ESA Endorses Four-Dimensional Ecology Education Framework
Jan14

ESA Endorses Four-Dimensional Ecology Education Framework

By Kenneth Klemow, Alan Berkowitz, Kim Bjorgo-Thorne, Carmen Cid, Jennifer Doherty, Diane Ebert-May, George Middendorf, Bob Pohlad, and Pamela Templer   January 14, 2019   “…ecological issues in this country are intensifying, and many overwhelmingly important ecological problems are now correctly recognized as global in nature. Under these circumstances, it is not responsible for this Society to conduct business...

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Offer Assistance to Members Affected by the Federal Government Shutdown
Jan10

Offer Assistance to Members Affected by the Federal Government Shutdown

Dear ESA Members, ESA is thinking about its members who are affected by the partial government shutdown: federal workers, contract workers, collaborators, and students. We are concerned about the shutdown’s impact on science and also how it is personally affecting our members. We hope your daily life returns to normal as soon as possible and the government agencies reopen quickly. Until then, many members of the ESA community want to...

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Nominate your colleagues (or yourself!) for the 2020 ESA Governing Board and the Board of Professional Certification
Jan04

Nominate your colleagues (or yourself!) for the 2020 ESA Governing Board and the Board of Professional Certification

A letter from Rich Pouyat, ESA president 2017-2018    As ESA Past President, part of my role is to ensure the continuity of governance in the Society, which means stewarding the election process as chair of the Nominations Committee. While part of the committee’s work is to identify promising candidates for roles in ESA’s volunteer leadership, we cannot be aware of every qualified member and feel that it is important to canvass...

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Evolving landscape for scientific publishing
Jan04

Evolving landscape for scientific publishing

Blogpost from ESA President Laura Huenneke January 4, 2019 Publishing research – sharing the methods and the findings of science – was a driving impetus for the formation of scientific societies. The Ecological Society of America launched in 1917 with the publication of its Bulletin and then in 1920 created the flagship journal Ecology. The economics of ESA producing these journals, of authors publishing in them, and of readers...

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ESA voices concern about EPA’s effort to weaken the Clean Water Rule
Dec11

ESA voices concern about EPA’s effort to weaken the Clean Water Rule

  Tuesday, December 11, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Alison Mize, 202-833-8773 x205, alison@esa.org   The Ecological Society of America is concerned with the proposed rule issued today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule (Waters of the United States Rule or WOTUS). ESA urges the agencies to consider the far-reaching implications of...

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A Brief Summation of ESA’s Work to Diversify the Field and Stop Harassment
Dec05

A Brief Summation of ESA’s Work to Diversify the Field and Stop Harassment

Blogpost from ESA President Laura Huenneke December 5, 2018 I’ve often despaired of the slow progress the ecological science community is making toward reflecting the diversity of society overall. One advancement is the acknowledgment that diversifying STEM fields is not just about recruitment, but even more about retention. So many efforts over the past decades to recruit women and members of under-represented groups into science...

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ESA 2019 Certification Period Is Now Open
Nov02

ESA 2019 Certification Period Is Now Open

Applications Open for ESA 2019 Certification Period The Ecological Society of America is now accepting applications from individuals wishing to become certified ecologists. Applications are due February 1, 2019. Learn more about the application process, requirements, fees, and certification levels – download the ESA Certification Requirements Checklist and start the application process now. To receive a discounted application fee,...

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ESA Seeks Editor-in-Chief for Ecology
Oct09

ESA Seeks Editor-in-Chief for Ecology

The ESA is seeking applicants for the position of Editor-in-Chief of Ecology. Ecology, the oldest of the ESA journals, will celebrate its 100th year of publication in 2019. Don Strong, who has led this journal for the last 18 years, will be stepping down in December 2019. Published monthly in partnership with Wiley, Ecology is the most frequently cited journal in the field. The journal is published online and is accessible by members...

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Laura Huenneke selected to lead as President of the Ecological Society of America for 2018-2019 term
Aug10

Laura Huenneke selected to lead as President of the Ecological Society of America for 2018-2019 term

Laura Huenneke, an ecologist and conservation scientist who has also served in university and nonprofit leadership positions, became President of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) during the Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, LA. Elected by the members of ESA for a one-year term, Huenneke presides over the world’s largest professional society of ecologists. Its membership is composed of 9,000 researchers, educators,...

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ESA voices concern about proposed changes to EPA’s use of scientific data
Apr25

ESA voices concern about proposed changes to EPA’s use of scientific data

Wednesday April 25, 2018 For Immediate Release The Ecological Society of America is concerned with reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a rule that would require all data from scientific studies be made public and be reproducible. Over the past 50 years the EPA has worked to protect public health and welfare by enforcing the Clean Air Act, and by 2020, it will have prevented 230,000 early deaths. The EPA...

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