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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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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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