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ESA Special Policy News 3: The Transition

We are keeping you up-to-date with a new Federal Agency Transition Tracker. In This Issue ESA 2017 Graduate Student Policy Awards Application period is open. Read More President-elect Transition Update Trump appointees at odds with basic mission of appointed agencies. Read More COMPETES Reauthorization COMPETES fails, but may provide template for new Congress. Read More Legislative Update Continuing Resolution –…

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ESA Special Policy News Edition 2: The Transition

ESA Joins with Science Societies and Urge Trump to Name a Science Advisor ESA joined with 29 leading scientific societies and sent a letter requesting that President-elect Trump appoint a science advisor with the title of Assistant to the President for Science and Technology who is a nationally respected leader with the appropriate engineering, scientific, management and policy skills necessary…

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ESA Special Policy Letter: The Transition

ESA joined with 29 leading scientific societies and  sent a letter requesting that President-elect Trump appoint a science advisor with the title of Assistant to the President for Science and Technology who is a nationally respected leader with the appropriate engineering, scientific, management and policy skills necessary for this critically important role. November 23, 2016   Mr. Donald Trump Office…

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ESA Special Policy News Edition 1: The Transition

How Will A New Administration Affect Science This is a developing story and some statements in this article will change. With the elections behind us, many in the academic and scientific sphere are bracing for the next administration’s policy platforms and subsequent implementation. Congress and the Executive Branch now share the same political party and federal funding for scientific research…

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ESA Special Election Message: The Transition

The following statement is attributable to Ecological Society of America President David M. Lodge. ESA is the world’s largest community of professional ecologists. “Although the US election promises great changes, the laws of nature will  remain unchanged. These include the dependence of human welfare on clean water, clean air, well managed fish populations, abundant bees to pollinate our crops, and…

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Q&A on public engagement with UMN IonE Director Jessica Hellmann

ESA Fellow and AAAS Leshner Fellow Jessica Hellmann is director of the Institute on the Environment and a professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. Some ESA members regularly practice public engagement, but it often falls by the wayside due to lackluster support from their workplace and time pressures. Four ESA members, who are in the fist…

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David Lodge begins term as ESA president for 2016-2017

David Lodge, Director of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University, became President of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) on August 12, 2016. As President, Lodge now chairs ESA’s governing board, which establishes the Society’s vision, goals and objectives. “The need is greater than ever for rigorous scientific information about the dependence of humans on nature, and…

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ESA donates $12,000 in environmental offsets to Florida’s Archbold Biological Station

To offset the environmental cost of bringing ecologists to the 101th Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL., ESA is contributing $5 for each person attending to support a biodiversity hotspot in the region When over 2,400 individuals from across the United States and around the globe convene for a scientific conference such as the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) meeting in Fort…

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