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Board meeting notes from Oct. 2, 2015

# Early Career Ecologists organizational meeting  This meeting was held primarily for the current board members to introduce ourselves to each other and to discuss activities we are planning on proposing, sponsoring, and/or supporting as a section.   ## Attendees  Sarah Supp (Chair); Rob Salguero-Gomez (Vice-Chair); Matt Aiello-Lammens (Secretary); Christel Kern (Blog Editor)   ## Minutes  Meeting started shortly after…

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New Post Ideas, Guest Bloggers, Welcome!

ESA Early Career Ecologist Section Invitation for Blog Posts The goal of this blog is to create awareness and support for early career ecologists. The blog will chronicle experiences of section members and guests on topics important during the early phase of a scientific career. We would like to increase activity on the blog by inviting section members and guests…

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Early Career Ecologists Section Minutes from ESA 2015 Business Meeting

When and Where: ESA 100, Baltimore Convention Center, 6:30-7.30 pm Tuesday August 23rd 2015 Meeting Chairs: Daniel Scholes (Univeristy of Illinois-Urbana Champaign; outgoing section chair), Sarah Supp (University of Wisconsin-Madison; incoming chair) Secretary: Daniel Stanton (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities) Attendance: Sarah Supp, Daniel Scholes, Daniel Stanton, Matt Aiello-Lammens, Mike Allen, Sigrid Smith, Seema Sheth, Cameron Douglass, and additional attendee who…

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Centennial Mentoring Program at #ESA100

Conferences provide unique opportunities for biologists to interact with others in their field; however, these opportunities are rarely structured to promote meaningful interactions between the next generation ecologists and more senior scientists. Access to strong mentors both within and outside of their main institution is critical to support early career ecologists and to help them gain the necessary skills to…

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Early Career Ecologists partner with PLOS Ecology for ESA

We are making two announcements below that include PLOS: 1) refreshments for our special session on early career challenges will be provided by PLOS. So please come help us enjoy them! 2) PLOS is starting a new forum for blogging about ecology, and they want early career contributors!

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Interdisciplinary Research in Ecology [announcement]

This is a guest announcement from Dennis Tarasi, a PhD Candidate in the Peet Lab at UNC-Chapel Hill* What is interdisciplinary research? What is the future of interdisciplinary research in ecology? Interdisciplinary research is one of the most commonly used catchphrases in the field of ecology and broader science in general. This term has been used (and misused) so much…

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Check out our ESA Centennial events!

The Early Career Ecologist Section has been busy proposing, organizing, and collaborating to offer many events and resources in the near future. See our page for ESA 2015 for more details on these and other events!

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Announcing an informal networking event for ESA 2015!

Cheers! A Networking Event Sponsored by the Early Career Ecologist Section Rolling Event, to take place throughout the meeting. Ticket sales Mon-Thurs, Redemption at the evening poster sessions Mon-Thurs held in the Baltimore Convention Center exhibit hall.

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Introducing the Early Career Ecologist Section

What we will do: Advocate for early career ecologist concerns, organize workshops and symposia, award travel grants, etc. How to be involved: Join the section when you renew your ESA membership! Follow us on Twitter @esa_earlycareer Email us: earlycareer@nullesa.org 

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Invasive Plant Ecology Field Technician in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Description: We are hiring a field technician for our experimental research on the population dynamics of invasive plant species based out of the Washington University Department of Biology and Tyson Research Center. Our research strives to understand why some plant species are noxious invaders while others are benign members of the community. We examine the interactive roles of plant…

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