Outstanding Student Research in Ecology Awards (OSREA) 2010

The ESA Student Section is pleased to sponsor the third Outstanding Student Research in Ecology Awards (OSREA) program. We will award two students (one undergraduate and one graduate) cash prizes ($150) and commemorative plaques for excellence in research via an outstanding publication, supported by a strong curriculum vitae and letter of recommendation.

Graduate student travel awards: Southwestern Chapter (2010)

This year, the Southwestern Chapter has four travel awards ($500 each) available to students to support travel to the annual ESA Meeting in Pittsburgh. Awards this year will be made after the annual meeting. To apply for an award, students should submit their application (see below) by August 27, 2010. Successful applicants will be notified of their award by September 24, 2010.

UCS Reception Invitation: Communicating Science in a Challenging Media Envrionment

Do you feel like scientists and reporters are speaking different languages? Would you like to learn how to better communicate your research to the media and the general public? The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) invites grad students and post-docs to join us for a free dinner reception and a fun interactive presentation on how to communicate science to the media, featuring:

ESA is approaching its Centennial Anniversary (1914-2014)

The Historical Records Committee (HRC) welcomes ideas from students on how to commemorate the past 100 years! If you have any memories of ESA annual meetings, posters/presentation awards, or stories (heart wrenching, funny, ordinary, any and all) related to ESA, we'd like to hear from you! Pictures with stories are ALWAYS welcome.

Urgent call for pre-oil assessment in the Gulf of Mexico

We have been called into action by the ESA Office! It is in catastrophic situations like the large oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that the ecological scientific community must rapidly respond as a cohesive force. The Ecological Society of America and the ESA Student Section are organizing a Rapid Response Action to alleviate the adverse effects of the oil spill in the shores of Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and Alabama. These actions include sharing of datasets to evaluate biodiversity impacts and hands-on volunteering:

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