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ESA Initiates DEIJ Task Force

ESA stands firm in its commitment to challenge and break down inequities in our community of scientists and practitioners of ecology. We announce the formation of a task force on diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.

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Advances in Ecology Education

Advances in Ecology Education

The pandemic has called for innovative teaching to maintain academic integrity and a sense of belonging for students. Register to be part of the all-virtual the 6th Life Discovery - Doing Science Education Conference!

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Call for Award Nominees

Call for Award Nominees

Nominations for 2021 ESA awards and fellows are now open! We especially welcome nominations that reflect the diversity of the Society’s members.

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Make Your Voice Heard

Make Your Voice Heard

The 2020 elections are happening this November. Be sure you are registered to vote in time to participate, whether in person or by mail! We created this set of resources to help you find what you need.

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Journals & Publications

  • Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

    Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

    Throughout the 1930s, extreme droughts – in combination with decades of misguided land-use practices – led to the iconic Dust Bowl in North America’s Great Plains. In the September issue of Frontiers, Peters et al. recommend that ecologists not only use historical climatic events to identify potential drivers of global change but also embrace a multi-scale perspective to better predict the impacts of future extremes.

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  • Ecology

    Ecology

    Using soils from their field site, Hicks et al. found that labile organic matter inputs representing shrub root-exudates stimulated nitrogen mineralization, yielding more nutrients for plant-growth. This reinforcing aboveground–belowground feedback may accelerate the rate of Arctic greening. Their results are reported in the September issue of Ecology.

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  • Ecosphere

    Ecosphere

    Reports of urban wildlife sightings increased during the worldwide shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Zellmer et al., in the August issue of Ecosphere, explore whether those reports are indicative of actual changes in wildlife behavior or the result of an increase in attention to urban wildlife by human inhabitants during the shutdown and how this unprecedented situation might provide an opportunity to engage the public in wildlife conservation efforts.

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  • Ecological Applications

    Ecological Applications

    In the September issue of Ecological Applications, Magel et al. show that on tropical reefs it is not just the coral animals that are susceptible to heat stress. In the equatorial Pacific Ocean, reef fish abundance and biomass halved during heat stress induced by the 2015–2016 El Niño, presumably as the fish moved to deeper, cooler waters. One year afterwards however, reef fishes had rebounded.

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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

    In the July issue of the ESA Bulletin, Lockwood et al. present a new use of the arts to communicate science to the public: ecological opera!

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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.