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Submit a Proposal for #ESA2021

The call is open for symposia, organized oral sessions and Inspire sessions for the 2021 ESA Annual Meeting! Learn more and submit your proposals by Nov. 19.

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2021 Membership Is Open!

2021 Membership Is Open!

Don't miss a minute's worth of benefits -- our prestigious journals, discounts on certification and meeting registration, professional development and more -- and renew your membership for 2021 today!

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Nominate Outstanding Science

Nominate Outstanding Science

Nominations for 2021 ESA awards and fellows are now open! We especially welcome nominations that reflect the diversity of the Society’s members. Learn more about the awards and consider a nomination -- they're due Nov. 12!

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Let's Close the Year Strong

Let's Close the Year Strong

We had a remarkable year fundraising this year to support participation in our science and Society by underrepresented and under-resourced scientists. A strong close to 2020 will mean a jump start on supporting those programs in 2021 too!

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Journals & Publications

  • Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

    Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

    In California, vernal pools offer important developmental habitat for aquatic life stages of numerous species, including the imperiled California tiger salamander and their hybrids with the introduced barred tiger salamander (Ambystoma spp). In the October issue of Frontiers, Kissel et al. explain how scientists can combine satellite-based remote-sensing data with statistical modeling techniques to more accurately estimate the duration and fluctuation of hydroperiods associated with these dynamic wetlands.

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  • Ecology

    Ecology

    In the Arctic tundra, many aquatic habitats form when permafrost degrades, creating water-filled depressions called thermokarst which expand to form thaw ponds; these thaw ponds are teeming with mosquito larvae. In the October issue of Ecology, DeSiervo et al. show aquatic microbial biofilms are a key driver of mosquito population dynamics.

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  • Ecosphere

    Ecosphere

    Key Largo woodrats have long benefitted from supplemental nests, but the artificial materials of these nests make their ecosystem functionality questionable. In the September issue of Ecosphere, Thoemmes and Cove report on an examination of the bacterial communities of these supplemental nests and the finding that the supplemental nests hosted bacterial assemblages similar to those of natural nests and are characterized by a high abundance of antimicrobial-producing bacteria.

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  • Ecological Applications

    Ecological Applications

    The common mistfrog from the Australian Wet Tropics bioregion is one of three species of rainforest frogs that have recolonized uplands following outbreaks of the devastating fungal disease, chytridiomycosis. Bell et al. found that despite high infection risk in the uplands, lowland environmental refuges and connectivity across the disease risk gradient have enabled natural recovery. Their results are presented in the October issue of Ecological Applications.

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  • Ecological Monographs

    Ecological Monographs

    Male-only parental care evolved multiple times among Neotropical glassfrogs. Delia et al. found that male care evolved in association with maternal changes to egg clutches that impact embryos’ need for care. Their findings are presented in the August issue of Ecological Monographs.

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  • Bulletin

    Bulletin

    Public engagement is a major concern for ESA members and leadership. In the October issue of the Bulletin, Kenney et al. present a new strategy for increasing ESA's engagement with the public, and offer recommendations for how the society can pursue this goal.

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ESA is the nation's largest organization of professional ecologists. ESA membership is the best opportunity to network with scientists in all aspects of ecology. Membership is on a sliding scale based on income and country to help promote inclusion.