Environmental Justice: Merging Earth Stewardship with Social Justice

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Kellen Marshall-Gillespie is one of three ESA 2011 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. Her Ph.D. research at the University of Illinois-Chicago focuses on applying ecological theories to social justice and environmental sustainability.  Kellen talks about her experiences in public Read more ›

Capitol Hill testimony: Addressing climate change may foster economic recovery

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Dr. Knute Nadelhoffer, an ecological researcher with 30 years of experience, currently serves as the Director of the University of Michigian Biological Station in Pellston, Michigan in the center of the Great Lakes Basin. He is also a professor in Read more ›

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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New ESA Podcast: The Ecologist Goes to Washington. Dr. Diane Pataki discusses the role of ecology in urban resource management decisions. Read more ›