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Asian Carp Two Ways: The Politics and Science of Ecological Risks

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An ESA grad student discusses the Asian carp from a policy and scientific perspective and how his background in law has informed his research in endangered species Read more ›

Picture Your Grant on the Hannity Show: David Inouye on why basic research isn’t a bridge to nowhere

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David Inouye on having his NSF grant singled out as wasteful spending by Senators Coburn and McCain and political commentator Sean Hannity. Read more ›

The Ecologist Moves to Washington—Making Science Policy a Career

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New ESA Podcast:Ecologist Goes to Washington. Jay Gulledge (Pew Center on Global Climate Change) discusses transitioning from academia to DC Read more ›

Tradeoffs in Urban Ecology: A Local Take on Global Change

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New ESA Podcast: The Ecologist Goes to Washington. Dr. Diane Pataki discusses the role of ecology in urban resource management decisions. Read more ›

From Informing Policy to Dancing the Albedo

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The Many Faces of Interdisciplinary Science Many scientists are engaged in finding solutions to society’s challenges, but implementing these solutions often requires input from a variety of other disciplines and stakeholders. Dr. Jason Neff has devoted a great deal of Read more ›

Communicating Climate Change

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As Washington prepares to address climate change, how can ecologists ensure that public and private decision-makers have all the necessary scientific information? Dr. Tony Janetos, director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute, discusses the challenges and responsibilities of communicating Read more ›

Inside the Environmental Protection Agency

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Dr. Rick Haeuber, formerly with the Ecological Society of America’s Science Programs Office, now leads the Assessment and Communications Branch at the Clean Air Markets Division of the Environmental Protection Agency. Here he discusses the role of science in Washington, Read more ›

ESA Graduate Students & Policy

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In this month’s installment of The Ecologist Goes to Washington, graduate students Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer (UC-Berkeley) and Matthew Trager (U. of Florida) talk about their two-day Capitol Hill experience as winners of the Ecological Society of America’s 2008 Graduate Student Policy Read more ›