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Communicating Science Publications

Members and leadership in the C&E Section publish regularly in academic and popular venues about science communication and public engagement. Here, we feature two key projects directly tied to engagement and scicomm in ESA.

screenshot of manuscript first page - follow link in text to view accessible PDFReport on public engagement in ESA

The Engage ESA project led by Melissa Kenny and Frank Davis (2018), in collaboration with several Sections, led to this 2020 report: “Increasing the Impact of Public Engagement Within and Beyond the Ecological Society of America“. Co-authors include two past-chairs of the C&E Section and several section members.


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Communicating Science – submit to the new section in The Bulletin!

This section and collection in The Bulletin of the Ecological Society features best practices which can support and enhance members’ efforts in communication and engagement, the science of science communication, education and teaching, and related fields of scholarship. ESA members are active at the interface of ecology and science communication and engagement, and many of the publications in this section are by members of the Communication and Engagement Section.

Click here to view publications in Communicating Science, and click here to view the ESA announcement launching this section in 2018.

Bethann Garramon Merkle, past chair of the ESA Communication and Engagement Section, is the founding editor of The Bulletin‘s Communicating Science section. Contact her at bmerkle[AT] with article ideas or submit directly through The Bulletin‘s online submissions process.