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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.
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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.

 

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Fenruary 2015 EM

The Willow Tit (Parus montanus, according to Swiss nomenclature) is a European passerine once considered to be conspecific with the Black-capped Chickadee of North America due to its similarities in appearance. Despite its widespread occurrence, the Willow Tit has undergone substantial declines in parts of Europe (e.g., the United Kingdom) and is the focus of recent conservation efforts, as described by Hooten and Hobbs in the February edition of Ecological Monographs. Photo credit: Marcel Burkhardt, Swiss Alps, 2011.

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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