ESA Urges NSF to Keep the Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) program

June 8,  2017 France Córdova Director National Science Foundation James Olds Assistant Director, Bio Directorate National Science Foundation   Dear Director Córdova and Assistant Director Olds: The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is the world’s largest society of professional ecologists representing over 10,000 members across the country. We write to urge the National Science Foundation (NSF) to keep the Doctoral Dissertation...

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U.S. Exit from the Paris Agreement Disregards Science and Endangers Global Environment
Jun02

U.S. Exit from the Paris Agreement Disregards Science and Endangers Global Environment

  By withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change, the United States is abdicating its role as the world leader in using science-based information to inform policy. Business, political, and scientific leaders the world over are condemning the decision. More than 190 signatory nations agreed to take actions towards reducing future temperature increases and addressing the serious threats posed by a changing climate to...

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ESA Special Policy News 3: The Transition
Dec15

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 – Funding assured...

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ESA Special Policy News Edition 2: The Transition
Nov29

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 for this critically important role....

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ESA Special Policy Letter: The Transition
Nov28

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 of President-Elect 1800 F...

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