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Black Ecologists Section

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This section was established to support Black scientists as we to conduct groundbreaking ecological work in hostile environments. We hope to serve as a safe haven for professionals at any stage to share challenges and build on academic and DEI projects.

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  • Black Ecologists Section Events at ESA 2023

    In preparation for the 2023 Annual Meeting in Portland coming up, we invite you to join us at a few sessions hosted by our section. These include a mixer, a session on diversity in our field, and a meeting with the journals’ Editor-in-Chief (see details below). Additionally, we are organizing a Whatsapp group to stay connected and share wins, updates,…

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  • July 2023 Blackologist of the Month

    Our newest Blackologist of the month is Aalayna Green, a PhD student in Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. Aalayana has been interested in animals since childhood, encouraged by frequent trips to the zoo and the library. She is a social scientist whose work explores the intersections of conservation, environmental justice, and feminist political ecology. Her dissertation…

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  • June 2023 Blackologist of the Month

      Our newest Blackologist of the Month is Dr. Rondy Malik, an Assistant Research Professor at the Kansas Biological Survey and Center for Ecological Research. Dr. Malik is an expert in plant-microbe interactions and trophic ecology. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, he is a proud first generation Haitian American. His ecological career began as an intern at a National Institutes of…

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  • 2023 BES Juneteenth Celebration Coming Soon

      Join the ESA Black Ecologists Section for an online Juneteenth Celebration! This exciting 1-hour virtual event will be filled with enlightening trivia and interactive social games honoring the freedom, unity, and the resilience of Black people in America. Date: Monday, June 19th, 2023 Time:  4 pm EDT (3 pm CDT, 2 pm MDT, 1 PDT) Location: Zoom (Link will…

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