Onja Razafindratsima, a graduate student at Rice University, observes a lemur in a Madagascar rainforest. Razafindratsima led a three-year study to explore the relationship between lemurs and trees. Lemurs eat the fruit and spread its seeds far from the parent tree. Credit, Onja Razafindratsima/Rice University. When polar bears meet glaucous gulls over the remains of a bowhead whale, they may be sharing more than a meal. As the warming climate brings animals into new proximity, parasites, viruses, and bacteria can find opportunities to spread to new and naïve hosts, sometimes jumping from birds to mammals, and from marine ecosystems to land ecosystems. Credit, USGS. Hon. Bart Gordon of Tennessee speaks to legislative staffers about climate engineering on Dec. 4, 2014.
Onja Razafindratsima/ Rice University USGS Liza Lester/ESA

New from ESA

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: contributed talk, poster, and lightning talk abstracts for the 100th Annual Meeting are due Thursday, 26 February 2015 at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore this August!

CENTENNIAL: What might ecology look like in fifty years? Enter the #ESA100 Centennial Writing Contest and imagine a day in the life of an ecologist in the year 2065. Winning entries will be edited and published in Frontiers in Ecology and the EnvironmentSubmit by 27 March 2015.


Journals and Publications

Frontiers Fenruary 2015

Water-limited ecosystems occupy 41% of the Earth’s terrestrial area. The open access February Special Issue of Frontiers highlights recent research and emerging perspectives within arid and semi-arid lands, which face multiple challenges resulting from land-use change and global climate change. 


Journals Bulletin EcoTrack

Annual Meeting

2015 Annual Meeting:
ESA’s Centennial Celebration

ESA’s 100th Annual Meeting will be held August 9-14, 2015. Join us in beautiful downtown Baltimore to celebrate ESA’s first century and usher in the next. www.esa.org/baltimore