News and Events
Concern for the Clean Water Act
ESA voices concern about EPA’s effort to weaken the Clean Water Rule.
2019 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award
Calling all graduate students interested in policy for science and science for policy for the 2019 cohort! Applications are due January 13, 2019.
Four-Dimensional Ecology Education Framework
On November 14, 2018, the ESA Governing Board unanimously voted to endorse the Four-Dimensional Ecology Education Framework (4DEE). The framework is the culmination of 30 years of discussion and reflection and the result of a concerted effort by a Task Force appointed by the Committee on Diversity and Education in 2015. The framework comprises 21 topics or elements grouped into four dimensions: 1) Core ecological concepts, 2) Ecology practices, 3) Human-environment interactions and 4) Cross-cutting themes. Tell us what you think:
New Appointments to Governing Board Announced
ESA members have voted! Those selected by the membership to serve on the Governing Board are President Elect for 2020 Kathleen Weathers, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Vice-President for Science Diane Pataki, University of Utah; Secretary Jessica Gurevitch, Stony Brook University, who was re-elected for a second term; and Member-at-Large Jacquelyn Gill, University of Maine.
2019 Certification Cycle is Now Open
The ESA is now accepting applications from individuals wishing to become certified ecologists. Applications will be accepted online through February 1, 2019. You can start your application now and save it and come back later to complete. Learn more about the application process, requirements, fees, and certification levels.
2019 ESA Membership Options
Thinking of joining for the first time? Here are just a few reasons why you should!
Laura Huenneke selected to lead as President of the Ecological Society of America for 2018-2019
“Huenneke’s prestigious career achievements encompass a rare combination of scientific expertise and organizational experience. Under her leadership, ESA is poised to continue and expand its influence in the ecological field and other sectors,” said Catherine O’Riordan, ESA executive director.
Public health, medical, academic, and scientific groups oppose EPA transparency rule
ESA joins with 68 science and health organizations to oppose the EPA “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” proposed rule.