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Conservation for people and nature: Lynn Scarlett opens the 2016 Annual Meeting

The worldwide Managing Director for Public Policy at The Nature Conservancy addressed the intersecting needs of people and nature and the integration of science in decision-making at the Opening Plenary of the 101st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society on Sunday 7 August 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Annual Meeting

ESA-Conf-logo-2017 Linking biodiversity, material cycling and ecosystem services in a changing world.

It’s time to organize for #ESA2017! Proposals for symposia, organized poster sessions, and organized oral sessions are due September 15th 2016. 

Session deadlines » Symposia» Organized Posters » Organized Orals »

» Official Meeting Website

Announcing the 2016 ESA Fellows

ESA established its fellows program in 2012 with the goal to honor its members and to support their competitiveness and advancement to leadership positions in the Society, at their institutions, and in broader society. The Society’s fellows program recognizes the many ways in which our members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and to management and policy. ESA fellows and early career fellows are listed on the ESA Fellows page.

» Fellows announcement

Congratulations to the 2016 ESA Award winners!

The award ceremony will take place at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Monday, August 8, at 8 AM in the Floridian Ballroom AB, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

Honorary Member: Richard Hobbs

» Awards announcement

Inclusive Ecology Section

ESA welcomes our newest section! Spearheaded by Elita Baldridge, Inclusive Ecology will encourage and support ecologists from underrepresented groups, as well as support all ecologists striving to make ecology more inclusive through their research, teaching, outreach and engagement with policymakers, managers and other ecologists.» Visit Inclusive Ecology’s website

Annual Report

annual-report-cover This year, we moved to an online format that allows multimedia content and gives readers an option to click through for more details on specific highlights and projects. Take a moment to revisit the highlights of ESA’s centennial year and the society’s reflections on the past, present, and future of ecology.
(photo credit: BLM) » Explore the annual report