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Frontiers survey: online vs. print publication (and drawing to receive a free ESA membership.)

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, a peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the Ecological Society of America, is collecting information on attitudes toward publication in general and Frontiers in particular, and we would greatly value your input. Please take just a few minutes to fill out our short survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=VCz1GbXDjSdbh5w1rOB7Kw_3d_3d To thank you for your help, we will be selecting…

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Announcing the First ESA Millennium Conference

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: OCTOBER 31, 2007 The Governing Board of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) invites proposals for the first ESA Millennium Conference. The new Millennium Conference Series provides ESA members the opportunity to organize special conferences highlighting emerging, exciting ideas in ecology with the endorsement and support of the Society. Organizers are encouraged to work across disciplinary boundaries,…

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NAS Colloquium -“ILE II: Biodiversity and Extinction”

This is to invite you to attend an Arthur M. Sackler colloquium, In the Light of Evolution II: Biodiversity and Extinction, sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences. The Colloquium will be December 6-8, 2007, at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, California. A preliminary program can be viewed at www.nasonline.or.

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Frontiers letters on China and Tibet

In response to several requests, ESA is making several letters exchanging views about China and Tibet, originally published in the February and April issues of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, available to the general public. To read these letters, click on Frontiers letters on Tibet. Readers who wish to add comments may do so in the comment section of…

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ESA seeks Earth Day blogs

This year�s Earth Day, marking the anniversary of the founding of the modern environmental movement in 1970, is Sunday, April 22, 2007.

In celebration of this event, ESA News and Views will feature your thoughts, reminiscences, polemics, and general musings on Earth Day

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To replant or not to replant natural barriers? Perhaps that is the wrong question

Contributed by Edward B. Barbier, Department of Economics & Finance, University of Wyoming

In a recent editorial in the New York Times (“False Hopes and Natural Disasters”, December 26, 2006), Andrew Baird has criticized Bill Clinton in his role as special envoy for UN tsunami recovery for endorsing publicly a $62 million program for preserving mangroves and coastal reefs as “natural barriers” to future tsunamis in 12 Indian Ocean countries.

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SEEDS Leadership Meeting, San Jose CA (DAY 2)

The ESA Strategies for Ecology Education, Developing Sustainability (SEEDS) Program offers professional mentorship, funding and the opportunity for students to develop ecological research through the Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

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