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A black-throated green warbler. Credit, Dan Pancamo.

Population Ecology of Some Warblers of Northeastern Coniferous Forests #ESA100 notable papers

Sixty years ago Robert MacArthur ventured into spruce woods in Maine and Vermont to study five species of warblers

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Forging ahead: the #ESA100 (2014-15) annual report

The 2014-2015 (August to August) Annual Report is online. The 100th year of the society featured lively conversations on the past, present, and future of ecology. We marked the centennial with special additions to the annual meeting program, reflections on notable papers of the last century, a contest imagining the ecological work of the future, and Centennial research articles, among many other projects. The year…

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Parks & People volunteers plant trees on a street in Baltimore. Credit, Parks & People Foundation.

#ESA100 carbon offsets: ESA donates $23,000 to Baltimore’s Parks & People Foundation

To offset the carbon expended to bring ecologists to the 100th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Md., ESA contributed $5 for each person attending to support community greening projects through a local non-profit.

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Ecology in a Changing World: the #ESA100 centennial video

Who is the face of ecology in the new millenium? Where do ecologists work and what research questions engage the community? How will ecology bring science to bear on the environmental problems of our age? Ecological scientists at the peak of their careers and those just starting out comment on the state of the discipline as the society enters its second century.

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Ecology from treetop to bedrock: human influence in earth’s critical zone #ESA100

An organized session on Critical Zone Ecology at ESA’s 100th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Md. Tuesday, August 11, 2015: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM, rm 328 Conference website Program Native Apps More press releases for the 100th Annual Meeting   On the high slopes of the Eel River watershed on California’s North Coast Range, large conifers sink their roots deep through the soil…

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Resource guide: advancing eco-comm through multimedia

Scicomm resource guide to eco-communication

Looking to expand your toolbox? Curious to test the waters of science communication for the first time? Either way, you’ll want to tap into the wide-ranging SciComm Resource Guide curated by ESA’s SciComm Section. Context In 2014, we hosted an ambitious multimedia workshop at the annual meeting. That half-day workshop offered a crash course in writing, photography, sketching, and audio-video…

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Sketching your notes at #ESA100

Enhance your sketching toolkit at #ESA100! Guest post by Bethann Garramon Merkle Everyone can sketch – even you. Sketching in the field to complement data collection? #doodling4science #outofthebox #scicomm #ESA2014 #pinkjuniper — Dr. Pika Jo Varner (@johannavarner) August 10, 2014 Researchers have demonstrated that drawing (even without training) can: aid learning & memorization help clarify what you know enhance…

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Backyards prove surprising havens for native birds #ESA100

Tucked away from judging eyes, backyards are unexpected treasure troves of resources for urban birds. ESA Centennial Annual Meeting, August 9-14, 2015 in Baltimore, Md. Ecological Science at the Frontier Program Press Releases Media Registration Many of us lavish attention on our front yards, spending precious weekend hours planting, mowing, and manicuring the plants around our homes to look nice…

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Cover picture: Although climate change poses the largest anthropogenic threat to the Arctic and Antarctic, other impacts — including pollution, fisheries overharvesting, and invasive species — must not be overlooked. Applying lessons learned from ecosystem management at both poles may help to mitigate regional environmental risks and conserve species, such as the Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae).

Hardening shorelines, polar lessons, and legal divides in the Aug 2015 ESA Frontiers

Highlights from the August 2015 issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment   Armored in concrete, hardened shorelines lose the soft protections of coastal wetlands As we expand our coastal cities and armor the coast against the ravages of the sea, we lose the resiliency of the coastlines’ natural defenses. Rachel Gittman and colleagues at the University of North Carolina,…

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The Interdisciplinary Ecologist: Remembering a Great, Helping the Next #ESA100

A guest post by Clare Fieseler (twitter: @clarefieseler), a PhD candidate in the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology at UNC-Chapel Hill. Fieseler has co-organized a workshop on “Educating the Interdisciplinary Ecologist: Assessing Educational Ecosystems to Help PhD Students Succeed, Get Hired, and Push Boundaries” at ESA’s 100th Annual Meeting in Baltimore on Saturday, August 8, with fellow UNC-Chapel Hill…

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