Will ESA’s News and Views Blog change the way that academics publish their ideas?

ESA’s News and Views Blog is something that is long overdue. Its mission to engage students is especially valuable. For academics in particular, however, the ESA Blog presents some intriguing and important implications and consequences for the process of publication. I would like to encourage some discussion of this.

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Proud to be ecologists (and students)

When we were introduced to the concept of this ESA blog, we were asked to write about what makes us proud to be ecologists.

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Ecology and Global Democracy

Right now, a constitution is being written for the globe. In it, humans are defining what democracy means for the Earth and all of its inhabitants. In this essay, I want to explore some of the reasons why I think science is deeply relevant to the project of writing a global constitution.

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Environmental guarantees: A new ecological and political model for Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country of an important ecological and human diversity due to its location and biophysical characteristics. The country has 5% of the world’s species in a geographical territory of 51,100 square kilometers (km), 0.1% of the earth’s surface, and a marine territory of 500,000 square km.

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A vision for a new New Orleans

A new vision for New Orleans and the Mississippi delta: applying ecological economics and ecological engineering. Robert Costanza, William J. Mitsch, and John W. Day, Jr . Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, November 2006

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