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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 ...

Latebreaking Abstract Submissions Now Open

We invite submission of abstracts for latebreaking poster presentations for the 2020 ESA Annual Meeting. All submissions are welcome!

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Peer-to-peer Resources

Peer-to-peer Resources

We provide for members to connect with and assist one another. With these resources, you can either offer assistance or search through offers made by your colleagues.

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Online Education Resources

Online Education Resources

In response to the need for faculty to switch to online teaching, we have compiled a list of teaching resources to provide assistance during this transitional period.

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Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

ESA is proud to present these sessions on key concepts in the science and practice of ecology. Our next sessions include the harnessing private foundation funding and careers in ecology education!

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Journals & Publications

  • Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

    Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

    Plant-eating insect pests such as gypsy moth larvae (Lymantria dispar) can disrupt agricultural production and forestry operations, causing economic damage and reducing food security. In the April issue of Frontiers, Lehmann et al. discuss how climate warming is expected to affect the life-history characteristics, ranges, and population dynamics of such pest species.

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  • Ecology

    Ecology

    Laboratory experiments are a common tool used in ecology to understand complex species interactions. In the April 2020 issue of Ecology, Sauer et al. use a meta-analysis of 58 laboratory studies that exposed amphibians to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, the devastating fungal pathogen which is associated with hundreds of amphibian declines worldwide over the past 40 years. Sauer et al. show that thermal mismatches, pathogen dose, host life stage, and amphibian taxonomy broadly influence amphibian susceptibility to this fungus.

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  • Ecosphere

    Ecosphere

    With the goal of contributing to a solution to the problems related to current vanilla production systems in Costa Rica, Watteyn et al., in the March issue of Ecosphere, focus on the biology, ecology, and potential use of four aromatic vanilla crop wild relatives, explore the use of ensemble species distribution models to identify suitable areas for conservation and cultivation, and propose a joint land sparing/land sharing strategy to promote sustainable vanilla cultivation strategies.

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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

    Bumble bees can forage in adverse weather conditions, comprising an important group of pollinators in temperate zones. This social bee forages for pollen and/or nectar from a large variety of flowers in order to cover its nutritional needs. However, floral nectar is strongly populated by microbes such as yeasts, and these microbes might change nectar quality, affecting pollinator reward and impacting foraging decisions and the fitness of the insect consumer, as reported by Pozo et al. in the February issue.

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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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