News and Events

Webinar: Eyes in the Sky

 –Drone Use for Ecological Research

Many researchers use drones in terrestrial and marine environments, giving scientists unprecedented access to areas previously difficult to reach. Join ESA for a webinar presentation and hear first-hand from an FAA expert about how to implement the new rules for unmanned operating systems, commonly referred to as drones.

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, 2:00 PM EDT.

There is no cost to attend. Space is limited, so register early to guarantee your spot.

» Register to attend

Annual Meeting

 –Submit your Proposal

ESA Annual Meeting logo with mountains in the background, with blue and lime green lettering. Linking biodiversity, material cycling and ecosystem services in a changing world.

We invite proposals for Workshops, Special Sessions, Field Trips and Ignite Sessions for ESA’s 2017 Annual Meeting.

Workshops » Special Sessions » Field Trips » Ignite Sessions »

» Proposals will be accepted online through
November 17th at 5pm (EST)

» Learn More

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.

ESA donates $12,000 in environmental offsets to Florida’s Archbold Biological Station

ESA is donating over $12,000 to the Archbold Biological Station to offset the environmental footprint of its 101 Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.» Read more

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.

Science Debate and US Presidential Candidates

ESA joined 56 of America’s leading nonpartisan organizations in posing 20 questions on current science issues to the Presidential candidates.» Read more

Congratulations to the 2016 ESA Award winners!

The award ceremony will take place at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Monday, August 8, at 8 AM in the Floridian Ballroom AB, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

Honorary Member: Richard Hobbs

» Awards announcement

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