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Prescribed burns can aid in efforts to reduce severity of wildfires

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Matthew Hurteau is Assistant Professor for Forest Resources at the Pennsylvania State University Dept. of Ecosystem Science and Management. His research focuses on climate change mitigation and adaptation in forest systems. Here, he reflects on meetings he had on Capitol Hill 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 ›

In defense of federally-funded research

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Matthew Berg is one of four ESA 2013 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. A Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University, he studies ecohydrology. In this podcast, Matthew discusses his collaborations with state and local officials to draft watershed management Read more ›

Sequestration impacts national park destinations

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 Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie is one of four ESA 2013 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. A Ph.D. student at Boston University, she studies the effects of climate change on plants in Acadia National Park in Maine. In the podcast, Caitlin Read more ›

Pickett touts importance of stewardship and a diverse, collaborative ecological community

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Steward Pickett works as a plant ecologist with the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. His expertise includes urban ecology, landscape design and succession. Pickett recently completed his service as President of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) (2011-2012). Here, he Read more ›

Wolf conservation efforts furthered by emphasizing shared goals

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Matthew Schuler is one of three ESA 2012 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. His Ph.D. research at Washington University focuses on how land-use practices can enhance species diversity in heavily managed ecosystems. Here, he discusses his experiences meeting with Read more ›