The Ecology of Bourbon Country
Jan16

The Ecology of Bourbon Country

By Bruce A. Byers Just north of what is now Frankfort, Kentucky, the capital of the state, the Kentucky River, flowing north at that point, makes a right-angle bend to the west. Sandbars developed at that turn, creating a shallow ford where bison crossed the river on annual migrations from east to west and back. Daniel Boone passed here, following what was called the “buffalo trace,” in 1771. Euro-American settlers followed Boone and...

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Data Questions? Data Help Desk has the Answers
Oct07

Data Questions?
Data Help Desk has the Answers

Representatives from seven data-intensive organizations shared their expertise and insights with more than 200 booth visitors at ESA2019.

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The Big Picture: What Sustains Biodiversity
Aug06

The Big Picture: What Sustains Biodiversity

Guest post originally published by NCEAS. The synthesis working groups described in this post were funded in 2016 and 2017. The LTER Network Office recently released a new call for synthesis proposals with a deadline of October 23. Eligibility is not limited to members of the LTER Network, although the synthesis must draw on LTER data. Find complete information and application materials on the LTER Network website...

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Former ESA President: “As the climate worsens, wealth inequality will, too.”
Oct17

Former ESA President: “As the climate worsens, wealth inequality will, too.”

  Former ESA President David M. Lodge published an opinion piece in the Washington Post, arguing that climate change and resulting natural disasters like Hurricanes Florence and Michael, will exacerbate economic inequality. For some, a hurricane could mean homelessness and unemployment — tough obstacles to overcome without an adequate safety net and flood insurance coverage. Lodge urges Congress to reform FEMA’s flood...

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All Politics are Local
Jul23

All Politics are Local

Arti Garg believes that scientists need to engage in local policy. In this guest post, Garg shares how she became interested in local government and was inspired to create Engineers & Scientists Acting Locally (ESAL). “Decisions are made by those who show up” – Origin Unknown This quote captures my experience as a policy analyst and adviser in Congress and in the White House. Policymakers hear more information than any...

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