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David Lodge Named President of the Ecological Society of America for 2016-2017

Monday September 26, 2016: David Lodge, Director of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University, became President of the ESA on August 12, 2016. Elected by the members of ESA for a one-year term, he now chairs ESA’s governing board, which establishes the Society’s vision, goals and objectives. Lodge brings a background of collaboration with economists, historians, theologians and philosophers, and he has partnered with such organizations as The Nature Conservancy to bring his scientific work into public policy.

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In a race for Cheetos, magpies win, but crows steal

Black-billed magpies and American crows, both members of the clever corvid family of birds, have adapted comfortably to life in urban and suburban communities. In Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the two species often nest nearby each other in backyards and parks. Nesting near their much larger crow cousins affords magpies a margin of extra safety from a common enemy—ravens, an even larger corvid species. Do magpies pay a food penalty for nesting near larger rivals? To find out which of the two corvids were more intrepid snack scouts, Esposito presented breeding pairs with a set of Cheetos challenges. She will present her results today at ESA’s 101st Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Ecologists don their research in an ‘eco-fashion’ show at the 101st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, 4 August 2016 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   Ecological scientists are not known for elevated fashion sensibilities. Many take pride in a sartorial identity rooted in a field work chic of practical hats, cargo pants, and judicious applications of duct tape. Button-downs in botanical prints and ties in tiny repeating motifs of anatomically…

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Restoring prairie and fighting wildfire with (drone launched) fire(balls)

To restore the grasslands of the Great Plains, a Nebraska ecologist says, bring back high intensity fires FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, 1 August 2016 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   Ecologist Dirac Twidwell wants to change the way we think about prescribed burns. The University of Nebraska professor says he can harness extreme fire to restore grasslands on…

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Distant volcanic eruptions foster saguaro cacti baby booms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday 25 July 2016 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   One hundred and thirty years ago, the volcano Krakatoa erupted in what is now Indonesia, unleashing a cataclysm locally and years of cool temperatures and rain globally. On the far side of the world, a bumper crop of saguaro cacti were getting their start in…

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Mosquito ecology and disease at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting

Ecological dimensions of mosquito-borne disease are on the minds of ecologists as they head to southern Florida for the 101st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, 8 July 2016 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   The resurgence of Zika virus has raised anxieties about the spread of infectious disease by mosquitoes as…

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2016 ESA Regional Policy Award Recognizes Shannon Estenoz for Her Work in Everglades Restoration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, 7 July 2016 Contact: Alison Mize, 202-833-8773 ext. 205, gro.asenull@nosila   On Sunday, August 7, 2016, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present its ninth annual Regional Policy Award to Shannon Estenoz, Director of Everglades Restoration Initiatives for the US Department of Interior during the Society’s Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The ESA award recognizes…

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Thirty-one top scientific societies speak with one voice on global climate change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11:00 am EDT Tuesday, 28 June 2016Media Contacts: Ginger Pinholster, AAAS, 202-326-6421, gro.saaanull@slohnipg Joan Buhrman, AGU, 202-777-7509,  gro.uganull@namrhubj Kasey S. White, GSA, 202-669-0466, gro.yteicosoegnull@etihwk In a consensus letter to U.S. policymakers, a partnership of 31 leading nonpartisan scientific societies today reaffirmed the reality of human-caused climate change, noting that greenhouse gas emissions “must be substantially reduced” to…

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Ecological Society of America publications rise in Thomson Reuters Journal Citations Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, 14 June 2016 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   The value and influence of research published by ecological scientists in the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) journals was reflected today in Thomson Reuters 2015 Journal Citation Reports, as all five peer-reviewed publications receiving rankings made appreciable impact factor gains. ESA congratulates our editors, authors,…

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June 1, 2016

Sources: Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, the White House, Energy and Environment Daily, E&E News PM, ClimateWire, Greenwire, the Hill, Science Magazine

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