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Certification Applications Open

Certification Applications Open

Biologists, consultants, resource managers, educators and more -- now is the time to apply for ESA certification as an ecologist for 2020! Applications are due Jan. 31, 2020.

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Abstract Deadlines for #ESA2020

Abstract Deadlines for #ESA2020

Present your work and network with colleagues at the world's largest meeting of professional ecologists. The deadline to submit an abstract for a talk or poster is Thurs., Feb. 20 at 5:00 PM ET. Submit a request for a social event by Thurs., March 12 at 5:00 PM ET.

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Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Working with our members and colleagues in the field, ESA is proud to present these sessions on key concepts in the science and practice of ecology.

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Journals & Publications

  • Ecology

    Ecology

    Many organisms experience seasonal windows of opportunity for growth and reproduction. In the January 2020 issue of Ecology, Yang and Cenzer show that monarch caterpillars developing in California experienced strong seasonal windows of opportunity, reflecting distinct periods of higher developmental prospects during each study year.

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  • Ecological Applications

    Ecological Applications

    As opportunistic omnivores, wild pigs (Sus scrofa) cause extensive damage to native ecosystems and agricultural resources. In the January 2020 issue of Ecological Applications, Wilber et al. use GPS data collected from 326 wild pigs across seven U.S. states to demonstrate that wild pigs exhibit a functional response in their use of crops that is highly context dependent, and that the magnitude of response varies among crop types and pig demographic attributes.

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  • Bulletin

    Bulletin

    In the latest entry to the ESA Bulletin Paper Trail, Pandit and Han discuss machine learning and its applications in disease ecology.

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  • Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

    Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

    In the December issue of Frontiers, Buxton et al. map the presence and sources of anthropogenic noise across US national parks. By analyzing thousands of hours of acoustic recordings, they were able to determine where noise sources such as vehicles, park visitors, trains, and aircraft could pose the greatest threats to wildlife behavior, physiology, and fitness.

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  • Ecosphere

    Ecosphere

    Mountain pine beetle epidemics are an increasingly common forest disturbance that can alter avian species occurrence patterns. In the December 2019 issue of Ecosphere, Mosher et al. investigated how one such epidemic altered the species-level occurrence and community-level turnover of the avian community in the Helena National Forest, Montana, USA, and identified a variety of responses, with some species decreasing in occurrence and others thriving.

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  • Ecological Monographs

    Ecological Monographs

    Many species of shorebirds migrate long distances to raise their young on a seasonal burst of prey invertebrates in tundra habitats during a short Arctic summer. Long-term changes in the timing of snowmelt and the interaction between temperature and snow phenology have led to greater phenological mismatch between the two trophic levels, as reported by Kwon et al. in the November issue of Ecological Monographs.

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Editor-in-Chief Sought

Publication cover image for Ecological Applications.

The Ecological Society of America is seeking applicants for the position of Editor-in-Chief of its journal Ecological Applications. David Schimel, who has led this journal since 2001, will be stepping down as Editor-in-Chief in December 2020. Ecological Applications focuses on the applications of ecological science to environmental problems. It publishes papers that develop scientific principles to support environmental decision-making...

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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.