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2016 Grad Student Policy Award Winners

The six students will travel to Washington, DC on April 27-28 to participate in policy training and attend meetings with their US Representative and Senators. The Biological Ecological Sciences Coalition, co-chaired by ESA, sponsors the event. On Capitol Hill, students will team with other scientists to discuss with lawmakers the importance of federal funding for the biological sciences, particularly the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Brian Kastl

Brian Kastl

Kristin Lear

Kristen Lear

Matthew Pintar

Matthew Pintar

Timothy Treuer

Timothy Treuer

Jessica Nicole Welch

Jessica Nicole Welch

Samantha Werner

Samantha Werner

» See the news release

 

SBI Training –Last Chance

sbi-logoWe have a few spots left on our June Sustaining Biological Infrastructure course – submit your application by May 19 to be considered! This course is designed to help research infrastructure leaders gain the business planning, marketing, and communication skills necessary to sustain and innovate their projects. » Apply now

Ecosystem Health and Sustainability –Women’s Traditions Drying Up with Iraq’s Mesopotamian Marshes

Marsh Arab girl carrying reedsAs the land at the heart of the cradle of civilization dries out, an ancient culture is being lost with the unique ecosystem that sustains it. The sphere of daily life for Marsh Arab women has shrunk as the natural resources they traditionally cultivated have vanished, reports an international team of researchers in the March issue of Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, a joint journal of the Ecological Society of America and Ecological Society of China.» Read the full story

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

US National Vegetation Classification Debuts

USNVC infographicThe long-awaited public release of a consistent and adaptable national reporting system for plant communities opens new avenues for broad-scale and long-term analyses of landscape change. ESA’s Panel on Vegetation Classification has worked for two decades on this massively collaborative effort and will manage the ongoing peer review process for revisions and additions. » Read the USNVC announcement

Annual Meeting

ESA-Conf-logo-20161Registration and hotel reservations for the 2016 meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is now open. 
Quick Links:  FAQ’s »   Exhibitor Information »   Plenaries »» Official Meeting 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