ESA Updating its Governance to Better Serve Its Members
Nov15

ESA Updating its Governance to Better Serve Its Members

Osvaldo Sala, ESA President Jessica Gurevitch, ESA Secretary Evan DeLucia, ESA Vice President for Finance Over the past year, the ESA Governing Board has been working to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the Society’s governance, with efforts resulting in proposed changes to our governing documents. Many changes have occurred in the 23 years since the most recent constitution and bylaws were put into place, and parts of those...

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Ecological Society of America Announces New Members Elected to Governing Board
Nov15

Ecological Society of America Announces New Members Elected to Governing Board

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is proud to announce the election results for its governing board members. Those selected by the membership to serve are Member-at-Large Zoe Cardon, Ecosystems Center at Marine Biological Laboratory; Vice President for Finance Jeannine Cavender-Bares, University of Minnesota; President-Elect for 2020 Dennis Ojima, Colorado State University; Vice President for Public Affairs Laura Petes, NOAA...

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ESA Seeks Editor-in-Chief for Ecological Applications
Nov08

ESA Seeks Editor-in-Chief for Ecological Applications

The Ecological Society of America is seeking applicants for the position of Editor-in-Chief of its journal Ecological Applications. David Schimel, who has led this journal since 2001, will be stepping down as Editor-in-Chief in December 2020. Ecological Applications focuses on the applications of ecological science to environmental problems. It publishes papers that develop scientific principles to support environmental...

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ESA’s Strategic Plan
Oct21

ESA’s Strategic Plan

By ESA President Osvaldo Sala, The landscape of science is changing, and the Society strives to be flexible and evolve to serve its members. Over the past year, I was charged as President-Elect to lead the Governing Board members and staff to thoughtfully craft the ESA’s Strategic Plan for 2019-2021 to meet the needs of ecologists. In-person and Zoom meetings ensued over multiple time zones where we asked ourselves, “What does...

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ESA wins Cooperative Agreement with NPS to manage the Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change (FPL) program
Oct01

ESA wins Cooperative Agreement with NPS to manage the Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change (FPL) program

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is proud to announce the launch of its new partnership with the National Park Service Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change (FPL) program. The FPL program supports paid internships to address resource management issues arising from global drivers of environmental change in national parks. ESA’s Director of Education and Diversity Programs Teresa Mourad, and Education Programs Coordinator...

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Wind-wildlife interactions are focus of newest Issues in Ecology report
Sep23

Wind-wildlife interactions are focus of newest Issues in Ecology report

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) announces the publication of a new report, “Impacts to Wildlife of Wind Energy Siting and Operation in the United States,” in ESA’s Issues in Ecology publication.

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Call for Experts in Hurricane Aftermath
Sep03

Call for Experts in Hurricane Aftermath

Dear ESA Member, ESA is asking for members to sign up to be a point of contact for any media inquiries and requests from government officials or organizations to provide information in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Ecological information is needed now to help inform the media on the ecological implications of the storm. As you know, Hurricane Dorian devastated large areas of the Bahamas and will impact millions of people in the...

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ESA Joins with the Portuguese Ecological Society to Celebrate Ecology Day 2019 on September 14
Aug29

ESA Joins with the Portuguese Ecological Society to Celebrate Ecology Day 2019 on September 14

Celebrate Ecology Day 2019 on September 14 #ecologyday The Ecological Society of America is joining its international sister societies to celebrate a world Ecology Day September 14. You may still register an event up to Sept. 14 even though the date in the flyer  above says July 31. ESA will be doing an online social media event Sept. 14 to celebrate Ecology Day. The day’s origins came from the celebration of the 150th...

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ESA SEEDS program receives NSF award
Jul29

ESA SEEDS program receives NSF award

Thanks to a $1.3 million award, DEB-1929524, from the National Science Foundation, the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) SEEDS – Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability – program will be able to build upon the gains achieved in the past two decades to support and retain diverse talent in the ecological sciences through 2024. ESA SEEDS: Exploring Science and Careers in Ecology will weave career development...

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Philanthropic roots yielding fruit at ESA’s meeting
Jul29

Philanthropic roots yielding fruit at ESA’s meeting

Blogpost from ESA President Laura Huenneke July 29, 2019 As I’ve written here previously, the Ecological Society of America works hard to manage its financial resources for the broadest possible benefit of its members. We strive to keep dues, meeting registration fees, and the cost of our services as low as possible to maximize access and value. Grants from governmental and foundation sources can support additional offerings. But in...

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