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Study Reveals Floral Resource Partitioning among Coexisting Bumblebees at Species, Colony and Individual Levels

A new study examines how multiple species of bumblebee can coexist despite using the same floral resources.

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ESA announces Sunshine Van Bael as the new editor-in-chief of Ecosphere

Van Bael  will assume editorial leadership and oversight for the journal, which publishes research over a broad range of focal areas – ranging from agroecosystem ecology and disease ecology to eco-education, statistical theory and methodology.

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ESA November Research News from Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Researchers are increasingly turning to citizen scientists for data collection on bird-window collisions because in the US alone, it is the cause of hundreds of millions bird deaths each year.

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ESA Welcomes Scott Collins as Editor-in-Chief of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

After a competitive search, the Ecological Society of America is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott L. Collins as the new editor-in-chief of its journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. In his new role, Collins will lead Frontiers in publishing ecological and environmental research that is timely, clearly written and relevant to all users of ecological science, including policy makers, resource managers and educators.

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Understanding Forest Ecosystems

A UC Santa Barbara forest scientist has been selected as an early career fellow of the Ecological Society of America for her work elucidating how sylvan ecosystems respond to climate change.

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ESA Selects EEE Scholars

(October 28, 2021) – The Ecological Society of America is pleased to announce the recipients of the first cohort of the ESA Excellence in Ecology (EEE) Scholars: Dr. Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, Dr. Theresa Wei Ying Ong, Dr. Adriana Lucia Romero-Olivares, and Dr. Erika S. Zavaleta.

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Policy News: June 17, 2019

In This Issue: NSF BIO Advisory Committee Considers NEON User Engagement, No-deadline Policy A subcommittee tasked with understanding the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) user engagement recommended the formation of a separate entity for community user engagement. Member Opportunities Apply to join the Rapid Response Team. Congress House Science Committee holds hearings on IPBES Global Assessment, harassment in the sciences….

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Lengthy Study Shows Value of Soil Health and Forest Restoration after Damaging Events

By UC Merced 5/23/2019 A nine-year experiment by a UC Merced Department of Life and Environmental Sciences professor and his colleagues is illuminating the importance of soil carbon in maintaining healthy and functioning ecosystems because of its influence on the microbial communities that live in soil. These communities’ health can help researchers understand the effects of climate change. Professor Stephen C….

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Intensive silviculture accelerates Atlantic Rainforest biodiversity regeneration

By São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) 5/22/2019 An experiment conducted in Brazil in an area of Atlantic Rainforest suggests that intensive silviculture, including the use of herbicide and substantial amounts of fertilizer, is a more effective approach to promoting the regeneration of tropical forest and biomass gain than the traditional method based on manual weeding and less fertilizer. The study…

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Temperatures in the African savanna affect ant/plant mutualism

By University of Florida 5/16/19 In the wide world of tropical flora, insects often take up the mantle of protecting the plants that shelter them, each mutually satisfied in a happy marriage of nature’s making. This is particularly true for acacia trees that tower over the African savanna. Their tiny protectors are carnivorous ants that dissuade animals from browsing on…

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Species facing climate change could find help in odd place: urban environments

By Tufts University 5/14/19 When it comes to wildlife conservation efforts, urban environments could be far more helpful than we think, according to new research.  A study published today in Ecology shows that animals move faster through ‘low quality’ habitats – evidence that could change the way conservationists think about managing landscapes to help species move in response to climate…

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