SEEDS Leadership Meeting, San Jose CA (DAY 2)

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. Today we had a full agenda of meetings for the 2007 Leadership Conference and it was great to share our ideas with current and past SEEDS fellows as well as the ESA Advisory board. Governing board...

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Upcoming events in Agroecology

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 vvadakan@ucsc.edu or contact the course organizer, Bee Vadakan at 831-459-5818, Fax. 831-459-2867. ESA’s Agroecology Section is pleased to announce its sponsorship of...

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National Invasive Weeds Awareness Week February 25 – March 2, 2007

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. National Invasive Weed Awareness Week (NIWAW) is hosted by the Invasive Weed Awareness Coalition (IWAC) and is in its eighth year. Both Mike Johanns, Secretary of Agriculture, and Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Interior, have been invited to address attendees at special...

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ESA activities on biofuels

Recently a number of people on the ECOLOG listserv have either recommended or asked about Ecological Society of America (ESA) activities on the topic of biofuels. ESA is in fact planning several activities on this topic, and we thought readers might appreciate a summary. At this summer’s Annual Meeting in San Jose, CA, Linda Wallace of the University of Oklahoma and Jim Ansley of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station are...

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ESA wants you(r photographs) (Update)

Last month, ESA invited you to send us photographs of your favorite ecologists and ecosystems for our home page, and a number of you have responded with great shots. We invite you to take a look at this month’s update of the circle photos (www.esa.org), featuring contributions by: David Zaks (penguins) Carol Wessman (Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio) Jason Marsh (Earl McCoy, Henry Mushinsky, and baby gopher tortoises) and Katherine...

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ESA wants you(r photographs)

Have you noticed the changing “ecosystem” banner photo on the ESA home page? How about the pictures of ecologists (that’s you!)? We will be featuring a new ecosystem once each month, and changing the other pictures periodically. If you have a great photo of your favorite ecosystem, or of your favorite ecologist, send it to liz@esa.org and you may find it featured here at www.esa.org! Please send the highest...

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