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2023 Improvements for the Annual Meeting Program

By Tim Nuttle, 2023 Program Chair In 2022, the Meetings Committee recommended changes for the ESA Annual Meeting program to adapt and meet attendees’ needs. The Governing Board approved these changes to go into effect for this year’s meeting in Portland. The goal: To accommodate as many presentation submissions as possible across the range of professional ecological practice. You can…

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ESA meeting diverse students where they are: ESA at SACNAS and MANRRS

Last month, Ecological Society of America leaders and staff were among the 6,000+ attendees for the National Diversity in STEAM conference, hosted by SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. ESA President Sharon Collinge, Diversity Committee Chair Carmen Cid, Diversity Committee member Conchi Rodriguez Fourquet, Professional Programs Coordinator Sandra Del Rio,…

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Highlight from ESA Governing Board 2022 Fall Meeting

by Lin Meng, Council Speaker The ESA Governing Board 2022 Fall Meeting was held from Nov. 1 to 2, 2022, at the ESA office in Washington, DC. The board members and ESA staff discussed past ESA activities, decisions to be made, current opportunities and plans for ESA. I was excited to attend the Governing Board meeting for the first time…

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ESA at COP 27: Desert Storms in the Arabian Peninsula

ESA Member Claire Williams sent the following update from the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from her colleague, Dr. Fatin Samara. Williams and Samara have proposed a climate x health framework for testing anthropogenic pollutant content in desert dust storms in the Arabian Peninsula. Most of these storms originate in Iraq’s Tigris-Eurphatis Basin which…

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ESA at COP27: Science Day

ESA Member Morgan L. Rogers attended the first week of the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt using a official observer badge from ESA. Rogers is a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Los Angeles, based in the Urban Planning Department and the Luskin Center for Innovation. She shares the following observations from COP27’s…

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ESA Urges All Nations to Take Climate Action at COP27

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) calls on world leaders attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to pledge immediate action to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions that limits rising temperatures to 1.5⁰ C and to expand efforts to promote adaptation efforts in vulnerable regions of the world. Scientists…

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ESA at COP 27

ESA has received official observer status at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh on November 6 – November 18, 2022. ESA members will be attending COP27. This page will be updated with resources related to COP 27 and updates from ESA members at COP 27. COP Briefing Series The Environment and Energy Study…

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Highlights from ESA/CSEE 2022: NEON Data Users

by the National Ecological Observatory Network In August, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE) held a joint meeting in Montréal. ESA/CSEE 2022 was the first in-person meeting for the societies since 2019, and there were plenty of reasons to be excited. Our favorite? Seeing talks and posters from researchers who are leveraging…

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A Change Is Gonna Come: NEON Highlights from ESA/CSEE 2022

by the National Ecological Observatory Network   This summer, more than 3500 ecologists from across North America (and around the world) gathered in Montréal for the 2022 joint meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE). Taking place August 14-19, the event was the first in-person annual meeting of ESA since…

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Ecologists Convene in Montreal

The 2022 ESA & CSEE Joint Meeting in Montreal was the first in-person annual meeting since 2019, and like we’ve all probably experienced at recent re-convenings, it was truly a week of inspiration, learning, and connection! We were impressed with the volume of presentations, workshops, and sessions that emphasized the human dimensions of ecological systems, resilience, Indigenous knowledge, and welcoming…

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What is Your Vision for Ecology and ESA in the Future?

From ESA President Sharon Collinge – seeking your ideas: As I launch into a year as ESA President, I am looking forward to collaborating with everyone in the ESA community to advance our mission. In addition to continuing our focus on making ESA more inclusive through DEIJ activities, I am seeking your ideas to advance the ESA Visioning Project, a…

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ESA Future Visioning Project

Future Visioning Announcement from ESA President Dennis Ojima, President-Elect Sharon Collinge, and Past-President Kathleen Weathers In 2015, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) celebrated 100 years of successfully advancing the science and practice of ecology. Following a major governance review and bylaws revisions (effective January 2022), guided by the 2019 – 2022 strategic plan and with a new perspective, as…

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