Resources for Journalists

Primary contact

ESA Communications Officer Liza Lester, » 202-833-8773 x211.

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ESA Publications

  • Ecology
  • Ecosphere
  • Ecological Applications
  • Ecological Monographs
  • Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
  • ESA Bulletin
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Press Releases

Press Releases

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 2016 Annual Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida August 7 - 12, 2016.

Ecological Society of America's 2016 Annual Meeting

Novel Ecosystems in the Anthropocene. With a rapidly changing climate, altered hydrological and nutrient cycles, dominance of large regions by agricultural and urban ecosystems, and massive movement of species to new continents, the Earth has entered a new epoch characterized by human influence. Understanding the basic principles of ecology will be more important than ever before, to predict how new combinations of species in new environments will develop into functioning, novel ecosystems. Building on The Ecological Society of America’s 2015 Centennial meeting—Ecological Science at the Frontier—the 101st annual meeting will support sessions that explore how ecosystem structure and function respond to multiple drivers of change, how resource managers can cope with developing novel ecosystems, and potential benefits and problems that society will face as we progress into the Anthropocene Epoch.

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.