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Primary contact: ESA Communications Officer Liza Lester,; 202-833-8773 x211.


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Embargo policy:

Articles to be published in ESA journals Ecology, Ecological Applications, Ecological Monographs, and Frontiers in Ecology and the Envrionment are subject to an embargo on publicity until the first day of the publication month. We ask that findings reported in our journals not be reported in the mass media until after they are published. ESA’s embargo policy is described in greater detail on our publication website.

Articles to be published in our open access, rapid publication journal Ecosphere are embargoed until the day of publication. Please contact the communications officer for help negotiating Ecosphere’s rolling production schedule.

Annual Meeting abstracts are not embargoed.

Preprints: Articles that are available on ESA journal websites as preprints are considered to be published (not embargoed).

ESA’s 100th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MarylandAugust 9 – 14, 2015.

Ecological science at the frontier: Centennial logoEcological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating ESA’s Centennial. The Ecological Society of America currently stands at a boundary between 100 successful years for the Society and an uncharted future for the planet.  The Centennial meeting will support both retrospective and prospective sessions – looking back at the history of the field of ecology as well as forward into its future. ESA invites press and institutional public information officers to attend.

To register as a member of the media, please contact ESA Communications Officer Liza Lester at

We waive registration fees for reporters with a recognized press card and for current members of the National Association of Science Writers, the Canadian Science Writers Association, the International Science Writers Association and the Society of Environmental Journalists. Reporters may register in advance or on-site at the meeting.

We do not waive registration fees for editors of peer-reviewed journals, ad sales representatives, publishers, program officers or marketing professionals.

Meeting abstracts are not embargoed.

Communications Training

ESA provides periodic and invitation-based communications training workshops for scientists. Ecologists learn how to describe their research directly and succinctly and to respond to tough questions from the press.

News clips from the 2013 Annual Meeting

News clips from the 2013 Annual Meeting