Chapters Langston, N., S. Freeman, D. Gori, and S. Rohwer. 1990. Evolution of Body Size in Female Redwinged Blackbirds: Effects of Female Competition and Reproductive Energetics. Evolution 44: 1764-1779. Langston, N. and N. Hillgarth. 1995. The Extent Of Primary Molt Varies With Parasites In Laysan Albatrosses: A Possible Role In Life History Tradeoffs Between Current And Future Reproduction. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (series B) 261: 239-243. Langston, N. and S. Rohwer. 1995. Unusual Patterns of Incomplete Primary Molt in Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses. Condor 97: 1-19. Langston, N. and S. Rohwer. 1996. Molt/breeding Tradeoffs In Albatrosses: Implications For Understanding Life History Variables. Oikos 76: 498-510. Rohwer, S., N. Langston, and D. Gori. 1996. Body Size In Male Redwinged Blackbirds: Manipulating Selection With Sex-Specific Feeders. Evolution 50: 2049-2065. Langston, N., S. Rohwer, and D. Gori. 1997. Experimental Analysis Of Intra And Intersexual Competition In Red-Winged Blackbirds. Behavioral Ecology 8: 524-533. Langston, N. 1997. "Forest Dreams, Forest Nightmares: An Environmental History of a Forest Health Crisis." Chapter in American Forests: Nature, Culture, and Politics. Ed. Char Miller. U. Press of Kansas. 247-271.
Langston, N. 1999. "Environmental and Human Change in Old Growth Forests," Research in Social Problems and Public Policy 7: 253-271. Langston, N. 2000. "When Sound Science is Not Enough: Regulating the Blues." Journal of Forestry 98: 31-35. Langston, N. 2003. "Gender Transformed: Endocrine Disruptors in the Environment." Chapter in Seeing Nature through Gender, ed. Virginia Scharff. U. of Kansas Press. 129-166. Langston, N. 2005. "Floods and Landscapes in the Inland West" Chapter in City, Country, Empire: Landscapes in Environmental History, ed. Jeffrey Diefendorf and Kurk Dorsey. U. of Pittsburgh Press. 99-121. Langston, N. 2005. "Resource Management as a Democratic Process: Adaptive Management on Federal Lands." Chapter in Communities and Forests: Where People Meet the Land. ed. Don Field and Robert Lee, Oregon State University Press. 52-76. Langston, N. 2005. “Reflections on Teaching World Forest History.” Environmental History 10: 20-29. Steen-Adams, M.M., N.E. Langston, and D.J. Mladenoff. 2007. “White Pine In The Northern Forests: An Ecological and Management History of White Pine on the Bad River Reservation of Wisconsin,” Environmental History 12: 624-648. Langston, N. 2008. “The Retreat from Precaution: Regulating Diethylstilbestrol (DES), Endocrine Disruptors, and Environmental Health.” Environmental History 13: 41-65. Roberts, Jody A. and N. Langston. 2008. “Toxic Bodies/ Toxic Environments: An Interdisciplinary Forum.” Environmental History 13: 629-635. Hoffman, R., N. Langston, J. McCann, P. Perdue, and L. Sedrez. 2008. “AHR Conversation: Environmental Historians and Environmental Crisis.” American Historical Review 113: 14311465. Langston, N. 2009. "Paradise Lost: Climate Change, Boreal Forests, and Environmental History." Environmental History 14: 641-650. Steen-Adams, M., N. Langston, and D. J. Mladenoff. 2010. “Logging the Great Lakes Indian Reservations: The Case of the Bad River Band of Ojibwe.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 34: 41-66. Langston, N. 2010. "Toxic Inequities: Chemical Exposures and Indigenous Communities in Canada and the United States." Natural Resources Journal 50:2.
