Thank you for your interest in ESA’s blog EcoTone! We hope you will help us make this blog a prominent voice in the world of ecology.

We have three simple guidelines that we ask you to comply with in your writing, either contributions or comments, for EcoTone.

  1. EcoTone is the official blog of the Ecological Society of America and any contributions you make will become the property of the Society.
  2. Your name will be associated with each post you contribute to the blog. Use The New York Times test when thinking about your submissions: Would you be comfortable with your post appearing on the front page of the newspaper? If not, think again. Please also review the disclaimer below.
  3. With the exception of direct quotes and references to other interesting stories, EcoTone features unique commentary and information on all topics related to ecological science. Please only contribute original content.

For commenters: ESA created this blog to encourage dialogue and discussion and we welcome your comments. We no longer require commenters to register, but we encourage you to identify yourself in a spirit of open exchange of views.

If you are unable to agree to these points and the disclaimer then we ask you to reconsider contributing to the blog.

What You Should Write About

I want the ESA web site to make me proud to be an ecologist and of my affiliation with the organization.

The above came from a member as we planned our new web site and is a central reason why we created this blog. We want you to write about what makes you proud to be an ecologist. What do you find most fascinating in your current research, work, or teaching? Are you attending a meeting that you’re excited about? What has amused or amazed you? Enthused or angered you? Share it with other ESA members around the world!

Our blog coordinator will work with you individually to hone your topics before posting; however, they should be driven by that which makes you passionate about our field. Tell your story!

Please submit your contribution, with a suggested title and full contact information, to