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ESA continues to serve its members and the ecological community even with the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. What this means ...

The ESA Annual Meeting Is Going Virtual

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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Connect Online

Connect Online

Social distancing doesn't mean that we can't stay social and meet with our colleagues! Our next webinar is on invasive species policy, including COVID-19, and we have water cooler chats coming up, too.

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Careers in Ecology

Careers in Ecology

Our long-running feature series in Frontiers has come to an end, but ESA members can always access the archive! Explore career pathways in sectors outside of academia to find the right fit for you.

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Journals & Publications

  • Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

    Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

    At the planning stage, program managers rarely consider how and when to end conservation projects. In the May issue of Frontiers, Ruiz-Miranda et al. explain why a clearly defined exit strategy is important and how it can help to determine when a project should cease or be transitioned to different partners or stakeholders.

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  • Ecology

    Ecology

    In the May issue of Ecology, Lamy et al. use 18 years of data to show that the stability of the emblematic marine foundation species, the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera, can benefit the stability of the diverse assemblage of understory algae and sessile invertebrates that compete for space beneath the giant kelp canopy.

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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

    Rangelands are a dominant anthropogenic land use and a main driver of natural habitat loss worldwide. In the April 2020 issue of Ecological Applications, Shapira et al. investigate the effects of cattle grazing on wild bee and honey bee communities and their foraging and nesting resources in Mediterranean rangelands, finding support for the notion of rangeland sharing by cattle and bees under moderate grazing intensities.

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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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