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ESA Council Votes to Accept New Bylaws

Dear ESA Members, I am pleased to announce that the ESA Council approved new Bylaws for the Society to replace ESA’s constitution. The Bylaws go into effect March 1, 2020. The Council’s vote supports the decision made last fall by the general membership to accept the new governance documents. Read the blog post from last November for more details on…

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Rim Fire, California 2013. Mike McMillan, USFS.

ESA updates its wildfire, forest management, and climate resources

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has updated its virtual issue on “Wildfire, Forest Management, and Climate.” ESA scientists with expertise on wildfire drivers, ecosystem impacts, and other related issues are available for comment and to respond to questions and inquiries. As the likelihood and intensity of fires is increasing amid drought and climate warming, multiple approaches for understanding and…

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A Brief Look Back at ESA in 2019

An update from Executive Director Catherine O’Riordan Happy New Year!  As ESA members and staff begin a new year in 2020, I would like to take a few minutes to reflect on a few of our accomplishments in 2019.  The ESA Governing Board led an effort to draft a new strategic plan that will guide our efforts through 2022.  In addition, they have begun…

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ESA joins other scientific societies in opposing potential Trump executive order

  Blogpost by Osvaldo Sala, ESA President On December 18, ESA joined 125 other societies in sending a letter to address a potential Trump administration executive order that would require all papers produced by federally funded research be made freely available immediately upon publication. While ESA supports open data and facilitates the accessibility of its science content to the broadest…

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ESA Executive Director visits British Ecological Society Meeting

Blog post by ESA Executive Director Catherine O’Riordan This week I traveled to Northern Ireland for the first time to represent ESA at the British Ecological Society meeting in Belfast. Traveling to Belfast directly from the U.S. is difficult, as most flights go through London, so I flew to Dublin and took a two-hour bus ride across the border. Fortunately…

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ESA Updating its Governance to Better Serve Its Members

Osvaldo Sala, ESA President Jessica Gurevitch, ESA Secretary Evan DeLucia, ESA Vice President for Finance Over the past year, the ESA Governing Board has been working to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the Society’s governance, with efforts resulting in proposed changes to our governing documents. Many changes have occurred in the 23 years since the most recent constitution and…

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Ecological Society of America Announces New Members Elected to Governing Board

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is proud to announce the election results for its governing board members. Those selected by the membership to serve are Member-at-Large Zoe Cardon, Ecosystems Center at Marine Biological Laboratory; Vice President for Finance Jeannine Cavender-Bares, University of Minnesota; President-Elect for 2020 Dennis Ojima, Colorado State University; Vice President for Public Affairs Laura Petes, NOAA…

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ESA Seeks Editor-in-Chief for Ecological Applications

New Application Deadline: Jan. 27, 2020 The Ecological Society of America is seeking applicants for the position of Editor-in-Chief of its journal Ecological Applications. David Schimel, who has led this journal since 2001, will be stepping down as Editor-in-Chief in December 2020. Ecological Applications focuses on the applications of ecological science to environmental problems. It publishes papers that develop scientific…

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ESA’s Strategic Plan

By ESA President Osvaldo Sala, The landscape of science is changing, and the Society strives to be flexible and evolve to serve its members. Over the past year, I was charged as President-Elect to lead the Governing Board members and staff to thoughtfully craft the ESA’s Strategic Plan for 2019-2021 to meet the needs of ecologists. In-person and Zoom meetings…

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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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Call for Experts in Hurricane Aftermath

Dear ESA Member, ESA is asking for members to sign up to be a point of contact for any media inquiries and requests from government officials or organizations to provide information in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Ecological information is needed now to help inform the media on the ecological implications of the storm. As you know, Hurricane Dorian devastated…

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