Undergraduate students: Travel to Alaska with the SEEDS program!

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Alaska with the SEEDS program! The spring SEEDS field trip will be to the Bonanza Creek LTER from May 25-31 with the theme of “ecology on the edge: polar ecosystems and their response to climate change”. SEEDS serves undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the ecology profession. Applications is now closed! Contact seeds@esa.org for information. Contributed...

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ESA Releases Position Statement on Biofuels Sustainability

On January 10, ESA released a position statement that offers the ecological principles necessary for biofuels to help decrease dependence on fossil fuels and reduce carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global climate change. The Society warns that the current mode of biofuels production will degrade the nation’s natural resources and will keep biofuels from becoming a viable energy option. Click here to read the press...

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More reflections on SEEDS and Santa Barbara

First of all, I would like to thank the ESA for the opportunities offered to students and for allowing me to participate in your program. Every experience I have had with SEEDS has been a great learning experience and once in a life time opportunities. I learn a lot from the field trips and it’s nice to meet people with the same general interests and future aspirations. The staff that escorts the students is always...

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Santa Barbara on my mind

My first field trip with SEEDS took place last week and I simply had to share how wonderful this trip was. Being one of the more recent additions to the Ecological Society of America family, I really had no idea what to expect from a SEEDS field trip. But now, I understand all of the memorable, meaningful, educational, and important aspects of these trips, and certainly hope that I never miss another one! First of all, I have never...

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A reflection on the UCSB LTER SEEDS field trip

This year’s ESA/SEEDS field trip to sunny Santa Barbara, California and the UCSB LTER was incredible! I can’t remember the last time I had sooo much fun with people I barely knew and had only just met. But after it all, I for one know that there are many people that I will definitely be in touch with for years to come. I think we had an awesome bunch, everyone so dedicated to their field of study and we all fed off of each...

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SEEDS Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The SEEDS Fellowship is an opportunity for undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the field of ecology to conduct an independent ecological investigation with an ESA member mentor.� The application deadline for the 2008-2009 Fellowship is September 21, so apply today!� http://esa.org/seeds/fellowship/. The SEEDS Fellowship allows undergraduate students to complete an independent research project. This project includes...

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