A Brief Look Back at ESA in 2019
Jan07

A Brief Look Back at ESA in 2019

An update from Executive Director Catherine O’Riordan Happy New Year!  As ESA members and staff begin a new year in 2020, I would like to take a few minutes to reflect on a few of our accomplishments in 2019.  The ESA Governing Board led an effort to draft a new strategic plan that will guide our efforts through 2022.  In addition, they have begun a review of ESA governance that has resulted in changes to modernize ESA Bylaws. ...

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Humans are components of ecosystems: a response to “100 articles every ecologist should read”
Feb06

Humans are components of ecosystems: a response to “100 articles every ecologist should read”

In November 2017, the publication in Nature Ecology & Evolution of “100 articles every ecologist should read,” by Franck Courchamp and Corey JA Bradshaw, stirred the ecological community. Timon McPhearson, an associate professor of Urban Ecology at The New School in New York City and Research Fellow at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and Stockholm Resilience Centre, Dagmar Haase a Professor of Landscape Ecology at...

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ESA Issues Statement Condemning Stifling of EPA Scientists
Oct23

ESA Issues Statement Condemning Stifling of EPA Scientists

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cancelled the speaking appearances of three agency ecologists at an event hosted by the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program in Providence, Rhode Island held on Oct. 23. The event launched the 2017 “State of Narragansett Bay and Its Watershed Summary Report.” EPA scientists contributed to the report, which addresses issues affecting the bay, including climate change. In response to the...

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Collaborating with the incarcerated in ecological restoration, education, and sustainability
Aug25

Collaborating with the incarcerated in ecological restoration, education, and sustainability

By Nalini Nadkarni, professor at the University of Utah and ESA’s vice president for Education and Human Resources; Tom Kaye, executive director and senior ecologist at the Institute of Applied Ecology; Chad Naugle, sustainability program manager at the Oregon Department of Corrections; Debbie Rutt, adjunct faculty member at Portland State University and volunteer at the Coffee Creek Corrections Facility, Kelli Bush, Sustainability in...

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Delivering On Science’s Social Contract – Guest Post
Jul27

Delivering On Science’s Social Contract – Guest Post

By Jane Lubchenco, Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR This article has been republished with permission from the Michigan Journal of Sustainability.  5(1) 2017 DOI: 10.3998/mjs.12333712.0005.106   As an environmental scientist, I think about the questions that you have been discussing today in light of my own experiences in the world of science, engagement, management, policy and public...

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