Ecological Applications mandates data sharing
Feb07

Ecological Applications mandates data sharing

From 2014 onward, the editors of ESA’s journal Ecological Applications will require authors to make their data publicly available. Authors must deposit data that they discuss in the results of their research reports in a permanent, publicly accessible data archive or repository before publication of the manuscript. ESA recognizes the need to protect the privacy of human subjects and the locations of rare, threatened, or endangered...

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Yonglong Lu named Editor-in-Chief of new joint journal of the Ecological Societies of America and China
Dec06

Yonglong Lu named Editor-in-Chief of new joint journal of the Ecological Societies of America and China

New open access journal will foreground applied ecology from under-represented research communities. Yonglong Lu took the helm this fall of a new international journal, created as a mutual venture between the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and the Ecological Society of China (ESC), and aimed at raising the global profile of ecological research taking place in regions of rapid economic growth and industrialization. Scheduled to...

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USGS scientist named Ecological Society of America president
Sep09

USGS scientist named Ecological Society of America president

By Terence Houston, ESA Policy Analyst Jill Baron, an ecosystem ecologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and a senior research ecologist with Colorado State University’s Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, has been named President of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), the world’s largest organization of professional ecologists. As president, Baron now chairs ESA’s governing board, which lays out the vision for...

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Ecological research in images

(Click the below image to view the photo gallery.) This week, the American Museum of Natural History launched the exhibit “Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies” which explores the images produced by scientists while performing research. The images range from bug genitalia to staghorn coral (see video at the end of this post). As quoted in a recent Wired Science article, “‘A lot of people come to the museum...

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A realistic map of scientific thought

Tracking citation data (i.e., which papers cite which other papers) has traditionally been the method for understanding the interconnectivity of different fields and subfields of research. But in the age when most researchers access their information online, the printed word can sometimes be years out of date. In a paper published this week in Public Library of Science ONE (PLoS ONE), Johan Bollen of the Los Alamos National Laboratory...

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ESA Blog Revamped

Hear ye, hear ye, friends of ecology! I’m pleased to announce that the ESA blog is taking a new direction, has a new look, and has a new name. Meet EcoTone. For the past two years, ESA News and Views has served as a forum for voicing ideas about the science and practice of ecology and its associated research, education, policy and management components. Now we’d like to expand the ESA blog in two ways. The importance of ecological...

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ESA Bulletin now out

The October issue of the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America is now available. With over 200 pages, it is one of the biggest issues ever published. Look for the six reports on symposia held at the annual meeting in Milwaukee in August. The cover is a colorful picture of MacArthur’s warblers, which is a part of a 50th anniversary discussion of his 1958 paper. Ed Johnson, Editor in...

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