News and Events
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).
Jessica Nicole Welch
» See the news release
Ecosystem Health and Sustainability –Women’s Traditions Drying Up with Iraq’s Mesopotamian Marshes
As 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
The 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
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