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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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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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