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 ›

Monitoring air quality in national parks

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Andrew Bingham is one of five ESA 2014 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. At Colorado State University, he studies nitrogen storage in soil and its policy implications. In the podcast, Andrew reflects on his Capitol Hill visits while in Read more ›

The role of ecology in natural resource management decision-making

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Amber Childress is one of five ESA 2014 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. A Ph.D. student at Colorado State University, she studies biogeochemical cycling and science-policy interactions. In the podcast, Amber discusses her experiences informing natural resource management decisions Read more ›