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Scientists find the new evidence of genetically modified plants in the wild

Research on invasive species, pollution and environmental disasters at ESA’s Annual Meeting Research is continually emerging on the impacts of invasive species, pollution and environmental disasters on ecosystems and communities. Ecological scientists will discuss widespread environmental changes—from the recent discovery of genetically modified plants in the wild to the implications of mercury found in bottlenose dolphin skin, and even exploring…

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Scientists unravel human-ecosystem interactions

Infectious disease, nanotechnology and urban ecology to be explored at ESA’s Annual Meeting Whether it is a single rock being overturned or an entire mountaintop being removed, humans play a continuous role in environmental processes, and vice versa. Ecological scientists will discuss findings on human-ecosystem interactions—from the effects of nanomaterials on plant growth to the diversity of insect species on…

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Ecological scientists assess the fundamentals of animal behavior

Mate selection, foraging and defense mechanisms explored at ESA’s Annual Meeting In this time of global change, understanding the basics of animal behavior and environmental interactions is just as important as predicting and planning for widespread impacts. Ecological scientists will assess the fundamentals of animal behavior—such as plant toxin detection in bushbaby foraging—and current adaptations to global change—like defense mechanisms…

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Addressing environmental challenges and controversies through science communication

Successful environmental strategies are tied to engaging society in science What can we do for the environment? What can individual scientists, agencies and institutions do to improve the quality of environmental decision-making? These are among the questions explored by scientists and communications experts in a Special Issue of the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Ecology and the…

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Braddock Mayor John Fetterman to receive the ESA’s Regional Policy Award

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present its third annual Regional Policy Award to Mayor John Fetterman of Braddock, Pennsylvania at its 95th Annual Meeting on August 1, 2010 in Pittsburgh. The award recognizes a regional or local policymaker who has an outstanding record of informing his political decision-making with ecological science. “Wow, what an incredible honor,” said Fetterman….

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ESA launches new Journal

Ecosphere to provide online-only, open-access, rapid publication and cover wide range of topics On August 3, during its 95th Annual Meeting, the Ecological Society of America will officially launch its newest journal, Ecosphere.  Welcoming submissions from all sub-disciplines of ecological science,Ecosphere will provide a rapid-publication, online-only, open-access alternative to the Society’s existing journals, while maintaining the rigorous peer-review standards for which printed ESA…

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ESA partners with The Nature Conservancy to support high school urban education program

Society to provide peer-reviewed resources to environmentally themed high schools Since 1995, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has run an environmental leadership program for teenagers and their educators. The Toyota USA Foundation provides lead support for LEAF (Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future), a program which combines an enriched curriculum at environmentally themed high schools with paid internships for students…

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Ecological Society of America announces 2010 award recipients

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present seven societal awards to distinguished ecologists at its 95th Annual Meeting from August 1-6, 2010 in Pittsburgh. The meeting, which has the theme “Global Warming: The legacy of our past, the challenge for our future,” draws a critical combination of more than 3,000 scientists, policymakers and concerned citizens to explore the causes…

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Citizen science: Birders contribute valuable data on invasive plant species

In an effort to assess ties between birds’ feeding habits and the spread of nonnative invasive plants, researchers provided ornithologists from four U.S. states with questionnaires on daily bird-plant encounters. The 1,143 unique interactions reported by the birders laid the groundwork for a study on the role of native birds in the seed dispersal of invasive plants throughout the U.S….

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Ecological Society of America explores global warming at its 95th Annual Meeting

Registration opens for the meeting of the world’s largest organization of ecological scientists Registration is now open to the press for the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) 95th Annual Meeting which will be held August 1-6, 2010 in Pittsburgh. The meeting, which has the theme “Global Warming: The legacy of our past, the challenge for our future,” draws a critical combination of…

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