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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 ›

Collins reflects on tenure as President of ESA

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Scott Collins is an internationally recognized plant ecologist currently serving as Director of the Sevilleta Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) program. His research focuses on how climate change and disturbance impact grassland ecosystems in the Sevilleta.  Collins recently completed his service as Read more ›

The role of science investment in community and professional development

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Lindsay Deel is one of four ESA 2013 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. Her Ph.D. research at West Virginia University focuses on environmental geography and policy issues surrounding the management of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. In the podcast, Lindsay Read more ›

Federal research investment and its benefits for society

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Carlos Silva is one of four ESA 2013 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. His Ph.D. research at the University of Maryland focuses on remote sensing of tropical rainforest dynamics. Carlos discusses his experiences in meetings with policymakers on Capitol Read more ›