SEEDS Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The SEEDS Fellowship is an opportunity for undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the field of ecology to conduct an independent ecological investigation with an ESA member mentor.� The application deadline for the 2008-2009 Fellowship is September 21, so apply today!� http://esa.org/seeds/fellowship/. The SEEDS Fellowship allows undergraduate students to complete an independent research project. This project includes...

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Announcing the First ESA Millennium Conference

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. The target date for this first Millennium Conference is early 2009, with subsequent conferences annually...

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Farewell to a field biologist

Last weekend our community lost a great friend, Jon A. Stravers, Jr.While traveling from his home in Idaho to visit family in Iowa, Jon and his young son, Jonah, died in a collision with a drunk driver in northeastern Colorado. Jon was a widely known and loved individual. For nearly twenty years, he worked as a traveling field biologist and environmental educator across the western United States. Many of us will remember Jon as an...

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A SEEDS alum looks back from San Jose and forward to Milwaukee

My experience at this year’s ESA Annual meeting was unforgettable. Returning as a graduate school student and SEEDS Alumni Mentor, I not only had the chance to connect with old and new participants of the SEEDS program, but I also had the opportunity to grow professionally and gain insight on atypical ecological careers paths – several of which I am actually considering. Of all these great experiences, though, the most...

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Science and Families

To all ecologists with families:You are invited to join a mailing list/discussion group on Yahoo entitled Science and Families which can be accessed using this link:http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/scienceandfamilies/ How did this arise and what am I talking about? At the recent ESA meeting in San Jose, I was asked to represent young, up and coming ecologists on a panel at the plenary luncheon on the last day. All panelists were...

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