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2016 ESA election results

Congratulations to Laura F. Huenneke (President-elect), Evan DeLucia (Vice President for Finance), Frank Davis (Vice President for Public Affairs), Gillian Bowser (Member-at-Large), Damian Preziosi and Sylvie Brouder (Board of Professional Certification). Thank you to all who voted.

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Science, education leaders call for a US Science Advisor

ESA and 28 U.S. scientific and higher-education organizations wrote to President-elect Donald Trump on November 23, urging him to quickly appoint a “nationally respected leader with appropriate engineering, scientific, management and policy skills” to serve as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology.

» Read the letter

Statement on the US elections

Although the US election promises great changes, the laws of nature will remain unchanged.

» Full statement from ESA President David Lodge

ESA special policy news edition 2: The Transition

Who will fill key leadership positions on science and the environment?

» Nov. 29 Policy News

New Series in Ecology: The Scientific Naturalist

  –Now Accepting Submissions

Ecology is launching a new series — The Scientific Naturalist — which continues the very successful Natural History Notes series in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

All submissions to The Scientific Naturalist will include a photo and showcase in an accompanying essay the natural histories of organisms, opening up questions or new hypotheses. Submissions about animals, plants, fungi, or microorganisms are all welcome. See an example here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fee.1306/full

Papers, including photos, should be submitted to: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ecology. Be sure to read the description in the Author Guidelines before submitting your manuscript.

Conservation for people and nature: Lynn Scarlett opens the 2016 Annual Meeting

The worldwide Managing Director for Public Policy at The Nature Conservancy addressed the intersecting needs of people and nature and the integration of science in decision-making at the Opening Plenary of the 101st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society on Sunday 7 August 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.