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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 ›

Pikas act as climate indicators

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Johanna Varner is one of five ESA 2014 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. A Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, she studies pika behavioral responses to disturbances caused by climate change and wildfire. In the podcast, Johanna discusses Read more ›

The importance of investing in the researchers of the future

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Brittany West Marsden is one of five ESA 2014 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. A Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, she studies submerged aquatic vegetation in the Atlantic. In the podcast, Brittany discusses her research as well Read more ›

NSF IGERT: Transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries to advance career opportunities in science

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Sarah Anderson is one of five ESA 2014 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. A Ph.D. student at Washington State University, she studies atmospheric nitrogen deposition. In the podcast, Sarah discusses her meetings with policymakers on Capitol Hill and elaborates Read more ›

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 ›