ESA Special Policy News Edition 2: The Transition
Nov29

ESA Special Policy News Edition 2: The Transition

ESA Joins with Science Societies and Urge Trump to Name a Science Advisor ESA joined with 29 leading scientific societies and sent a letter requesting that President-elect Trump appoint a science advisor with the title of Assistant to the President for Science and Technology who is a nationally respected leader with the appropriate engineering, scientific, management and policy skills necessary for this critically important role....

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ESA Special Policy Letter: The Transition
Nov28

ESA Special Policy Letter: The Transition

ESA joined with 29 leading scientific societies and  sent a letter requesting that President-elect Trump appoint a science advisor with the title of Assistant to the President for Science and Technology who is a nationally respected leader with the appropriate engineering, scientific, management and policy skills necessary for this critically important role. November 23, 2016   Mr. Donald Trump Office of President-Elect 1800 F...

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ESA Special Policy News Edition 1: The Transition
Nov15

ESA Special Policy News Edition 1: The Transition

How Will A New Administration Affect Science This is a developing story and some statements in this article will change. With the elections behind us, many in the academic and scientific sphere are bracing for the next administration’s policy platforms and subsequent implementation. Congress and the Executive Branch now share the same political party and federal funding for scientific research and federal policy in addressing...

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ESA Special Election Message: The Transition
Nov10

ESA Special Election Message: The Transition

The following statement is attributable to Ecological Society of America President David M. Lodge. ESA is the world’s largest community of professional ecologists. “Although the US election promises great changes, the laws of nature will  remain unchanged. These include the dependence of human welfare on clean water, clean air, well managed fish populations, abundant bees to pollinate our crops, and healthy ecosystems that provide the...

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Policy News: October 31, 2016
Oct31

Policy News: October 31, 2016

ENDANGERED SPECIES / CLIMATE CHANGE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Climate Change Projections Can Support Species Listings A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday, October 24, that species listings under the Endangered Species Act may be based on climate models showing future habitat loss. The San Francisco based court vacated a 2014 U.S. District Court of Alaska summary judgment and...

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Q&A on public engagement with UMN IonE Director Jessica Hellmann
Oct21

Q&A on public engagement with UMN IonE Director Jessica Hellmann

ESA Fellow and AAAS Leshner Fellow Jessica Hellmann is director of the Institute on the Environment and a professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. Some ESA members regularly practice public engagement, but it often falls by the wayside due to lackluster support from their workplace and time pressures. Four ESA members, who are in the fist cohort of the AAAS Public Engagement Fellows of the Leshner...

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Policy News: October 11, 2016
Oct13

Policy News: October 11, 2016

Webinar: Eyes in the Sky- Drone Use for Ecological Research Many researchers use drones in terrestrial and marine environments, giving scientists unprecedented access to areas previously difficult to reach. In August, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced new measures to  accelerate the safe integration and innovative adoption of unmanned aircraft systems across the United States. These announcements most...

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Policy News: September 27 2016
Oct03

Policy News: September 27 2016

Federal Budget: Senate Republicans and Democrats Divided Over Stopgap Spending Bill The White House Office of Management and Budget held a planning call on Friday Sept. 23 with government agencies, as is required one week before agency spending runs out. Federal agencies are prohibited from spending any funds in the absence of enacted appropriations measures. The previous day, Sept. 22, Senate Democrats rejected a stopgap continuing...

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