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ESA Early Career Ecology Section

Welcome to the homepage of the ESA Early Career Ecology Section! For more information about the section and its members, please see "What We Do", or if you're in the mood for some light reading, scroll down to see our most recent blogs!

What We Do

News

  • Meet Your New ECE Chair: Pacifica Sommers

    This month’s blog post features an interview with Pacifica Sommers, the new ECE Chair for this year! Introduction – tell us about yourself! I am a microbial ecologist based at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. My formal job title is Research Associate (and also Lecturer for the fall 2021). My doctoral training at…

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  • What do remote sensing, machine learning, and statistics have in common? Enhancing the accuracy of seagrass monitoring, for one

    What do remote sensing, machine learning, and statistics have in common? Enhancing the accuracy of seagrass monitoring, for one by Krti Tallam Citation: Ha NT, Manley-Harris M, Pham TD, Hawes I. A Comparative Assessment of Ensemble-Based Machine Learning and Maximum Likelihood Methods for Mapping Seagrass Using Sentinel-2 Imagery in Tauranga Harbor, New Zealand. Remote Sensing [Internet]. MDPI AG; 2020 Jan…

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  • Paleo litter produces greenhouse gases

    By Alexis Heinz Summary While working as a laboratory manager for seven years in the department of Natural Resources at Cornell, I learned the invaluable experience of mentoring undergraduate students who had the opportunity to conduct research through the Hunter R. Rawlings, III Presidential Scholars Program.  Professor Joseph B. Yavitt guided four different presidential scholars to research the ‘Paleo Litter’…

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  • ECE Events at ESA 2021!

    Come hang with the Early Career Ecologists section at ESA 2021 Annual Meeting! We want to meet you and hear from you! We are sponsoring and/or highlighting the following events–just click on a title for more information, and be sure you’re logged in to EventBrite if you want to access the Zoom details! Is there a topic you want to…

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Early Career Includes

Early Career Includes

Early career individuals may include postdoctoral researchers, assistant professors, lecturers, adjunct faculty members, and employees of government, non-profit, advocacy, university, and industrial scientific entities. However, section membership will be open to any member of the Society

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Early Career Mentoring Program

Early Career Mentoring Program

The mentorship program pairs selected early career ecologists (mentees) with an established scientist in their field (mentor) who has agreed to meet one-on-one for career guidance.

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Purpose

Purpose

The overall purpose of the Early Career Ecologist Section is to provide support to this sizeable demographic of the Society in the transitional period of their professional development (i.e. from student to professional). Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to, the job search process, tenure and promotion, non-academic career options, securing research funding, course development, and fulfilling committee and other service responsibilities.

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