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ESA/USGS Cooperative Summer Internship Program

The Ecological Society of America is pleased to partner with the US Geological Survey to offer summer internships to outstanding field-trained undergraduate ecology majors. Nominate your best student/s and tell us about your Field Training Courses or Programs. Criteria for Eligible Students and Qualifying Field Training Courses or Programs Apply.

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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 decades 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:

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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.

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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.

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ESA Seeks Editor-in-Chief for Ecology

The ESA is seeking applicants for the position of Editor-in-Chief of Ecology. The oldest of the ESA journals, Ecology will celebrate its 100th year of publication in 2019. Dr. Donald R. Strong, Jr., who has led this journal for the last 18 years, will be stepping down in December 2019. Published monthly in partnership with Wiley, Ecology is the most frequently cited journal in the field and is widely regarded as a leading voice for ecological science. The journal is published online and is accessible by members of the ESA and institutional subscribers worldwide. We welcome applicants from diverse and international backgrounds. Please select the following link for a full job description and application information.

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2019 ESA Membership Options

ESA members, renew today to keep your benefits—Annual Meeting discounts and publishing grants, among so many others—going through next year.

Thinking of joining for the first time? Here are just a few reasons why you should!

Members of ESA's sections and chapters that focus on diversity in the membership posing together at the 2018 ESA Annual Meeting in New Orleans


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.

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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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