Langston, N. 2010. "Air: Climate Change and Environmental History." Pp 33-50 in A Companion to Environmental History, ed. Doug Sackman, Blackwell Companions to American History (New York: Wiley). Langston, N. 2011. “Protecting our Bodies from Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals: A Precautionary Tale.” Solutions 1: Feb. 25. Steen-Adams MM, Mladenoff DJ, Langston NE, Liu F, Zhu J. 2012. “Influence of biophysical factors and differences in Ojibwe reservation versus Euro-American social histories on forest landscape change in northern Wisconsin, USA.” Landscape Ecology 26: 1165-1178. Langston, N. 2012. "Eine Stimme gegen das Schweigen: Rachel Carson und ihr Buch Silent Spring." Kultur & Technik 2:18-22. Langston, N. In press. “New Chemical Bodies: Synthetic Chemicals, Regulation, and Health.” Chapter for Oxford Handbook of Environmental History, ed. Andrew Isenberg. Langston, N. In press. “Precaution and the History of Endocrine Disruptors.” Chapter in Carcinogens, Mutagens, Reproductive Toxicants: The Politics of Limit Values and Low Doses in the Twentieth and Twenty-first centuries, ed. Soraya Boudia and Nathalie Jas. New York: Berghahn Books. Langston, N. In press. “Global forest change.” Chapter in J.R. McNeill and Erin Stewart Mauldin, eds., A Companion to Global Environmental History. Oxford University Press. Langston, N. In press. “Rachel Carson and An Ecological View of Health." Invited article for RCC Perspectives. Langston, N. In press. "Rachel Carson’s legacy: gender concerns and endocrine disrupting chemicals." Invited article for GAIA. Langston, N. Submitted, in revision. “Loss of the Lake Trout.” Invited chapter for Heasley, ed. Border Flows: A Century of Canadian-American Water Relations for the University of Calgary Press series in Canadian History and Environment. Langston, N. Submitted. "Endocrine Disruptors in the Environment." Invited chapter for Daniel Kleinman, ed. Controversies in Science and Technology, vol 4. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Langston, N. In revision. "Environmental Historians in a Changing World: Evolution, Environmental Health, and Climate Change." Invited essay for Journal of Renmin University of China. c. Textbooks & Encyclopedia Entries S. Dodson, T. Allen, S. Carpenter, A. Ives, R. Jeanne, J. Kitchell, N. Langston, and M. Turner. 1998. Ecology. Oxford University Press.
Langston, N. 1999. "Human and Ecological Change in the Inland Western Forests." Chapter in Northwest Lands and Peoples, eds. Paul Hirt and Dale Goble. U. of Washington Press. 415-436. Dodson, S., T. Allen, S. Carpenter, A. Ives, R. Jeanne, J. Kitchell, N. Langston, and M. Turner. 1999. Readings in Ecology. Oxford University Press. National Research Council. 2002. Scientific Evaluation of Biological Opinions on Endangered and Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River Basin: Interim Report. 57 pp. National Academy Press, Washington DC. National Research Council. 2003. Scientific Evaluation of Biological Opinions on Endangered and Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River Basin: Final Report. 350 pp. National Academy Press, Washington DC. Langston, N. 2006. “Restoration in the American National Forests: Ecological Processes and Cultural Landscapes.” Chapter in The Conservation of Cultural Landscapes, ed. Mauro Agnoletti. CABI Press. 173-183. Langston, N. 2008. “Significant Women in forestry.” Invited essay for Forestry and Forests in the Americas: An Encyclopedia Ed. Fred Cubbage. Routledge Press. Langston, N. 2009. “World forest history.” Invited essay for The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History, Ed. Akira Iriye and Pierre Yves Saunier, Palgrave Macmillan, London. Langston, N. 2010. “American Forest History," and "Chemicals" Invited essays for Encyclopedia of American Environmental History, ed. K. Brosnan, Facts on File. d. Journalism, Reviews, Proceedings, & White Papers Langston, N. 1995. A wild, managed forest. The Land Report, Summer. Langston, N. 1996. How should we use historical ranges of variability to manage western public lands? Ecosystem Management Symposium Proceedings (Madison: Society for Ecological Restoration). Langston, N. 1996. Review of The Last Stand. Washington Post. Langston, N. 1996. Review of Gary Gray's Wildlife and People: The Human Dimensions of Wildlife Ecology. Eco-Health. Langston, N. 1997. Review of Donald Meinig's The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History. Vol. 2: Continental America, 1800-1867. William and Mary Quarterly 54: 460-462. Langston, N. 1998. Review of Frieda Knobloch's The Culture of Wilderness: Agriculture as Colonization in the American West. Pacific Historical Review 66: 375-6.
