ESA Blogs and Podcasts

Ecologist Goes to Washington »

- What is the role of science in public policy? What stands to be gained or lost as scientists venture into the policy arena? As public understanding of the linkages between society and the environment has grown over recent years, so too has the demand for ecological tools and expertise. Still, science is only one of many factors that policy makers must consider - working at the science-policy interface requires ecologists to reframe their work in the context of society. The Ecologist Goes to Washington features the stories and reflections of scientists who have engaged their local, state, or federal governments in addressing the broader implications of their research.

Field Talk »

- Science is about more than just results, and behind every ecologist are stories of time spent in the field or at the bench. Field Talk focuses on the experiences of authors who have published in three of ESA’s journals: Ecology, Ecological Applications and Ecological Monographs. Join them on their adventures as they trek through tropical rain forests, submerge to the ocean’s depths and, of course, spend those late nights at the lab…all in the name of science.

Ecotone »

- Ecotone is the news and outreach forum for the Ecological Society of America, featuring fresh research from our scholarly journals and around the ecological community. Visit us for news about the society and profiles of our members. Ecotone also offers analysis of government policy developments in the scientific arena.

We welcome guest submissions of timely relevant news of importance to the broad ecological community. Liza Lester, ESA’s communications officer, edits Ecotone.