A member of the research team plunges into a stand of young trees, heading for a study plot in a central Pennsylvania forest recovering from recent clear-cutting. Credit, David Lewis. The Elwha River pours through the remains of the Elwha Dam in Washington State’s Olympic National Park on October 23, 2011. The former reservoir beds have recovered quickly and salmon and steelhead have returned after demolition of the two dams on the river. Credit Kate Benkert, USFWS. South Platte River flooding at Interstate 76 Exit 82 – Fort Morgan, CO. The most recent National Climate Assessment noted that as a result of global climate change, communities that reside along large rivers are expected to experience increased incidents of flooding following storms. Credit/Bruce Finley (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
David Lewis Kate Benkert/USFWS Bruce Finley/NOAA

New from ESA

New for 2015 – your membership dues will include the selection of one section or chapter of your choice. Additional sections and chapter may be selected each for $5.  Also new for 2015, any member who has forgotten their login can go to the eServices Home page. Click on “login” and use the “Can’t login button” to retrieve your login information.

ESA added two new sections this year: Disease Ecology and Early Career Ecologist.  To learn more about our two new sections click here.

Journals and Publications

Ecology October 14

Can stress enhance the performance of a passively dispersed species? In the October edition of Ecology, Teller et al. show that, when under drought duress, Carduus nutans plants produce seeds with slower falling velocities. This context-dependent response is projected to maintain or improve seed dispersal distances.

Photo credit: B. J. Teller.


Journals Bulletin EcoTrack

Annual Meeting

2015 Annual Meeting:
ESA’s Centennial Celebration

ESA’s 100th Annual Meeting will be held August 9-14, 2015. Join us in beautiful downtown Baltimore to celebrate ESA’s first century and usher in the next. www.esa.org/baltimore