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CENTENNIAL: What ideas and discoveries have had the biggest influence on the field of ecology over the last century? From food chains to ecosystems, mathematical modeling to the conservation movement, a diverse set of conceptual milestones stood out to the ecologists commenting in blogs and social forums this December. Read a roundup of the discussion so far. Join the conversation at #ESA100.
MENTORING WORKS! January is National Mentoring Month. SEEDS could not do what we do without our mentors! As part of the Centennial celebration, we invite our mentors to share your reflections as a SEEDS mentor and we call students to express your thanks to those who have mentored you on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag: #SEEDSMentors. Learn more on our SEEDS Mentoring Month page.
Journals and Publications
Can interspecific variation in partner quality affect population dynamics in plant species? In the December 2014 issue of Ecology, Bruna et al. explore the effects of mutualist partner identity on plant demography. Pictured is the Amazonian shrub Maieta guianensis; its leaf pouches are colonized by specialized ant species. Photo credit: B. D. Inouye.
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