ESA SEEDS program receives NSF award
Jul29

ESA SEEDS program receives NSF award

Thanks to a $1.3 million award, DEB-1929524, from the National Science Foundation, the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) SEEDS – Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability – program will be able to build upon the gains achieved in the past two decades to support and retain diverse talent in the ecological sciences through 2024. ESA SEEDS: Exploring Science and Careers in Ecology will weave career development...

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Philanthropic roots yielding fruit at ESA’s meeting
Jul29

Philanthropic roots yielding fruit at ESA’s meeting

Blogpost from ESA President Laura Huenneke July 29, 2019 As I’ve written here previously, the Ecological Society of America works hard to manage its financial resources for the broadest possible benefit of its members. We strive to keep dues, meeting registration fees, and the cost of our services as low as possible to maximize access and value. Grants from governmental and foundation sources can support additional offerings. But in...

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Celebrating and Empowering ESA – A Journey Towards Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice
Jul22

Celebrating and Empowering ESA – A Journey Towards Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

Kennedy “Ned” Rubert-Nason, University of Maine at Fort Kent; ESA Inclusive Ecology section Teresa Mourad, Ecological Society of America Aramati Casper, Colorado State University; ESA Inclusive Ecology section Zakiya Leggett, North Carolina State University; ESA SEEDS alumna When it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, knowing that there is a safe space to broach highly sensitive topics is a big deal. The Ecological...

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ESA’s Annual Meeting Evolving to Meet Member Needs
Jul01

ESA’s Annual Meeting Evolving to Meet Member Needs

Blogpost from ESA President Laura Huenneke July 1, 2019 Scientific conferences play key roles in the growth of a discipline and in the careers of scientists. Members of the Ecological Society of America tell us that the annual August meeting is a valued benefit, both in surveys and by participating in the meetings. As I’ve noted in this space before, the meeting is also important to the Society as a venue for serving our members and...

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Managing the ESA budget
Jun04

Managing the ESA budget

Blogpost from ESA President Laura Huenneke June 4, 2019 ESA strives to provide excellent programs that benefit its members. A great deal of thought and planning goes into the ESA budget to ensure that programs are successful and are meeting our members’ expectations. An important role of the ESA Governing Board is to oversee finances.  ESA’s members pay annual dues, and those attending our meetings pay registration fees. What other...

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