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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 ›

Bridging Ecology and Public Policy

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Dr. Rich Pouyat has worked in both ecology and public policy – in this episode of The Ecologist Goes to Washington, he discusses his experience as a liaison between these seemingly disparate fields, and reflects on its challenges and rewards. Read more ›

Perspectives on Policy from ESA’s President, Norm Christensen

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Dr. Norm Christensen, ESA’s President, recounts how he first became involved in policy and offers his personal perspectives on how ESA can best navigate policy issues while remaining true to science. He outlines the major ecological issues that the Society Read more ›