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ESA Statement on the Safety of Ecologists at Field Stations

We are concerned by the recent news report on sexual misconduct associated with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). We commend the courageous women who came forward to share their experiences and hold the perpetrators accountable. For ecologists, this situation hits us close to home because many of the women targeted are colleagues in our field. In the short term,…

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Honoring Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month and the Ecological Society of America honors our Native American members and the broader Native American communities as stewards of the lands and waters they have inhabited for many generations.

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ESA & COP26: Day 6 – Is Art the Opposite of Science?

This is a guest post by Andrew Barton, who is an ESA member attending COP26 in Glasglow, Scotland. Barton is a forest and fire ecologist, a writer, and a biology professor at the University of Maine at Farmington. This post was originally published on Barton’s blog The World Is on Fire. All photos and videos are by Barton.  by Andrew Barton…

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ESA & COP26: Day 5 – People

This is a guest post by Andrew Barton, who is an ESA member attending COP26 in Glasglow, Scotland. Barton is a forest and fire ecologist, a writer, and a biology professor at the University of Maine at Farmington. This post was originally published on Barton’s blog The World Is on Fire. All photos and videos are by Barton.  by Andrew Barton…

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ESA & COP26:: Day 2: Progress

This is a guest post by Andrew Barton, who is an ESA member attending COP26 in Glasglow, Scotland. Barton is a forest and fire ecologist, a writer, and a biology professor at the University of Maine at Farmington. This post was originally published on Barton’s blog The World Is on Fire. All photos and videos are by Barton.  by Andrew…

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ESA & COP26: Day 3 and 4: Island Nations are Angry and Science Update

This is a guest post by Andrew Barton, who is an ESA member attending COP26 in Glasglow, Scotland. Barton is a forest and fire ecologist, a writer, and a biology professor at the University of Maine at Farmington. This post was originally published on Barton’s blog The World Is on Fire. All photos and videos are by Barton.  by Andrew…

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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 and to expand efforts to facilitate adaptation efforts in vulnerable regions of the world. Scientists are observing…

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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. Read the Daily COP26 Observations Andy Barton is forest…

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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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