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ESA Endorses Four-Dimensional Ecology Education Framework

A great milestone for ecology literacy was achieved on November 14, 2018 when ESA’s Governing Board endorsed an undergraduate education framework for the first time in its history. Termed the Four-Dimensional Ecology Education (4DEE) framework, it incorporates three decades of discussion regarding the key learning outcomes to be included in the undergraduate curriculum.

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ESA Endorses Four-Dimensional Ecology Education Framework

January 14, 2018 For Immediate Release Contacts: Teresa Mourad, 202-833-8775, gro.asenull@aseret                  Alison Mize, 202-833-8773, gro.asenull@nosila   The Ecological Society of America announces a Society-endorsed undergraduate education framework, termed the Four-Dimensional Ecology Education (4DEE) framework. The 4DEE framework positions ESA as a leader in educational programming and/or professional development, provides opportunities to expand membership and partnerships, and can serve as a…

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Ecologists don their research in an ‘eco-fashion’ show at the 101st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, 4 August 2016 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   Ecological scientists are not known for elevated fashion sensibilities. Many take pride in a sartorial identity rooted in a field work chic of practical hats, cargo pants, and judicious applications of duct tape. Button-downs in botanical prints and ties in tiny repeating motifs of anatomically…

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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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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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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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Ecology at the USA Science and Engineering Festival

ESA went to the USA Science & Engineering Festival on the weekend of April 26-27 to talk about ecology with some of the 325,000 people who attended. Special thanks to University of Maryland ecologists David Inouye (ESA’s president-in-waiting) and Ben Bond-Lamberty for coming down to the Washington DC convention center for the event. At our booth we had a terrarium…

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Putting ecology back in school

Currently, U.S. students can graduate high school without taking a course that covers ecological science or that encourages ecological literacy—the ability to understand the interconnectedness of life on Earth. By not being exposed to this material, students’ career paths can be dramatically impacted. On a basic level, they may not consider the advantages of exploring ecology as an option for post-secondary education. But sometimes, they may never understand the complex dynamics of natural and built environments, including the role of humans in an ecosystem.

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Pittsburgh bioblitz: biological inventory of an urban high school’s oasis

Just down the street from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh—where the Ecological Society of America (ESA) is holding its 95th Annual Meeting this week—is a vacant lot adopted by the City Charter High School. Last Sunday, ESA ecologists and students visited the lot which is being restored by the 10th graders of the City Charter High School in coordination with the Student Conservation Association (SCA).

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Spreading SEEDS, growing diversity

SEEDS is an education program of Ecological Society of America (ESA), and Iman is one of several SEEDS students who will be attending and presenting research at ESA’s upcoming Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.

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