Philanthropic roots yielding fruit at ESA’s meeting
Jul29

Philanthropic roots yielding fruit at ESA’s meeting

Blogpost from ESA President Laura Huenneke July 29, 2019 As I’ve written here previously, the Ecological Society of America works hard to manage its financial resources for the broadest possible benefit of its members. We strive to keep dues, meeting registration fees, and the cost of our services as low as possible to maximize access and value. Grants from governmental and foundation sources can support additional offerings. But in...

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Policy News: July 29, 2019
Jul29

Policy News: July 29, 2019

In This Issue: 104th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America convenes in Louisville, KY Meeting plenaries and symposia explore the meeting theme “Bridging Communities and Ecosystems: Inclusion as an Ecological Imperative.” Honeybees in the Crosshairs EPA affirms the use of the pesticides chlorpyrifos and sulfoxaflor. Congress White House, Congressional leaders reach an agreement to boost nondefense...

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ESA Welcomes Kathryn Cottingham as Editor in Chief of Ecology
Jun03

ESA Welcomes Kathryn Cottingham as Editor in Chief of Ecology

After an extensive, competitive search, the Ecological Society of America is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathryn Cottingham as the Editor in Chief of its journal Ecology.

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Giant Tortoises Migrate Unpredictably in the Face of Climate Change
May20

Giant Tortoises Migrate Unpredictably in the Face of Climate Change

Unlike many migratory species, Galapagos giant tortoises do not use current environmental conditions to time their seasonal migration Galapagos giant tortoises, sometimes called Gardeners of the Galapagos, are creatures of habit. In the cool dry season, the highlands of the volcano slopes are engulfed in cloud which allows the vegetation to grow despite the lack of rain. On the lower slopes, however, there is no thick fog layer, and...

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Call for New ESA Rapid Response Team Members
Apr19

Call for New ESA Rapid Response Team Members

We are expanding the Society’s Rapid Response Team (RRT), a diverse group of about 50 ecologists who are subject matter experts and help ESA address policy and media opportunities in a timely and effective manner. ESA invites any member to apply to be a member of the RRT. One of ESA’s central missions is to share ecological information with policymakers and members of the media. Since the Society opened its Public Affairs Office in...

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ESA Member Opportunity: Attend the ESA Southwestern Chapter Communicating Science Workshop
Apr15

ESA Member Opportunity: Attend the ESA Southwestern Chapter Communicating Science Workshop

ESA Member Opportunity Attend the ESA Southwestern Chapter Communicating Science Workshop **Travel Awards of up to $200.00 will be given to each attendee as a supplement for travel costs.** RSVP now Reserve your spot now.  June 7, 10:00 am-5:00 pm  Northern Arizona University, 1100 S Beaver Street 86011 Attend and hone your science communication skills. Learn how to effectively communicate your science to Members of Congress and the...

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The Ultimate Standoff: Hummingbird Vs. Caterpillar
Dec17

The Ultimate Standoff: Hummingbird Vs. Caterpillar

Researchers observe a defense mechanism for caterpillars can attract unwanted attention https://www.esa.org/esablog/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/MVI_0410-1920-1920.mp4 In a 26-minute standoff, a snake-mimicking caterpillar was unable to feed during attacks from a nest-defending hummingbird. (Video provided by James Marden) When a caterpillar disguises itself as a snake to ward off potential predators, it should probably expect to be...

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