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 many other services that allow people to live happy and productive lives.  The Ecological Society of America will remain a source of discovery, knowledge and analysis to understand and manage biodiversity and ecosystems. As the largest society of professional ecologists in the world, ESA manifests the importance of innovative scientific research, and stands ready to share our knowledge with a new US president and Congress. This has been the case since its founding in 1915, and will be ever more important in a world which demands more and more from nature.”

Read ESA’s diversity statement.

Author: Alison Mize

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  1. I’m not sure I have ever seen a single sentence that better underscores the sense of folly in the belief by some that we can ignore nature. Well done! Well said!

  2. Thanks for that statement. We need more than ever to promote the benefits of our natural world. No doubt challenging times lie ahead. Let’s all keep fighting the good fight!

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