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2016 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America comes to Southern Florida

Environmental scientists will gather in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 7 – 12 August 2016 for the 101st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. The meeting theme “Novel Ecosystems in the Anthropocene” invites conversation on the new relationships between species arising under the influence of global change as a backdrop for 2,000 presentations of breaking research and ecological concepts at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Center.

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Connecting people to solve collective environmental problems: network governance guides conservation megaprojects

 Special Issue: Network governance and large landscape conservation, in the April edition of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, 6 April 2016 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   Organizational models known as “network governance” can help big conservation alliances govern themselves, researchers argue in a special April issue of the Ecological Society of America’s…

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ESA Announces 2016 Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, 30 March 2016 Contact: Terence Houston, 202-833-8773 ext. 224 gro.asenull@ecneret   The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has selected the 2016 recipients of its annual Graduate Student Policy Award: Brian Kastl (University of California), Kristen Lear (University of Georgia), Matthew Pintar (University of Mississippi), Timothy Treuer (Princeton University), Jessica Nicole Welch (University of Tennessee), and Samantha…

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Adaptable, ecology-based U.S. National Vegetation Classification for monitoring multi-scale change debuts today

Public release of a 20-year collaborative effort to devise a unified and consistent national reporting system for plant communities opens new avenues for broad-scale and long-term analyses of landscape change. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, 23 February 2016 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   The U.S. National Vegetation Classification  (USNVC), a reporting standard organized around ecological principles for the…

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Kill the rabbit

New Brunswick family helps remove invasive snowshoe hares from a group of remote Bay of Fundy Islands, five decades after introducing them — and other highlights from the February issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. For immediate release: Friday, 12 February 2016 Contact: Liza Lester; gro.asenull@retsell; (202) 833-8773 x211   Too much of an adorable thing — eradication…

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Science-driven strategies for more effective endangered species recovery

The US Endangered Species Act can protect more species, more effectively, through expanded partnerships and science-driven implementation ecologists say in the Winter 2016 edition of Issues in Ecology   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, 6 January 2016 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   The Endangered Species Act (ESA), which quietly passed its 42nd birthday last week, has shielded hundreds…

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Building with nature: ecological design for next generation cities

Special Centennial Issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment explores ecological innovations for infrastructure in the face of climate change CONTACT: Liza Lester, (202) 833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retsell   The Ecological Society of America turns 100 this year, with many reflections on the achievements of the discipline and the big questions for ecologists as we embark on a new…

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Expanding the reach of environmental research with Citizen Science

“Investing in Citizen Science can improve natural resource management and environmental protection” is Ecological Society of America’s guide to deciding if citizen science is right for your organization, and the best design to meet your organization’s goals. Number 19 in ESA’s series Issues in Ecology, the report is included as a resource in the Federal Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Toolkit, released by the White House OSTP this morning in conjunction with a Citizen Science Forum webcast live from the White House and a memo mandating the incorporation of citizen science into all federal agency programming.

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