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ESA Urges All Nations to Take Climate Action at COP26

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) calls on world leaders attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow to pledge immediate action to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions that limits rising temperatures to 1.5⁰ C. Scientists are observing unprecedented changes in the Earth’s climate system due to human activities. Current climate trends…

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ESA at COP 26

ESA has received official observer status at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on October 31 – November 12, 2021. ESA members will be attending COP26. This page will be updated with resources related to COP 26 and updates from ESA members at COP 26. ESA Urges All Nations to Take Climate Action at…

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GSPA Recipient Emily Geest Hosts Congressional Staff at Nature Preserve

by Emily Geest Last October, ‘science policy’ was a mysterious phrase that I vaguely understood meant the intersection of science and policy. So, when I saw the opportunity to apply for the 2021 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) last fall I applied so I could finally understand what this process really was and untangle what role science…

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Ecological Monographs Update

30 June 2021 Dear ESA Membership, Dr. Aimée Classen gave the Governing Board notice of her resignation as Editor-in-Chief of Ecological Monographs, effective December 2021. We thank her for her exemplary service and dedication to Monographs, and to ESA publications. She put her vision into action and strengthened Monographs’ impact to become one of the leading outlets for comprehensive studies…

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ESA Governing Board Approves Major Initiatives

by Kathleen Weathers, ESA President The ESA Governing Board members met for its spring meeting over Zoom May 11-12. Even with the virtual social limitations, Board members were highly engaged, and ever-thoughtful as we considered several important—some even called them historic—positive strides forward. Agenda topics focused on advancing ESA’s strategic priorities, the health of ESA’s finances, discussions of future ESA…

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Action Alert: Endorse the NSF for the Future Act

May 25, 2021 Dear ESA Members: The US House of Representatives may be considering the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Future Act (H.R. 2225) soon. The bill would reauthorize landmark legislation for the National Science Foundation (NSF), provide steady, increasing funding levels for NSF and also create a new Technology and Engineering Solutions Directorate. The bill contains provisions for…

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