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Don't Miss the First Proposal Deadline for #ESA2020

Proposals for Inspire sessions, symposia and organized oral sessions for the 2020 ESA Annual Meeting are due Sept. 19!

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Nominate a Colleague

Nominate a Colleague

Nominations are now open for the 2020 ESA Awards. ESA welcomes nominations that reflect the diversity of the Society’s members. Nominations are due Nov. 7!

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Your Vote, Your Voice

Your Vote, Your Voice

ESA's 2019 election opens next week -- to make sure that you receive your ballot, have noreply@directvote.net whitelisted or on your approved senders list!

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Changes Coming in Salt Lake City

Changes Coming in Salt Lake City

A number of improvements to the program and schedule of the Annual Meeting will be introduced in Salt Lake City. Learn about how they will affect your week!

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News

  • Topography Could Save Sensitive Saguaros as Climate Changes

    By University of Arizona 9/10/2019 The iconic saguaros on Tumamoc Hill served as harbingers in new research which sought to predict how the desert species will fare in the hotter, drier climate of the future and how topography might mitigate the effects of climate change.   Lead author Susana Rodríguez-Buriticá and her team crunched the numbers in a 48-year-long dataset…

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  • Global trade of tree seeds can introduce harmful pests

    By the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research 9/10/2019 The trade of forest tree seeds is, on a global scale, not as safe as previously believed. Researchers from CABI and, among other institutions, the Swiss Federal Institute WSL, revealed that insect pests and fungal pathogens associated with seeds pose a great risk to trees and forest ecosystems worldwide. Non-native…

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  • Female gorillas detect and avoid sick groups

    By CNRS 9/4/2019 Gorillas are social animals, living in groups that females will migrate to join, becoming members of harems. Though some factors motivating these migrations were previously known, a research team affiliated with the CNRS and Université de Rennes 1 has just demonstrated that female gorillas are able to avoid conspecifics liable to transmit yaws, which leads to conspicuous…

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Journals & Publications

  • Ecological Applications

    Ecological Applications

    As cities expand, there are calls for urban greenspaces to provide benefits to people and biodiversity. In the September issue of Ecological Applications, Norton et al. show meadows had more diverse and compositionally different plant, invertebrate, and soil microbial communities compared with short mown grassland that dominates much urban greenspace.

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  • Ecological Monographs

    Ecological Monographs

    In their research published in the August issue of Ecological Monographs, Nowicki et al. quantified impacts of widespread seagrass loss to tropical marine megafauna, revealing that marine heat waves during extreme climatic events can have dramatic indirect impacts to consumer species, even when they withstand the heat wave itself.

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  • Bulletin

    Bulletin

    There are many ways to approach science communication. In the April issue of the ESA Bulletin, Bayer and Hettinger explore storytelling as a way to build bridges between scientists and community members.

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  • Ecosphere

    Ecosphere

    In the July issue of Ecosphere, Epstein et al. examined the impact of the invasive Asian kelp Undaria pinnatifida (‘Wakame’) on native assemblages, like that illustrated here, at a heavily invaded site in the UK. The manipulation showed that Undaria exerted subtle but significant negative effects, particularly on a native kelp species with a similar life history, suggesting that even subtle impacts on native assemblages should be considered before robust management prioritizations are made.

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  • Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

    Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

    In the September issue of Frontiers, Stephens et al. explore how fire and forest management strategies in two different regions have helped or hindered conservation efforts for two iconic bird species. In the western US, fire exclusion and other practices have led to catastrophic fires that threaten the nesting habitat of spotted owls (Strix occidentalis), while in the South, active fire management and restoration thinning have boosted red cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) populations.

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  • Ecology

    Ecology

    In the September issue of Ecology, Mougeot et al. show that weasels and common voles exhibit multi-annual cycles in Mediterranean farmlands, finding weasels respond numerically to changes in vole abundance with a short time-lag, incompatible with the hypothesis that weasels caused the observed vole cycles.

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