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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…

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ESA Selects 2019 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is honored to announce this year’s Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) recipients. This award provides graduate students with the opportunity to receive policy and communication training in Washington, D.C. before they meet lawmakers. Ten students were selected for this year’s award: Kristina J. Bartowitz (University of Idaho), Vanessa Constant (Oregon State University),…

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ESA voices concern about EPA’s effort to weaken the Clean Water Rule

  Tuesday, December 11, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Alison Mize, 202-833-8773 x205, alison@nullesa.org   The Ecological Society of America is concerned with the proposed rule issued today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule (Waters of the United States Rule or WOTUS). ESA urges the agencies…

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Laura Huenneke selected to lead as President of the Ecological Society of America for 2018-2019 term

Laura Huenneke, an ecologist and conservation scientist who has also served in university and nonprofit leadership positions, became President of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) during the Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, LA. Elected by the members of ESA for a one-year term, Huenneke presides over the world’s largest professional society of ecologists. Its membership is composed of…

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ESA voices concern about proposed changes to EPA’s use of scientific data

Wednesday April 25, 2018 For Immediate Release The Ecological Society of America is concerned with reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a rule that would require all data from scientific studies be made public and be reproducible. Over the past 50 years the EPA has worked to protect public health and welfare by enforcing the Clean Air…

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ESA Selects 2018 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients

  The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA). This award provides graduate students with the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. for policy experience and training. Ten recipients were selected for this year’s award: Aaron W. Baumgardner (California State University, Bakersfield), Stephen R. Elser…

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2017 Annual Meeting Photo Contest Winners

“Exchanging Ecological Ideas”  The ecological community gathers each year for the ESA Annual Meeting. The heart of our society is its members and the free exchange of scientific ideas. Thus, the theme for the 2017 photo contest was “Exchanging Ecological Ideas“. ESA members snapped photos during the annual meeting to express the free exchange of scientific ideas. ESA awarded first…

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ESA Issues Statement Condemning Stifling of EPA Scientists

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cancelled the speaking appearances of three agency ecologists at an event hosted by the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program in Providence, Rhode Island held on Oct. 23. The event launched the 2017 “State of Narragansett Bay and Its Watershed Summary Report.” EPA scientists contributed to the report, which addresses issues affecting the bay, including climate change….

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Assist Ecologists Affected by Hurricanes and Earthquake

ESA is thinking about its members, their families, and their co-workers affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and by the Mexico City earthquake. Ecologists well understand the impact of natural disasters on ecological systems, but have also witnessed nature’s ability to rebound after such disturbances. For members whose lives were affected by the hurricanes and the earthquake, we hope your…

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