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Action Alert – Call for Experts in Hurricane Aftermath

Do you have ecological knowledge to share concerning rebuilding and restoration efforts for areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey or Irma? Sign up to serve as a resource for the media, elected officials, governments, or organizations. Sign up here. Dear ESA Member, ESA is asking for members to sign up to be a point of contact for any media inquiries and…

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ESA to Hold New Special Policy Forum at Annual Meeting

View the Special Policy Forum Program announcement and speakers on the ESA Annual Meeting website. In the wake of the change in administration in January, the political landscape has become more challenging to navigate for scientists seeking to conduct research and inform policy. The new administration in Washington has proposed significant cuts to federal spending on scientific research and development…

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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici Selected as 2017 ESA Regional Policy Award Winner

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present its tenth annual Regional Policy Award to U.S. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), representative of Oregon’s 1st congressional district, during the Society’s Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon in August. The award recognizes an elected or appointed local policymaker with an outstanding record of informing policy decisions with ecological science. A member of the…

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ESA Announces 2017 Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA). This award provides graduate students with the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC for policy experience and training. Six recipients were selected for this year’s award: Jason M. Aloisio (Fordham University), Tyler C. Coverdale (Princeton University), Anna M. Groves (Michigan…

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ESA endorses the March for Science

RSVP if you plan on participating in the March for Science in Washington, D.C. or in another city. ESA, the largest society of ecologists in the world, endorses the nonpartisan March for Science. The Society joins over 28 organizations and scientific societies in supporting the mission of the March to publicly communicate science as a pillar of human freedom and…

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ESA joins other scientific societies in support of Clean Water Rule

ESA and six other scientific societies sent a letter to President Trump expressing support for the Waters of the United States Clean Water Rule and endorsing an amici curiae brief filed by wetland and aquatic scientists in support of the rule. A version of the letter was also sent to Congress urging members to defend the Clean Water Rule. March 1, 2017 President Donald…

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Ecological Society of America announces 2017 Fellows

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce its 2017 Fellows. The Society’s fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and management and policy. Fellows are members who have made outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served by ESA, including, but not restricted…

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ESA joins 151 scientific groups in letter urging President Trump to rescind visa and immigration order

January 31, 2017 President Donald J. Trump The White House United States of America   Dear President Trump: The January 27, 2017, White House Executive Order on visas and immigration has profound implications for diplomatic, humanitarian, and national security interests, in part because of the negative impact on US science and engineering capacity. The undersigned organizations — representing a broad spectrum…

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Call for public input on Northwest Forest Plan Science Synthesis

The U.S. Forest Service is revising the policies and guidelines governing the management of federal forests in the Pacific Northwest. Two decades of ecological research and monitoring data have accumulated since the adoption of the Northwest Forest Plan in 1994. To inform revisions, the Pacific Northwest (which includes Oregon and Washington) and Pacific Southwest (which includes California) Research Stations instigated…

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ESA Special Election Message: The Transition

The following statement is attributable to Ecological Society of America President David M. Lodge. ESA is the world’s largest community of professional ecologists. “Although the US election promises great changes, the laws of nature will  remain unchanged. These include the dependence of human welfare on clean water, clean air, well managed fish populations, abundant bees to pollinate our crops, and…

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