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For bees (and flowers), tongue size matters

When it comes to bee tongues, length is proportional to the size of the bee, but heritage sets the proportion. Estimating this hard to measure trait helps scientists understand bee species’ resiliency to change. Ecologists will report on this and other pollination research news at the Ecological Society of America’s 2014 Annual Meeting in Sacramento, Cal., August 10-15. Read More »

Ecologists converge on Sacramento, Cal. for the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America August 10-15, 2014

ESA2014 Sacramento logoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 16, 2014 Contact: Liza Lester (202) 833-8773 x 211;   The Ecological Society of America’s 99th Annual Meeting “From Oceans to Mountains: It’s all Ecology” will meet in Sacramento, Cal., from Sunday evening, August … Read More »

ESA announces 2014 Fellows

ESA LogoFor immediate release: 11 June 2014 Contact: Alison Mize, 202.833.8773, ext. 205   The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce its 2014 fellows. The Society’s fellows program recognizes the many ways in which our members contribute … Read More »

Slowing the insect invasion: wood packaging sanitation policy yields US $11.7 billion net benefit

Risk analysis finds savings for homeowners and local governments of excluding invasive pests like the emerald ash borer outweigh added cost to imported goods FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2014 Contact: Liza Lester (202) 833-8773 x 211;     … Read More »

Third US National Climate Assessment reports our ecosystems are already changing

Today, the US Global Change Research Program released its Third National Climate Assessment (NCA) of the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystems. Read More »

Crocodile tears please thirsty butterflies and bees

EMBARGOED until: 12:01 am EDT on Thursday, May 1, 2014 Contact: Liza Lester  (202) 83308773 x211;   The butterfly (Dryas iulia) and the bee (Centris sp.) were most likely seeking scarce minerals and an extra boost of protein. On … Read More »

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;   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 »

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