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Laura Huenneke selected to lead as President of the Ecological Society of America for 2018-2019

Annual Meeting Opening Plenary

The 103rd Annual Meeting in New Orleans Opening Plenary features Robert Twilley, executive director of the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program and distinguished professor in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Science at Louisiana State University, who will speak about, “Ecosystem design approaches in a highly engineered landscape of the Mississippi River Delta.” The event is free and open to the general public (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN5U_pd4ZBY) and will be live-streamed on Sunday, August 5 at 5:00 PM CDT (Central Daylight Time), UTC / GMT -5 hours.

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Career Fair and Diversity Forum at the ESA Annual Meeting

ESA Career Fair at the Annual MeetingSupport the first ESA Career Fair at the Annual Meeting: Scientists in business, government and nonprofits or researchers in interesting or novel arrangements needed for virtual interview and to share career tips.

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Take part in the first ESA Diversity Forum: Share initiatives to expand diversity and inclusion in ecology.

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Don’t Miss the Chance to Attend Our Fall SBI Training Course

Come spend three days honing your skills in strategic planning, financial man­agement, and communication while networking with colleagues who face similar fundraising challenges. Join us in Fort Collins, CO this October 16-18th and learn the skills to save your project! Apply by August 24th, bring a colleague, and get 50% off their course fee.

Check out our testimonial video and learn more about how SBI has helped past participants keep their projects alive!

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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.

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ESA and USGS Hold a Capitol Hill Roundtable on Science in the Chesapeake Bay

Speakers highlighted science used to inform Chesapeake Bay restoration and management.

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Catherine O’Riordan named ESA executive director

Cathy Oriordan - Executive Director of the Ecological Society of America. Washington, D.C., February 8, 2018 — The ESA Governing Board announced today that Dr. Catherine O’Riordan, interim co-CEO and chief operating officer of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), will join the Society’s staff as its new executive director on April 16. O’Riordan, an ocean scientist and highly accomplished association executive, will be only the third executive director in ESA’s 100+ year history.

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Congratulations to the 2018 class of ESA Fellows & Early Career Fellows

The Society’s fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and management and policy. Learn more about the fellowship program and this year’s elected members in the 2018 announcement and on the ESA Fellows page.

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2017 Election Results

Congratulations to those elected to the ESA Governing Board and the Board of Professional Certification! The willingness of ESA members to run for office and to serve their professional society is truly appreciated.

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2017 Annual Report

Cover image for the ESA 2017 annual report. (A mountain scene.)
View the 2017 ESA Annual Report to see the accomplishments of the past year

Explore the 2017 Annual Report


Assist Ecologists Affected by Hurricanes and Earthquake

ESA is thinking about its members, their families, and their co-workers affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Marie and by the Mexico City earthquake. Many members of the ESA community want to know how they can help get your research back up to speed, whether it’s space in a freezer or on a server, a temporary host for a graduate student, or equipment for your field season. ESA is facilitating member-to-member sharing by collecting offers of assistance and resources to share with those affected.

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FY 2018 Federal Budget Tracker

ESA is keeping you informed with our new Federal Budget Tracker as the appropriations process unfolds.

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