History

The Southeastern Chapter, the oldest continuously operating ESA chapter, has been active since 1976. The objectives of the Southeastern Chapter are to encourage education and research and to sponsor meetings for the communication of ecological education and research activities of special interest to ecologists in the Southeastern United States. See our Officers page for a list of previous Southeast Chapter officers.

Chapters are established within ESA to facilitate connections among members in the same geographic area. All chapters are subdivisions of the Ecological Society of America. Chapters may be organized on a regional basis to encourage interest in the field of ecology and to enhance communication among ecologists regionally and between the parent Society and its members. Chapter Chairs serve as members of the ESA Governing Council.