Yonglong Lu took the helm this fall of a new international journal, created as a mutual venture between the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and the Ecological Society of China (ESC), and aimed at raising the global profile of ecological research taking place in regions of rapid economic growth and industrialization. Continue reading
A Field Talk interview with Lisa Schulte Moore (Land Sharing/Sparing #1) digs into how integrating STRIPs of prairie into conventional row crops helps farms, waterways, and wildlife. Continue reading
Do you have ideas for next year’s 2014 Ecological Society of America Opening Plenary? If you’ve been to an ESA meeting, you probably know that it officially kicks off with the Opening Plenary on Sunday evening. We’ve had some great Continue reading
Special Issue of ESA Frontiers assesses the impacts of climate change on people and ecosystems, focusing on on biodiversity, ecosystem function, ecosystem services, the combined effects of climate and other pressures, and preparation for change. Continue reading
Otter-cam peers into protected Elkhorn Slough. Continue reading
Two years ago, Lee Frelich was sitting in a committee meeting when the idea came to him: the Ecological Society should plant a forest. ESA sets aside $5 for every person attending the Annual Meeting to offset the environmental costs of travel to the meeting location. This year, on Frelich’s advice, the Society wrote a check to a Minnesota non-profit devoted to restoration of local lands and waters. Continue reading
What level of education do US S&E workers have? How well do 8th graders score in math and science? How often do parents help their kids with homework?
All this and more in a new data collection from the National Science Board. Continue reading
If you are interested in applying your scientific experience to policy-making in the United States, says ESA Policy Analyst Terence Houston, whether as a grad student or established scientist, you should spend some time volunteering locally to gain some experience and resume cred.
Butyou need not work full-time for free. There are internships that will pay you. Continue reading
A partial migration of adult female tiger sharks coincides with pupping season and the months of increased incidences of shark bite in Hawaii, according to a report currently in preprint in ESA’s journal Ecology. Continue reading
Amy Harmon has a unusual, and probably unique, job at the New York Times. Though assigned to the national desk, she writes long, narrative stories about the intersection of science and society — the kind that take a year to research Continue reading