Policy & News

ESA Public Affairs Office

ESA’s Public Affairs Office manages the Society’s public policy and media initiatives. Working closely with its elected leadership, we facilitate opportunities for members to engage beyond the scientific community through media contacts, press releases, social media, briefings, and one-on-one meetings with policymakers. We provide media and policy training to our members, in addition to bimonthly updates on national policy developments relevant to this ecological community.


ESA provides an ecological perspective on national policy issues and frequently partners with other organizations on areas of mutual concern.

ESA’s policy activities work to infuse ecological knowledge into policy decisions through activities such as policy statements, Capitol Hill briefings, congressional visits days and coalition involvement.

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Communications activities at ESA encourage broad public understanding of ecology, primarily through press releases for the mass media and through the ESA blog, EcoTone

ESA communications works with members of the press worldwide to inform the public about recent advances in ecological science.

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