Frontiers survey: online vs. print publication (and drawing to receive a free ESA membership.)

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, a peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the Ecological Society of America, is collecting information on attitudes toward publication in general and Frontiers in particular, and we would greatly value your input. Please take just a few minutes to fill out our short survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=VCz1GbXDjSdbh5w1rOB7Kw_3d_3d To thank you for your help, we will be selecting one survey...

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Ecologists remap the biosphere to include humans

ESA ecologists have released a new map of the biosphere based on global patterns of ecosystem form and process created by humans- a 21st century challenge to the now classic biome maps that appear in nearly every ecology textbook. [See the article in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, available at http://www.ecotope.org/people/ellis/papers/ellis_2008.pdf.] Global data from satellites and land management statistics were used to...

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ESA Annual Fund for the Millennium

Dear ESA Members, “It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” So said American author W. Somerset Maugham. That is an apt description of our professional society as well. Our ten thousand members expect the best of this organization and we have continued to receive the best. I am proud of ESA and everything we have stood for over the last ninety-two years. When we...

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ESA Wins Presidential Award for Excellence

As I’m sure you know by now the Ecological Society of America (ESA), largely due to the success of the SEEDS program, just won the 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering and Mathematics Mentoring (PAESMEM). This is a great honor to the Society, as it is the highest award for science mentoring in the country. It’s been a long journey and a great many people, including the leadership and staff...

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More reflections on SEEDS and Santa Barbara

First of all, I would like to thank the ESA for the opportunities offered to students and for allowing me to participate in your program. Every experience I have had with SEEDS has been a great learning experience and once in a life time opportunities. I learn a lot from the field trips and it’s nice to meet people with the same general interests and future aspirations. The staff that escorts the students is always...

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