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ESA Certified Ecologists

There is an increasing nationwide demand for certification credentials in the environmental arena. More immediate climate issues, land-use concerns, and resource management challenges are all growing in presence. As a response, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) established its Professional Certification program which helps to identify and acknowledge ecologists who meet stringent standards in both scientific education and real world…

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Early career ecologists, why engage with the corporate sector?

I was first exposed to the notion of corporate engagement when I read a New Yorker piece that featured interviews with Peter Kareiva and Mark Tercek.  Peter is former Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Mark is a former executive at Goldman Sachs and now CEO of TNC.  TNC and other big conservation NGOs have really advanced the…

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How can early career ecologists encourage diversity in our field?

As a professional society and a generation of early career ecologists, I’d argue that collectively we’re more aware of the importance of diversity than ever before. ESA has a diversity statement, dedicated diversity staff, and multiple programs focused on maintaining and improving a diverse community of ecologists. And with good reasons – our community’s own traditional currency, published peer reviewed…

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