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ESA’s Diversity Program receives NSF Award

The Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) long-standing program to diversify the field of ecology recently got another boost from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The federal research agency awarded ESA a grant of $183,158 to support the Society’s “Diverse People for a Diverse Science” project. Not only will the funding go to key existing program components, such as research fellowships, it will also fund an independent evaluation of SEEDS.

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Agriculture, Big Data, and Traditional Knowledge headline the Ecological Society of America’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minn.

August 4 – 9 Sustainable Pathways: Learning From the Past and Shaping the Future   The Ecological Society of America’s 98th annual meeting “Sustainable Pathways: Learning From the Past and Shaping the Future” will meet in in Minneapolis, Minn., from Sunday evening, August 4, to Friday morning, August 9, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Early bird registration opens the first…

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Inaugural Life Discovery Conference

Educators & scientists to swap ideas for a robust biology classroom   For immediate release: 11 March, 2013 Contact Nadine Lymn, (202) 833-8773 x 205; gro.asenull@enidan Say you’re a plant biologist who wants to devise educational components for your research project but you’re not sure what might work well for high school students.  Or say you’re a high school biology…

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February highlights from Ecological Society of America publications

Future of Alaskan forests, proliferation of plastic greenhouses, and the intersection of watershed protection and urban renewal   Weighing the costs and benefits of plastic vegetable greenhouses The economic benefits of intensive vegetable cultivation inside plastic greenhouses, particularly for small-holders, have driven a rapid mushrooming of long plastic tents in farmlands worldwide – but particularly in China, where they cover…

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Diverse People for a Diverse Science

ESA’s Leadership Meeting for Underrepresented Students   For immediate release: February 13, 2013 Contact: Nadine Lymn 202.833.8773, ext. 205; gro.asenull@enidan “Just watch these students—watch for their names.  They will continue to shine and you will keep coming across their names.  Some are already taking leadership roles and after this meeting will be doing even more to help bring ecology alive.” Teresa…

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February 1, 2013

 Sources:   ClimateWire, Energy and Environment Daily, E&E News PM, Greenwire, the Hill, National Marine Fisheries Service, Natural Resources Defense Council, POLITICO, Senate Budget Committee, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Washington Post, the White House                                …

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January 18, 2013

 Sources:  AAAS, BlueGreen Alliance, ClimateWire, Department of Interior, Energy and Environment Daily, E&E News PM, Fish and Wildlife Service, Greenwire, the Hill, POLITICO, the New York Times, Roll Call, the Washington Post

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Conservation scientists look beyond greenbelts to connect wildlife sanctuaries

Landscape corridors and connectivity in conservation and restoration planning   We live in a human-dominated world. For many of our fellow creatures, this means a fragmented world, as human conduits to friends, family, and resources sever corridors that link the natural world. Our expanding web of highways, cities, and intensive agriculture traps many animals and plants in islands and cul-de-sacs…

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