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The Future of Journals in the Face of Open Access

Blogpost from ESA President Laura Huenneke   May 2, 2019 Previously in this space I wrote about Plan S, a commitment by some European research funders to require researchers to publish only in “Gold” open access journals. I relayed the concerns of some about how this could weaken the ability of ESA or other societies to publish journals under a…

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ESA joins the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment

From ESA Executive Director Catherine O’Riordan, ESA has joined the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment as one of the 100 inaugural members. The formation of this consortium was a process that began last fall, with an all-day workshop on the issue of sexual harassment in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM). Convened by AGU and AAAS, ESA joined with representatives…

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Call for New ESA Rapid Response Team Members

We are expanding the Society’s Rapid Response Team (RRT), a diverse group of about 50 ecologists who are subject matter experts and help ESA address policy and media opportunities in a timely and effective manner. ESA invites any member to apply to be a member of the RRT. One of ESA’s central missions is to share ecological information with policymakers…

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Ecological Society of America announces 2019 award recipients

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present the 2019 awards recognizing outstanding contributions to ecology in new discoveries, teaching, sustainability, diversity, and lifelong commitment to the profession during the Society’s Annual Meeting in Louisville, Ky. The awards ceremony will take place during the Scientific Plenary, Monday, August 12, at 8 AM in Ballroom C in the Kentucky International Convention…

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Ecological Society of America announces 2019 Fellows

  The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce its 2019 Fellows. The Society’s fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and management and policy. Fellows are members who have made outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served by ESA, including, but not…

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Diversity of ecological careers

Blogpost from ESA President Laura Huenneke March 5, 2019 Our ESA members, especially students and early-career professionals, tell us repeatedly how much they value information on possible career paths, including those outside of higher education. Like many other life science societies, ESA’s membership has long been dominated by academics. Through much of my own professional life, anything outside of college…

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Member Services Offered by ESA – Core Mission or Fringe Benefits?

Blogpost from ESA President Laura Huenneke February 5, 2019 Remarkably, the Ecological Society of America is more than a century old – but the relationship between scientific societies and their members have changed greatly in that time. Originally, societies existed primarily to offer their members journal subscriptions, publishing opportunities, and meetings for in-person networking. What does ESA furnish its members…

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ESA participates in the British Ecological Society annual meeting

From ESA Executive Director Catherine O’Riordan, In December, Frontiers in Ecology and Environment Editor In Chief Sue Silver and I traveled to Birmingham, UK, to represent ESA at the British Ecological Society (BES) 2018 annual meeting. In addition to having complementary missions, BES and ESA have a long-standing relationship – BES will exhibit at ESA annual meetings, and its members regularly…

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Offer Assistance to Members Affected by the Federal Government Shutdown

Posted January 25, 2019 ESA thanks those who offered assistance to their colleagues during the partial federal government shutdown. Your spirit of generosity buoyed those affected in tangible and intangible ways. On Dec. 21, appropriations bills expired for some agencies within the federal government resulting in a 35-day partial government shutdown. On Friday, Jan. 25, congressional leaders announced an agreement…

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