Investing for the Future: Federal Science Funding and its Benefits for Communities


Alexis Erwin is one of this year’s three ESA Graduate Student Policy Award winners. Her Ph.D. research at Cornell University focuses on plant reproductive strategy and is supported by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.  Alexis talks about Read more ›

Talking Story: Using narrative to bring ecology home


ESA Graduate Student Policy Award Winner Colin Phifer on telling the “stories of science” to encourage public engagement Read more ›

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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ›