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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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ESA voices concern about proposed changes to EPA’s use of scientific data

The Ecological Society of America is concerned with reports that the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a rule that would require all data from scientific studies be made public and be reproducible.

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ESA Selects Graduate Student Policy Award Winners

Winner of the Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award.Ten students receive the 2018 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award

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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 and 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

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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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