ESA updates its wildfire, forest management, and climate resources
Jan10

ESA updates its wildfire, forest management, and climate resources

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has updated its virtual issue on “Wildfire, Forest Management, and Climate.” ESA scientists with expertise on wildfire drivers, ecosystem impacts, and other related issues are available for comment and to respond to questions and inquiries. As the likelihood and intensity of fires is increasing amid drought and climate warming, multiple approaches for understanding and mitigation are needed...

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A Brief Look Back at ESA in 2019
Jan07

A Brief Look Back at ESA in 2019

An update from Executive Director Catherine O’Riordan Happy New Year!  As ESA members and staff begin a new year in 2020, I would like to take a few minutes to reflect on a few of our accomplishments in 2019.  The ESA Governing Board led an effort to draft a new strategic plan that will guide our efforts through 2022.  In addition, they have begun a review of ESA governance that has resulted in changes to modernize ESA Bylaws. ...

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ESA joins other scientific societies in opposing potential Trump executive order
Dec24

ESA joins other scientific societies in opposing potential Trump executive order

  Blogpost by Osvaldo Sala, ESA President On December 18, ESA joined 125 other societies in sending a letter to address a potential Trump administration executive order that would require all papers produced by federally funded research be made freely available immediately upon publication. While ESA supports open data and facilitates the accessibility of its science content to the broadest audiences, implementing this executive...

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ESA Executive Director visits British Ecological Society Meeting
Dec20

ESA Executive Director visits British Ecological Society Meeting

Blog post by ESA Executive Director Catherine O’Riordan This week I traveled to Northern Ireland for the first time to represent ESA at the British Ecological Society meeting in Belfast. Traveling to Belfast directly from the U.S. is difficult, as most flights go through London, so I flew to Dublin and took a two-hour bus ride across the border. Fortunately Brexit was not yet an issue so the trip went smoothly (there is...

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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

New Application Deadline: Jan. 27, 2020 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...

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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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