Upcoming events in Agroecology

Steve Gliessman, UC Santa Cruz, is organizing an International Agroecology course scheduled for July 8-21, 2007. For more information, please visit the course web site at http://www.agroecology.org/shortcourse.htm. Questions regarding the course can be emailed to vvadakan@ucsc.edu or contact the course organizer, Bee Vadakan at 831-459-5818, Fax. 831-459-2867. ESA’s Agroecology Section is pleased to announce its sponsorship of...

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National Invasive Weeds Awareness Week February 25 – March 2, 2007

A group from across the United States will congregate in Washington, DC, February 25-March 2, 2007, to spread awareness about the threat posed by invasive plants. National Invasive Weed Awareness Week (NIWAW) is hosted by the Invasive Weed Awareness Coalition (IWAC) and is in its eighth year. Both Mike Johanns, Secretary of Agriculture, and Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Interior, have been invited to address attendees at special...

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ESA activities on biofuels

Recently a number of people on the ECOLOG listserv have either recommended or asked about Ecological Society of America (ESA) activities on the topic of biofuels. ESA is in fact planning several activities on this topic, and we thought readers might appreciate a summary. At this summer’s Annual Meeting in San Jose, CA, Linda Wallace of the University of Oklahoma and Jim Ansley of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station are...

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NSF requests responses to important survey

As you may know, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is conducting a survey of principal investigators. If you received the survey invitation, we encourage our members to participate. More information about the purpose of survey can be found below as well as answers to frequently asked questions. You may also visit the “Special Notice” section of the NSF website, www.nsf.gov. In support of NSF’s mission to promote the progress...

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ESA wants you(r photographs) (Update)

Last month, ESA invited you to send us photographs of your favorite ecologists and ecosystems for our home page, and a number of you have responded with great shots. We invite you to take a look at this month’s update of the circle photos (www.esa.org), featuring contributions by: David Zaks (penguins) Carol Wessman (Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio) Jason Marsh (Earl McCoy, Henry Mushinsky, and baby gopher tortoises) and Katherine...

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