A close encounter with an Alaska senator and a fish called ‘Walter’ while advocating for NSF

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Timothy Treuer is one of six 2016 ESA Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. A Ph.D. student at Princeton University, he into tropical forest regeneration in Costa Rica. In the podcast, Timothy discusses his research and his various policy engagement Read more ›

‘Putting a face’ on science funding, Lear reflects on congressional visits experience

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Kristen Lear is one of six 2016 ESA Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. A Ph.D. student at the University of Georgia, she studies the foraging and roosting habitats of pollinator bat species, including the Mexican Long-Nosed Bat. In the Read more ›

Inouye reflects on ESA Centennial year tenure, international ecological society partnerships

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David Inouye has worked on topics related to pollination biology, flowering phenology, plant demography, and plant-animal interactions such as ant-plant mutualisms, nectar robbing, and seed predation. Since 1971, he has spent summer field seasons at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) Read more ›

GSPA recipients bridge the gap between science and policy

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Emlyn Resetarits (University of Texas-Austin) is one of four 2015 ESA Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. In the podcast, Emlyn discusses her experiences working on biodiversity issues in the Austin, TX region. She also reflects on her meetings with federal Read more ›

Programs that promote diversity in science education

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Natalie Hambalek is one of four 2015 ESA Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. At Oregon State University, she conducts research into pesticides and infectious diseases that contribute to amphibian population declines. In the podcast, Natalie discusses her experience meeting Read more ›

How lessons from the natural world can improve urban planning

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Sydney Blankers is one of four 2015 ESA Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. A Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois-Chicago, she studies urban and environmental planning. In the podcast, Sydney discusses using ecological systems as models for urban Read more ›

Engaging in policy has multifaceted benefits for scientists

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Cleo Chou is one of four 2015 ESA Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. A Ph.D. student at Princeton University, she studies carbon and nutrient cycling in tropical rainforests. In the podcast, Cleo discusses her research as well as her meetings Read more ›

Baron on earth stewardship and promoting a sustainable society

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Jill Baron works as an ecosystem ecologist at the United States Geological Survey Fort Collins Science Center. This past year, she completed her service as President of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) (2013-2014). Here, she reflects on her tenure Read more ›