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ESA receives NSF Award to seed new Network for Next Generation Careers

For immediate release: Tuesday 15 September 2015 Contact: Alison Mize gro.asenull@nosila 202.833.8773, ext. 205   The Ecological Society of America, in partnership with the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), will create a new network of prospective employers, faculty and professional societies over the next eighteen months with a $48,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The Next Generation Careers – Innovation in…

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Hardening shorelines, polar lessons, and legal barriers in ESA Frontiers

Highlights from the August 2015 issue of ESA’s journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment and the 100th Annual Meeting of the society on August 9-14 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, 4 August 2015 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   Armored in concrete, hardened shorelines lose the soft protections of coastal wetlands As we expand our coastal cities and…

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Is a robin eating backyard pokeweed berries a welcome visitor or weed-spreading nuisance? Credit, C. Whelan.

Backyards prove surprising havens for native birds

Tucked away from judging eyes, backyards are unexpected treasure troves of resources for urban birds. ESA Centennial Annual Meeting, August 9-14, 2015 in Baltimore, Md.Ecological Science at the Frontier Program Press Releases Media Registration Many of us lavish attention on our front yards, spending precious weekend hours planting, mowing, and manicuring the plants around our homes to look nice for…

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Ecology from treetop to bedrock: human influence in earth’s critical zone

An organized session on Critical Zone Ecology at the 100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America August 9-14, 2015 in Baltimore, Md. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, 16 July 2015 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL Conference website Program Native Apps More press releases for the 100th Annual Meeting   On the high slopes of the Eel River…

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US Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland named 2015 ESA Regional Policy Award winner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 16, 2015 Contact: Alison Mize, 703-625-3628; gro.asenull@nosilA   The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present its eighth annual Regional Policy Award to U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) during the Society’s Centennial Meeting conference in Baltimore, Md. The ESA award recognizes an elected or appointed local policymaker with an outstanding record of informing policy decisions…

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A great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) approaches a kayaker in Mossel Bay, South Africa. Credit: C & M Fallows/SeaPics.com; used by permission.

To avoid dangerous shark encounters, information trumps culling

Risk of great white shark attack in California waters down 91 percent since 1950, researchers report FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 9, 2015 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) has a terrifying reputation. Shark attacks, though very rare, loom large in our imaginations, drawing intense media attention when they occur. Recent injuries…

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Charcoaling manure and greening neighborhoods: ecological approaches to cleaner water in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

ESA 100th Annual Meeting, August 9-14, 2015 in Baltimore, Md. Ecological Science at the Frontier FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL Conference website Program Native Apps More press releases for the 100th Annual Meeting   When ecologists gather in Baltimore, Md., this August for the 100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society…

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Ecological Society of America Responds to Pope Francis’ Encyclical, LAUDATO SI: ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 29, 2015 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL The following statement is attributable to the Ecological Society of America (ESA), President-elect Monica G. Turner, PhD, President David W. Inouye, PhD and Immediate Past-president Jill S. Baron, PhD. ESA represents nearly 10,000 professional ecologists in the US. WASHINGTON, DC — “The Ecological Society of America…

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SEEDS students on the first regional field trip to Puerto Rico, in 2013.

Ecological Society of America awarded National Science Foundation funding to retain diversity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, 1 June 2015 Contact: Teresa Mourad, 202-833-8773 ext. 234, gro.asenull@asereT   The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded  a $597,643 grant to the Ecological Society of America’s Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability (SEEDS) program, supporting a three-pronged approach to increase diversity within the ecological field. The grant spans four years, beginning today. The new NSF…

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