ESA voices concern about proposed changes to EPA’s use of scientific data
Apr25

ESA voices concern about proposed changes to EPA’s use of scientific data

Wednesday April 25, 2018 For Immediate Release The Ecological Society of America is concerned with reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a rule that would require all data from scientific studies be made public and be reproducible. Over the past 50 years the EPA has worked to protect public health and welfare by enforcing the Clean Air Act, and by 2020, it will have prevented 230,000 early deaths. The EPA...

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Lizards, mice, bats and other vertebrates are important pollinators too
Apr05

Lizards, mice, bats and other vertebrates are important pollinators too

ESAFrontiers study reviews the global importance of vertebrate pollinators for plant reproduction Bees are not the only animals that carry pollen from flower to flower. Species with backbones, among them bats, birds, mice, and even lizards, also serve as pollinators. Although less familiar as flower visitors than insect pollinators, vertebrate pollinators are more likely to have co-evolved tight relationships of high value to the...

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Life of an albatross: ecologists tackle individuality in studies of populations
Feb28

Life of an albatross: ecologists tackle individuality in studies of populations

A study published in Ecological Monographs follows 9,685 wandering albatrosses throughout their long lives, seeking the intrinsic differences that make some individuals outstanding performers

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Finding common ground for cattle, fish, and people in the big mountain west
Feb09

Finding common ground for cattle, fish, and people in the big mountain west

A special issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment looks for new solutions to old problems by pooling the knowledge of scientists, ranchers, feds, community groups, and tribes   Tension between the needs of cattle and fish is a source decades of controversy in northeast Oregon’s Blue Mountains. Endangered bull trout, steelhead trout, Chinook salmon, and sockeye salmon require cold, clear water in mountain streams to...

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Catherine O’Riordan joins ESA as new Executive Director
Feb08

Catherine O’Riordan joins ESA as new Executive Director

The ESA Governing Board announced today that Dr. Catherine O’Riordan, interim co-CEO and chief operating officer of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), will join the Society’s staff as its new executive director on April 16. O’Riordan, an ocean scientist and highly accomplished association executive, will be only the third executive director in ESA’s 100+ year history. “I am excited about this opportunity to lead ESA in...

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