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Concern for the Clean Water Act

ESA voices concern about EPA’s effort to weaken the Clean Water Rule.

The EPA’s Clean Water Act for 2019

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.

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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 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:

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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.

ESA Certification Website

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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