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David Lodge Named President of the Ecological Society of America for 2016-2017

Monday September 26, 2016: David Lodge, Director of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University, became President of the ESA on August 12, 2016. Elected by the members of ESA for a one-year term, he now chairs ESA’s governing board, which establishes the Society’s vision, goals and objectives. Lodge brings a background of collaboration with economists, historians, theologians and philosophers, and he has partnered with such organizations as The Nature Conservancy to bring his scientific work into public policy. Read More »

In a race for Cheetos, magpies win, but crows steal

Black-billed magpies and American crows, both members of the clever corvid family of birds, have adapted comfortably to life in urban and suburban communities. In Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the two species often nest nearby each other in backyards and parks. Nesting near their much larger crow cousins affords magpies a margin of extra safety from a common enemy—ravens, an even larger corvid species. Do magpies pay a food penalty for nesting near larger rivals? To find out which of the two corvids were more intrepid snack scouts, Esposito presented breeding pairs with a set of Cheetos challenges. She will present her results today at ESA's 101st Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Read More »

Ecologists don their research in an ‘eco-fashion’ show at the 101st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, 4 August 2016 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, LLester@esa.org   Ecological scientists are not known for elevated fashion sensibilities. Many take pride in a sartorial identity rooted in a field work chic of practical hats, … Read More »

Restoring prairie and fighting wildfire with (drone launched) fire(balls)

To restore the grasslands of the Great Plains, a Nebraska ecologist says, bring back high intensity fires FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, 1 August 2016 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, LLester@esa.org   Ecologist Dirac Twidwell wants to change the way … Read More »

Distant volcanic eruptions foster saguaro cacti baby booms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday 25 July 2016 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, LLester@esa.org   One hundred and thirty years ago, the volcano Krakatoa erupted in what is now Indonesia, unleashing a cataclysm locally and years of cool temperatures and … Read More »

Mosquito ecology and disease at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting

Ecological dimensions of mosquito-borne disease are on the minds of ecologists as they head to southern Florida for the 101st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, 8 July 2016 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. … Read More »

2016 ESA Regional Policy Award Recognizes Shannon Estenoz for Her Work in Everglades Restoration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, 7 July 2016 Contact: Alison Mize, 202-833-8773 ext. 205, alison@esa.org   On Sunday, August 7, 2016, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present its ninth annual Regional Policy Award to Shannon Estenoz, Director of Everglades Restoration … Read More »

Thirty-one top scientific societies speak with one voice on global climate change

ESA LogoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11:00 am EDT Tuesday, 28 June 2016Media Contacts: Ginger Pinholster, AAAS, 202-326-6421, gpinhols@aaas.org Joan Buhrman, AGU, 202-777-7509,  jbuhrman@agu.org Kasey S. White, GSA, 202-669-0466, kwhite@geosociety.org In a consensus letter to U.S. policymakers, a partnership of 31 leading nonpartisan … Read More »

Ecological Society of America publications rise in Thomson Reuters Journal Citations Report

ESA LogoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, 14 June 2016 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, LLester@esa.org   The value and influence of research published by ecological scientists in the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) journals was reflected today in Thomson Reuters 2015 … Read More »

Ecological Society of America announces 2016 fellows

Details on the 2016 ESA Annual Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, 1 June 2016 Contact: Alison Mize, 202-833-8773 ext. 205, alison@esa.org   The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce its 2016 fellows. The Society’s fellows program recognizes the many ways in which our members … Read More »

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