Bridging Ecology and Public Policy

Dr. Rich Pouyat has worked in both ecology and public policy – in this episode of The Ecologist Goes to Washington, he discusses his experience as a liaison between these seemingly disparate fields, and reflects on its challenges and rewards. He provides unique insight on how ESA members can communicate effectively both on the Hill and with the general public, and he identifies several policy issues in which ecological input is especially necessary.

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  1. A long-simmering debate among ecologists over the importance of biodiversity to the health of ecosystems has erupted into a full-blown war. Opposing camps are dueling over the quality of key experiments, and some are flinging barbs at meetings and in journals. The dispute pits an outspoken group of ecologists against some of the leading lights in the field.

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