Santa Barbara on my mind

My first field trip with SEEDS took place last week and I simply had to share how wonderful this trip was. Being one of the more recent additions to the Ecological Society of America family, I really had no idea what to expect from a SEEDS field trip. But now, I understand all of the memorable, meaningful, educational, and important aspects of these trips, and certainly hope that I never miss another one! First of all, I have never...

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A reflection on the UCSB LTER SEEDS field trip

This year’s ESA/SEEDS field trip to sunny Santa Barbara, California and the UCSB LTER was incredible! I can’t remember the last time I had sooo much fun with people I barely knew and had only just met. But after it all, I for one know that there are many people that I will definitely be in touch with for years to come. I think we had an awesome bunch, everyone so dedicated to their field of study and we all fed off of each...

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Announcing the First ESA Millennium Conference

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: OCTOBER 31, 2007 The Governing Board of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) invites proposals for the first ESA Millennium Conference. The new Millennium Conference Series provides ESA members the opportunity to organize special conferences highlighting emerging, exciting ideas in ecology with the endorsement and support of the Society. Organizers are encouraged to work across disciplinary boundaries,...

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Sputnik and Ecology

Fifty years ago today, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite. As John Noble Wilford describes in the New York Times (September 25, 2007, page D2), “Climbing out of the terrestrial gravity well, rising above the atmosphere and into orbit, Sputnik crossed the threshold into a new dimension of human experience.” The launch had immediate implications for international competition in the Cold War,...

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NAS Colloquium -”ILE II: Biodiversity and Extinction”

Dear Colleague:  This is to invite you to attend an Arthur M. Sackler colloquium, In the Light of Evolution II: Biodiversity and Extinction, sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences. The Colloquium will be December 6-8, 2007, at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, California. A preliminary program can be viewed at www.nasonline.or.  Darwin’s experience as a natural historian...

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