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A Letter to the Community

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#ESA2020 Virtually Everywhere

#ESA2020 Virtually Everywhere

In response to the pandemic, #ESA2020 will be holding a totally virtual Annual Meeting. Learn more about this unique event and how you can join us!

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Ecology of Infectious Disease

Ecology of Infectious Disease

ESA has compiled a special research collection on the ecology of infectious diseases, and shares a list of experts on disease dynamics from among the membership who are available for comment.

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Virtual Events

Virtual Events

To stay connected and to keep up with advances in the science -- and ways to support the science -- ESA is proud to host these casual chats and webinars for all members of our community to join.

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Journals & Publications

  • Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

    Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

    Anthropogenic climate change is threatening biodiversity globally. The June edition of Frontiers is a themed, open-access, Special Issue focusing on climate-change refugia (areas buffered from climate-change effects over time). For instance, populations of plants like the encrusted saxifrage (Saxifraga paniculata) grow along the shores of Lake Superior where summer temperatures are moderated by the lake’s cold waters. By fostering conditions that are suitable for relict arctic-alpine plants, these microclimates may serve as climate-change refugia.

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  • Ecology

    Ecology

    The Scientific Naturalist series continues in the June issue of Ecology, where Cecala and Wilson Rankin detail how they paint-marked bees to track their foraging patterns on flowering plants inside commercial nurseries. Individual bees were highly consistent in their day-to-day flower choices, despite their florally diverse agricultural habitats, and insights into these foraging patterns could influence more effective conservation strategies.

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  • Ecosphere

    Ecosphere

    In the April issue of Ecosphere, Riva et al. used a hierarchical model to disentangle the effects of habitat suitability and phenology on abundance of Arctic fritillaries, and its detectability by sampling different conditions of temperature, wind, cloud cover, and hour of the day, using the case study to discuss how the risk of false absences changes between species when sampling butterflies.

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  • Ecological Applications

    Ecological Applications

    Reduced sea ice levels have forced polar bears to spend more time on land, resulting in thinner bears due to declining body condition and adult females which produce fewer cubs. In the June issue of Ecological Applications, Laidre et al. investigate the effects of sea ice loss on polar bear movements, body condition, and reproduction, using concurrent analysis of multiple data types collected over long periods.

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  • Ecological Monographs

    Ecological Monographs

    Elephants and other non-ruminants are estimated to have high water requirements, even when corrected for body size. In the May issue of Ecological Monographs, Kihwele et al. quantify the water requirements of 48 African ungulates using a set of functional traits related to water losses. Their results suggest each single trait is a valuable indicator of ungulate water requirements.

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  • Bulletin

    Bulletin

    In the April issue of the ESA Bulletin, Bethann Merkle suggests some tools and techniques from creative writing to produce clearer, more engaging science writing.

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