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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 ›

The American alligator and its importance to the Florida Everglades

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Adam Rosenblatt is one of three ESA 2012 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. His Ph.D. research at Florida International University focuses on American alligators and their role in the Florida Everglades ecosystem. Here, he discusses his research, its relevance Read more ›

The importance of managing exotic invasive plants

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 Sara Kuebbing is one of three ESA 2012 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. Her Ph.D. research at the University of Tennessee focuses on invasive plant species and their impacts on ecosystems. Sara discusses her research and its relevance to Read more ›

Learning the lingo of science communication that resonates

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Elena Bennett is Assistant Professor with the Department of Natural Resource Sciences and McGill School of Environment at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Here, she discusses her participation in the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program and how the experience informed her perception Read more ›