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Service Opportunities in Louisville
The ESA+USSEE Annual Meeting isn't just a place to learn and network -- it's also a great place to pass on your skills and experience to others, and to contribute to the success and growth of others in ecology. Check out these opportunities, including student volunteering for reimbursed registration, to serve in Louisville!Read more
Career Development at the Annual Meeting
In September 2019, ESA members will elect leaders for offices on the Governing Board and Board of Professional Certification who will take office in 2020. See who's running!Read more
Sustaining Biological Infrastructure: New Training Opportunities
- October 15-17: Join us for 3 days to hone your skills in fundraising, communications, and strategic planning.
Registration deadline: August 30
- December 10-11: NEW course: Creating a Successful Business Plan. We’ll provide the tools and information you need to construct a business plan for your project or program.
Villanova University Researchers Part of Team in Determining the Critical Load of Atmospheric Nitrogen Endangering Northern Alberta Peat Bog Ecosystems
By Villanova University 6/19/2019 Three Villanova University researchers, part of a team that through a five-year study in Alberta, Canada determined the “critical load”—or recommended maximum amount of nitrogen that can enter the region’s peat bogs through precipitation without causing damage to its ecosystem—have released their findings in an article published June 18 in Ecological Monographs. Titled “Experimental Nitrogen Addition Alters…
By University of Göttingen 6/18/2019 For a long time, ecologists have relied on their senses when it comes to recording animal populations and species diversity. However, modern programmable sound recording devices are now the better option for logging animal vocalisations. Scientists lead by the University of Göttingen have investigated this using studies of birds as an example. The results were…
Journals & Publications
Animal hair traps are efficient means to collect specimens and provide an information dense data source that can be used to genetically identify species, individuals, sex, and to infer relatedness. In the June issue of Ecological Applications, Lamb et al. review the global application of genetic tags to investigate drivers of population density, trajectory, connectivity and human-wildlife interaction across massive spatial extents.
The relationship between animals and their gut flora is simultaneously one of the most common and most complex symbioses on Earth. In the May 2019 issue of Ecological Monographs, Ravenscraft et al. characterize variation of the gut microbiota within and among butterfly species, increasing our understanding of how this hidden symbiosis affects and is affected by its host.
Given the current scenario of rapid environmental change driven by anthropogenic activity, there is growing interest in understanding the role of global change in the emergence and spread of infectious diseases. In the May issue of Ecosphere, Bacigalupe et al. use a correlative species distribution model to estimate the environmental suitability for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis of the Chilean Winter Rainfall–Valdivian Forest biodiversity hotspot.
Wildfires can be destructive but they also promote diverse populations of flowering plants, including the California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), which in turn support a variety of pollinators, such as the European honeybee (Apis mellifera). In the June issue of Frontiers, Pausas and Keeley describe the abundance of ecosystem services that natural fire regimes provide, and discuss the advantages of living in a flammable world.
Giant tortoises perform annual migrations between seasonal ranges to take advantage of the changing environmental conditions. In the June issue of Ecology, Bastille-Rousseau et al. found weak adjustments in their migration timing in response to climate variation. This could represent a troubling perspective regarding the ability of giant tortoises to adjust their migration to projected changes in environmental conditions due to climate change.
- University of Maryland: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor June 19, 2019
- Harvard University Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology: The Sarah and Daniel Hrdy Fellowship in Conservation Biology June 12, 2019
- U.S. Geological Survey: Director of USGS Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center June 11, 2019
- Utah State University - Wildland Resources Department: Department Head and Professor June 7, 2019
- San Francisco Estuary Institute: Associate Environmental Scientist or Environmental Scientist May 22, 2019