ESA is seeking nominations for individual members to join several of the Society’s standing committees for terms of varying lengths.
To serve on an ESA committee is to make an important, lasting contribution to the Society and to the field of ecology. It is a tremendous opportunity to grow within the organization, developing networking and leadership skills that can facilitate further service opportunities, and advance one’s career.
Nominations, including self-nominations, are currently open for seats on the following committees. ESA welcomes and encourages nominations that reflect the diversity of the Society’s membership. Nominations for each committee role must be submitted individually.
Nominations are due April 30, 2020.
Committees Seeking Nominations
The Awards Committee is responsible for selecting candidates for all honorary awards of the Society and for recommending candidates for other awards for which ecologists may be eligible. Awards Committee members will also chair subcommittees. Currently, ESA is seeking nominations to join the following awards subcommittees:
- Commitment to Human Diversity in Ecology Award
- Distinguished Service Citation
- Eminent Ecologist Award
- Eugene P. Odum Education Award
- Fellows and Early Career Fellows
- Forrest Shreve, R.H. Whittaker Travel, and R.H. Whittaker Distinguished Ecologist Awards
- George Mercer Award
- W.S. Cooper Award
The Historical Records Committee encourages members of the Ecological Society of America to conserve documents and photos pertinent to the Society’s history and the history of ecology, and makes the records available. Currently, ESA is seeking nominations for four seats on the committee.
The Meetings Committee seeks to advance the Society’s mission and goals through convening ecologists. The Committee is responsible for supporting the Governing Board and management in long-term strategy and planning for the Annual Meeting. Currently, ESA is seeking nominations for:
- 2022 Local Host (must reside or work in Montreal, QC, metropolitan region)
- 2022 Program Chair
- Program Subcommittee (up to 10 seats)
The Public Affairs Committee works to advance the Society’s mission and goals by guiding and helping to implement the public affairs program of the Society. Currently, ESA is seeking nominations for two seats on the committee for a three-year term.
The Publications Committee works on behalf of the Governing Board to advance the Society’s mission and goals through the dissemination of scholarly research via the journal publication program. Currently, ESA is seeking nominations for two seats on the committee for a two-year term.
The Science Committee seeks to advance the Society’s mission and goals through identifying and publicizing research opportunities, needs and priorities in ecology. Currently, ESA is seeking nominations for at least one seat on the committee for a three-year term.