Langston, N. 1998. Review of William Robbin's Landscapes of Promise: The Oregon Story, 1800-1940. Environmental History 3: 393-4. Langston, Nancy. 1998. "Environmental History of Western Riparian Areas." Proceedings of 1997 Forest Service Watershed Symposium, La Grande, Oregon. Langston, Nancy. 1998. "Sustainable Forests and Sustainable Human Communities: Historical Perspectives." Proceedings of SAF 1998 Annual Meeting. Langston, N. 1999. Review of Hugh Prince's Wetlands of the American Midwest. Historical Geography 25: 425-6. Langston, N. 1999. “Human and Environmental History of Old-Growth Forests.” Starker Lecture Series Publications, Eugene Oregon. Langston, N. 2000. Review of Katherine Morrissey's Mental Territories: Mapping the Inland Empire. Journal of Interdisciplinary History 724-725. Langston, N. 2003. Review of C. Huggard and A. Gomez, Forests Under Fire: A Century of Ecosystem Management in the Southwest, Environmental History 150-151. Steen-Adams, Michelle and Nancy E Langston, 2004. “A Comparative Forest Landscape History of the Bad River Reservation and Private Land in the Lake Superior Clay Plain, PreEuroAmerican Settlement to 1987.” In The Historic Ashland Area: Proceedings of the Twentyninth Annual Meeting of the Forest History Association of Wisconsin, Inc. Langston, N. 2004. “Floods and Landscapes in the Inland West.” Wild Earth 14. Langston, N. 2005. Review of Shaul Cohen’s Planting Nature: Trees and the Manipulation of Environmental Stewardship in America. Pacific Historical Quarterly. Langston, N. 2005. Review of Mark Baker and Jonathan Kusel’s Community Forestry in the United States. Natural Areas Journal. Langston, N. 2006. Final Report: Great Lakes Old Growth Workshop. National Council for Science in Sustainable Forestry, Washington DC. Langston, N. 2007. Review of E. Moran and E. Ostrom, eds, Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Human Environment Interactions in Forest Ecosystems. Agric. History. Langston, N. 2007. Review of Inescapable Ecologies by Linda Nash. Western Historical Quarterly. Invited Lectures, past 5 years. Dartmouth College, Feb. 2007. Dewey Lecture: “Toxic bodies: environmental history of endocrine disruptors.” Geography Department.
Chemical Heritage Foundation, March 2007. Invited speaker: “Biomonitoring and body burdens: historical approaches.” University of California, Davis. May 2007. Invited speaker on “The retreat from precaution,” Department of History, and “Watershed change,” Environmental Studies. Temple University. Sept. 2007. Invited participant for Oxford Environmental History workshop. Department of History. MIT. February 2008. Invited speaker on “Modern Meat: Synthetic Hormones, Livestock and Consumers in the Post-War Era.” Mellon Foundation Seminar. University of Iowa. April 2008. Invited speaker on “Rivers, Toxics, and History.” Department of English and Environmental Studies Program. University of Wisconsin-Oskhosh. April 2008. OAH Distinguished Lecturer, “Endocrine Disruptors and the Lessons of History.” Environmental Studies Program. Yale University. October 2008. “Modern Meat: Synthetic Hormones in the Post-War Era.” October 2008. Invited Agrarian Studies Seminar. American Society for Environmental History, April 2009. Presidential lecture: “Paradise Lost.” University of Idaho. April 2009. Invited lecture on “Endocrine Disruptors, Regulation, and Environmental Health.” Institute for Pacific Northwest Studies. World Congress of Environmental History. Talk on "Toxaphene, Lake Trout, and Environmental Health," and Invited Plenary Speaker on "Northern Environments and History." August 5-9, 2009. University of California, Berkeley. Equity Conference, October 1-2, 2009. Invited speaker on "Toxic Inequities: Chemical Exposures and Indigenous Communities in Canada and the United States." Stanford University, March 5, 2010, invited speaker: “Environmental History, Toxics, and Environmental Change.” Endocrine Disruptors, Water, and Effective Regulation. METRO Planning Commission, Portland OR March 9, 2010. Forum on History and Sustainability. Portland State University, March 9, 2010. Strasbourg University CMC (Carcinogens, Mutagens, and Low-dose Chemical Effects) Workshop. March 29-31, 2010. Invited speaker, “Low-dose endocrine disruptors.” University of Virginia, April 6, 2010, Invited lecture: “Modern Meat: Hormones and Beef in the
