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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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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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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Frontiers letters on China and Tibet

In response to several requests, ESA is making several letters exchanging views about China and Tibet, originally published in the February and April issues of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, available to the general public. To read these letters, click on Frontiers letters on Tibet. Readers who wish to add comments may do so in the comment section of this blog...

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ESA seeks Earth Day blogs

This year’s Earth Day, marking the anniversary of the founding of the modern environmental movement in 1970, is Sunday, April 22, 2007. In celebration of this event, ESA News and Views will feature your thoughts, reminiscences, polemics, and general musings on Earth Day. For example: tell us your memories of Earth Days past if you’re old enough to remember the first one, tell us where you were and what you did if 2007 is...

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To replant or not to replant natural barriers? Perhaps that is the wrong question

Contributed by Edward B. Barbier, Department of Economics & Finance, University of Wyoming In a recent editorial in the New York Times (“False Hopes and Natural Disasters”, December 26, 2006), Andrew Baird has criticized Bill Clinton in his role as special envoy for UN tsunami recovery for endorsing publicly a $62 million program for preserving mangroves and coastal reefs as “natural barriers” to future tsunamis in 12...

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