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NSF Biological Sciences Advisory Committee Meets Amid Pandemic, Discuss COVID-19 impacts, switch to no-deadlines and more.

The National Science Foundation’s Biological Science’s Advisory Committee (BIO AC) held a virtual, abbreviated meeting April 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The committee, composed of biological and ecological scientists from across the research enterprise, typically meets twice a year for a two-day in-person meeting. Here are some of the highlights from that meeting relevant to the ecological science community: COVID-19…

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Policy News: May 4, 2020

In This Issue: National Science Board to Convene, Discuss NSF’s COVID-19 Response Agencies release guidance for grantees and grant opportunities for COVID-19-related research. Congress Senate Environment and Public Works Committee introduces draft water infrastructure bill. Executive Branch EPA finalizes WOTUS rule, Science Advisory Board finalizes review of “Transparency in Science” rule Courts Supreme Court creates new test for Clean Water…

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Policy News: April 20, 2020

In This Issue: Federal Agency Award COVID-19 Resources Agencies release guidance for grantees and grant opportunities for COVID-19-related research. The Ecology of COVID-19 Blog Series First post from the Long-term Ecological Research Network offers considerations for deciding whether and when to go into the field. Congress Senators ask Secretary of State to take action to shutdown the global illegal wildlife…

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Policy News: April 6, 2020

In This Issue: Lawmakers Provide Additional Funding for Science Agencies in CARES Act, Funding Agencies Release New Guidance NSF receives $76 million for coronavirus grants. EPA Reduces Enforcement Activities, Extends Comment Period for “Transparency in Science” Rule by 30 Days The comment period for the proposed rule closes May 18. Executive Branch NSF Director France Cordova completes her six-year term,…

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Policy News: March 23, 2020

In This Issue: ESA Requests Research Funding in Pandemic Response Legislation, Extension for NSF Grant Deadlines Congress considers third COVID-19 bill. White House instructs federal agencies to provide short-term administrative relief for grantees. Webinar: What You Need to Know about the Nagoya Protocol, Access, and Benefit-sharing When Planning Your Research Webinar will be held on March 26 at 2:00 PM…

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Policy News: March 9, 2020

In This Issue: ESA Selects 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients Twelve ecology graduate students will receive policy and communications training and discuss the importance of federal funding for science with lawmakers. State Department Seeks Comments about whether Digital Sequence Information Should be Included in the Nagoya Protocol Public meeting will be held March 12, with a…

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Policy News: February 24, 2020

In This Issue: Congress Full House of Representatives passes wilderness bills. Executive Branch White House Office of Science and Technology Policy requests information about oceans sciences partnerships, public access to peer-reviewed publications. Courts Groups challenge WOTUS rule, NEPA regulations in the courts. Scientific Community Council of Graduate Schools finds that the number of international graduate students enrolled in institutions in…

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Policy News: February 11, 2020

In This Issue: White House Seeks Cuts to NSF, Other Science and Environmental Programs NSF receives a seven percent cut. Trump Administration Formally Proposes Weakening the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Proposed rule would prevent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from fining companies that accidentally kill birds. Graphic: Administration Narrows Definition of Protected Waters A graphic from PoliticoPro summarizes what waters…

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Policy News: January 27, 2020

In This Issue: White House Finalizes “Waters of The U.S.”  rule, removing protections for wetland and streams Six things to know about the new regulation. Congress House Natural Resources Committee advances Migratory Bird Protection Act. Executive Branch EPA’s Science Advisory Board reviews “Transparency in Science” rule. Courts Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismisses youth climate case. States Florida Governor Ron…

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