Post-War Era.” National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown WV. April 7, 2010. Invited talk, Training Workshop, and Podcast. “Rachel Carson, Hormones, and Wildlife.” Organization of American Historians, April 8, 2010. “Evolution and Environmental History.” Invited Plenary Speaker. Western Michigan University, April 15, 2010. Invited lecture: “Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES.” Saugatauk MI. Great Lakes workshop, April 16, 2010. “The Great Lakes: Environmental Legacies.” Monona Terrace, April 20, 2010. Earth Day Conference, “Toxaphene, Lake Trout, and Lake Superior Resiliency.” Rotary Club of Madison, April 21, 2010. “Toxic Bodies: Hormones and Precaution.” Invited Earth Day speaker, University of Kansas, April 22, 2010. “Rachel Carson and the Legacy of Earth Day.” Invited Earth Day speaker. Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon. “Climate change and resiliency.” Invited speaker and workshop participant, April 30-May 2, 2010. Bowdoin College. “Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES.” May 5, 2010. Herbster, WI, Lake Superior Day. July 17, 2010. “Climate change and resiliency around Lake Superior.” Van Evera Lecture, Northland College. Northland College, Sep 7-8, 2010. “Toxic Bodies” & “Sustaining Lake Superior: History and Resiliency.” Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Geography and Government. Invited lecture: “Toxic Bodies: Global Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals.” October 22, 2010. Lynn Day Distinguished Lecture at Duke University, Nov. 11, 2010. “Sustaining Lake Superior.” UW Arboretum, invited lecture, “Toxic Bodies,” Feb. 10, 2011. Ekhard College, St. Petersburg Florida. “Toxic Bodies,” invited lecture, March 16, 2011. Michigan Technological University, March 22-24, 2011. Invited International Water Day Keynote. “Sustaining Lake Superior.”
Baraboo Hills Speaker Series. “Climate change, resiliency, and Lake Superior.” March 30, 2011. Minong, WI. Wisconsin Lakes Conference. Invited keynote speaker: “Sustaining Lake Superior,” June 24, 2011. Bad River Band, Odanah WI. “Mining, sustainability, and Lake Superior.” Invited Lake Superior day speaker, July 15, 2011. Frontiers in Historical Ecology, Birmensdorf, Switzerland. Conference organizing committee and Keynote speaker: “More than Chronology: What Environmental Historians Can Offer on the Frontiers of Historical Ecology.” September 1, 2011. EPA Laboratory, Duluth MN. “Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of History,” Invited speaker, Oct. 6, 2011. University of Illinois, Chicago. “Sustaining Lake Superior,” Invited lecture, Oct. 27, 2011. Yale University, New Haven. “Transnational Water Governance.” Feb. 25, 2012. University of Wisconsin Veterinary School, invited lecture, "Hormone Disruptors and the History of Veterinary Medicine." December 10, 2011. American Historical Association, Chicago IL, January 2012. Research presentation: “Toxic Bodies: Women, Pollution, and Power.” Yale University, New Haven. Invited speaker. “Transnational Water Governance.” Feb. 25, 2012. Rachel Carson Center, Munich, Germany. Invited speaker. “Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and 50 years of environmental health concerns.” April, 2012. Notre Dame University, Department of History, invited speaker "Toxic Bodies." May 2, 2012. University of Wisconsin School of Public Health, invited speaker, "Hormone Disruptors and Public Health." May 4, 2012. Renmin University, Beijing, China. "Ecological History." Keynote speaker for opening ceremonies of the Center for Ecological History. May 23, 2012. Professional Service (post-tenure) American Society for Environmental History: President. 2007-2009. Vice President. 2005-7. Chair, Outreach Committee, 2005-7. Chair, Program Committee for Victoria Conference 2004.
Executive Committee, 2003-2007. Editorial board, Environmental History, 2002-2010. Chair, Ad-hoc Journal Committee and Web Committee. Chair, Local Arrangements Committee for Madison Conference 2012. Editor, Environmental History, 2011-. Forest History Society: Board of Directors, 1998-2003. American Council of Learned Societies, Delegate 2007-2008. National Council for Science and Sustainable Forestry-sponsored workshop on, May 21-24, 2006. Steering committee: David Mladenoff and Craig Lorimer. National Council for Science and Sustainable Forestry committees: “Old Growth and Extended Rotation Forests in the Lakes States,” 2005-2006. “Old Forests in Changing Landscapes— Creating a National Conservation Framework.” 2006-2008. National Research Council, Committee on Endangered Fishes in the Klamath River Basin. 20013. Lake Superior Binational Forum, Binational Program, International Joint Commission. US Representative.