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.
The Governing Board of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) invites proposals for the first ESA Millennium Conference.
This yearï¿½s 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
Contributed by Edward B. Barbier, Department of Economics & Finance, University of Wyoming
In a recent editorial in the New York Times (â€œFalse Hopes and Natural Disastersâ€, 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 â€œnatural barriersâ€ to future tsunamis in 12 Indian Ocean countries.
The ESA Strategies for Ecology Education, Developing Sustainability (SEEDS) Program offers professional mentorship, funding and the opportunity for students to develop ecological research through the Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Steve Gliessman, UC Santa Cruz, is organizing an International Agroecology course scheduled for July 8-21, 2007. For more information, please visit the course web site at http://www.agroecology.org/shortcourse.htm. Questions regarding the course can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the course organizer, Bee Vadakan at 831-459-5818, Fax. 831-459-2867.
A group from across the United States will congregate in Washington, DC, February 25-March 2, 2007, to spread awareness about the threat posed by invasive plants.