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Sage grouse losing habitat to fire as endangered species decision looms

Post-wildfire stabilization treatment has not aided habitat restoration for the imperiled Great Plains birds.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, 2 April 2014Contact: Liza Lester (202) 833-8773 x 211; llester@esa.org   As fires sweep more frequently across the American Great Basin, … Read More »

ESA Announces 2014 Graduate Student Policy Award Winners

WASHINGTON, DC – The Ecological Society of America has selected the 2014 recipients of its annual Graduate Student Policy Award: Sarah Anderson (Washington State University), Andrew Bingham (Colorado State University), Amber Childress (Colorado State University), Brittany West Marsden (University of Maryland) … Read More »

Special issue of ESA Frontiers assesses the impacts of climate change on people and ecosystems, and strategies for adaptation

The November 2013 issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment is devoted to an assessment of climate change effects on ecosystems, and the consequences for people. Impacts on natural systems have direct consequences for food production, water, storm damage, and fire intensity. Working with, rather than against, ecosystems may help society to adapt to changes that threaten lives and property. Adaptation efforts may need to think beyond the preservation of historic natural communities. Read More »

USGS scientist named Ecological Society of America president

Jill Baron, an ecosystem ecologist with the United States Geological Survey and a senior research ecologist with Colorado State University’s Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, has been named President of the Ecological Society of America. Read More »

Female tiger sharks migrate from Northwestern to Main Hawaiian Islands during fall pupping season

A quarter of the mature female tiger sharks plying the waters around the remote coral atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands decamp for the populated Main Hawaiian Islands in the late summer and fall, swimming as far as 2,500 kilometers (1,500 miles). Read More »

Scientists, practitioners, religious communities urge collaborative action to save our planet

The September 2013 Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment is an open access special issue on Earth Stewardship. Read More »

Using fire to manage fire-prone regions around the world

Prescribed burn in Klamath National Forest CA. Credit: E. KnappInaugural online-only Special Issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment showcases prescribed burns around the globe. Read More »

Rattlesnakes and ticks, competition and cannibalistic salamanders, and beneficial, predatory, parasitic Fungi

Presentations on species interactions figure large at ESA’s 2013 annual meeting. Read More »

Ecology in Agricultural Landscapes: seeking solutions for food, water, wildlife

Agriculture alters the landscape more than any other human activity, with trickle-down effects on water, soil, climate, plant and wildlife diversity, wildfire, and human health. Multiple sessions at ESA's 98th Annual Meeting in Minneapolis will will examine routes to improved soil, water, and nutrient retention, and opportunities to increase biodiversity alongside food production. Read More »

Minnesota Energy & Environment Senior Advisor Ellen Anderson to receive ESA Regional Policy Award

ESA established its Regional Policy Award in 2008 to recognize an elected or appointed local policymaker who has integrated environmental science into policy initiatives that foster more sustainable communities. Read More »

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