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Policy News: December 4, 2017

The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications now open. ESA is now accepting applications for its 2018 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training and meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more information and…

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2017 Annual Meeting Photo Contest Winners

“Exchanging Ecological Ideas”  The ecological community gathers each year for the ESA Annual Meeting. The heart of our society is its members and the free exchange of scientific ideas. Thus, the theme for the 2017 photo contest was “Exchanging Ecological Ideas“. ESA members snapped photos during the annual meeting to express the free exchange of scientific ideas. ESA awarded first…

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Policy News: November 20, 2017

The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications now open. ESA is now accepting applications for its 2018 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training and meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more information and…

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Policy News: November 9, 2017

ESA Action Alert: Contact your Members of Congress about tax legislation that impacts higher education institutions and students We urge all ESA members and those in academia to contact their U.S. House Representative and Senators today about The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) legislation affecting students and higher education institutions. H.R. 1 would repeal Sec. 117 (d)(5), which…

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Policy News: October 23, 2017

ESA Communications Workshop We still have a few spaces available. Registration closes Tuesday, October 24. RSVP here. ESA is holding an inaugural Communicating Science Workshop for members to address the needs of ecologists to communicate scientific information in a variety of public and professional interactions. The workshop will provide participants with skills to effectively communicate with the media, Congress, and…

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Policy News: October 10, 2017

ESA Communications Workshop Space is available. RSVP here. ESA is holding an inaugural Communicating Science Workshop for members to address the needs of ecologists to communicate scientific information in a variety of public and professional interactions. The workshop will provide participants with skills to effectively communicate with the media, Congress, and the public. When: Nov. 2, 1:00pm-5pm and Nov. 3,…

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Assist Ecologists Affected by Hurricanes and Earthquake

ESA is thinking about its members, their families, and their co-workers affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and by the Mexico City earthquake. Ecologists well understand the impact of natural disasters on ecological systems, but have also witnessed nature’s ability to rebound after such disturbances. For members whose lives were affected by the hurricanes and the earthquake, we hope your…

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Policy News: September 25, 2017

In This Issue: Trump Administration Climate Update International Climate Agreements President’s position is unambiguous; State seeks nominees for IPCC report. EPA Nominations for Climate Change Policy Positions Setting up endangerment finding? EPA Science Advisory Board Nominees Include Climate Skeptics Public comment open on 132 nominees. “Red-team, Blue-team” Climate Change Debate Pruitt gives few details, but it could take months, and…

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Action Alert – Call for Experts in Hurricane Aftermath

Do you have ecological knowledge to share concerning rebuilding and restoration efforts for areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey or Irma? Sign up to serve as a resource for the media, elected officials, governments, or organizations. Sign up here. Dear ESA Member, ESA is asking for members to sign up to be a point of contact for any media inquiries and…

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Policy News: September 12, 2017

In This Issue: Administration Joins with Democrats to Pass Continuing Budget Resolution Harvey disaster funding tied to federal budget EPA Changes Require Political Aide’s Approval for Grants, Reshuffle Offices Pruitt stifles science by giving political appointee authority to squash grants Flood Infrastructure and Harvey New executive order strikes sea level consideration from federal infrastructure projects Zinke Makes Monument Recommendations and…

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