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February highlights from Ecological Society of America publications

Future of Alaskan forests, proliferation of plastic greenhouses, and the intersection of watershed protection and urban renewal   Weighing the costs and benefits of plastic vegetable greenhouses The economic benefits of intensive vegetable cultivation inside plastic greenhouses, particularly for small-holders, … Read More »

Diverse People for a Diverse Science

ESA SEEDs logoESA’s Leadership Meeting for Underrepresented Students   For immediate release: February 13, 2013 Contact: Nadine Lymn 202.833.8773, ext. 205; nadine@esa.org “Just watch these students—watch for their names.  They will continue to shine and you will keep coming across their names.  Some … Read More »

Elk bones tell stories of life, death, and habitat use at Yellowstone National Park

Josh Miller likes to call himself a conservation paleobiologist. The label makes sense when he explains how he uses bones as up-to-last-season information on contemporary animal populations. Bones, he says, provide baseline ecological data on animals complementary to aerial counts, … Read More »

Conservation scientists look beyond greenbelts to connect wildlife sanctuaries

Landscape corridors and connectivity in conservation and restoration planning   We live in a human-dominated world. For many of our fellow creatures, this means a fragmented world, as human conduits to friends, family, and resources sever corridors that link the … Read More »

Global economic pressures trickle down to local landscape change, altering disease risk

The pressures of global trade may heighten disease incidence by dictating changes in land use. A boom in disease-carrying ticks and chiggers has followed the abandonment of rice cultivation in Taiwanese paddies, say ecologist Chi-Chien Kuo and colleagues, demonstrating the … Read More »

Sevilleta LTER's Scott Collins Named President of the Ecological Society of America

Scott Collins, Regent’s Professor of Biology and Loren Potter Chair of Plant Ecology at the University of New Mexico became President of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) on August 10, 2012. Elected by the members of ESA for a … Read More »

Ken Bierly of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board to receive ESA Regional Policy Award

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present its fifth annual Regional Policy Award to Ken Bierly of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board during the Society’s upcoming conference in Portland, Oregon. The ESA award recognizes an elected or appointed local … Read More »

Inaugural cross-disciplinary Public Participation in Scientific Research conference gathers at the 97th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America

ESA2012 PortlandSpecial “Citizen Science” issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment accompanies the event   Media Advisory For immediate release: 20 July 2012 Contact: Liza Lester (202) 833-8773 x 211; llester@esa.org   Though public participation in scientific research has deep … Read More »

The Ecology of Natural Gas

Scientists examine process chain of natural gas, from rural extraction to urban distribution   For immediate release: 12 July 2012 Contact: Nadine Lymn (202) 833-8773 x 205; nadine@esa.org   “Fracking” stories about shale gas extraction hit the news daily, fueling … Read More »

Ecological Society of America announces 2012 award recipients

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present eight societal awards recognizing outstanding contributions to ecology during ESA’s 97th annual meeting in Portland, Oregon. The meeting, which will be held from August 5 – 10, is expected to draw over … Read More »

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