Proud to be ecologists (and students)

When we were introduced to the concept of this ESA blog, we were asked to write about what makes us proud to be ecologists. That got us to thinking, why are we ecologists? Why do we put in the long hours in the field, in the lab, and at the computer? We have entered a field where we have very little chance of ever earning a lot of money. But of course, work is not all about money. And if you’re an ecologist, you have no doubt...

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How is ecology viewed and used?

ESA is exploring how ecology relates to other scientific disciplines. One expression of this exploration is the invitation to scientific practitioners and researchers in related disciplines to become members of ESA. And we want to know what you think. Over the last sixty years, teachers and pundits of all types have used the following quote from Robert A. Heinlein, Farmer in the Sky, Bees and Zeroes, page 121.The trouble with ecology...

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