2019 Business Meeting
Information about the ECE Section efforts 2018/2019
- Soon to be Past chair: Nate Emery
- Incoming Chair: Angee Doerr
- Secretary/Treasurer: Justin Suraci
- Webmaster: Naupaka Zimmerman
- Twitter Master: Avery Scherer
- Non-academic officer: Tim Fullman
- Members at large: Cait Rottler
- We are sound financially. With membership dues and leftover long-term planning grant funds we’re doing ok.
- Almost all of our activities/programs are low budget
- New Logo – Designed by member Simone Des Roches
- Webinar Series – 12 different webinars on a variety of topics hosted here: https://vimeo.com/esaearlycareerecologist
- Webinars may merge with ESA-level webinars as a special themed series for greater reach and support from ESA staff to host the webinars
- Monthly Newsletter – will continue with relevant opportunities and resources, feedback welcome.
- “So You’re About To ___” Series has premiered online: https://esa.org/earlycareer/so-youre-about-to/
- Series is a repository of numerous resources. It’s not completely cleaned up and any more resources are absolutely welcome. Built by ECE officers and Naupaka Zimmerman
- Annual meeting activities: Workshops, INSPIRE session on diverse careers, Head shot setup at the booth and To Do List game for book raffle (with student section thanks to Angee Doerr)
- Mentoring Program: Hallmark program of the section – pairing senior ecologists with early career folks. Excellent work done by Shelby Rinehart.
- Outstanding publication award goes to: Steidinger et al. 2019. Climatic controls of decomposition drive the global biogeography of forest-tree symbioses. Nature
- New Vice Chair: Cari Ficken of the University of Waterloo
- New Secretary/Treasurer: Molly Reichenborn of Wichita State University
- Nate attended Governing Board meetings in the Fall of 2018, Spring of 2019, Louisville 2019.
- Spoke up numerous times to emphasis the impact of policies on early career ecologists. Contributed to strategic plan for the next 5 yrs of ESA
- Engaged with Board members about focusing on career trajectories (early career does not equal early career academic) and skills training as support for early career members
- Emphasized an ESA-wide mentoring program and/or system to connect members and expand the ESA membership benefit beyond the annual meeting.
- ESA staff are wonderful and very welcoming of collaboration to help early career folks