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ESA Policy News: March 6, 2023

In this issue: Comment Period for the National Nature Assessment Closes March 31, 2023 White House Office of Science and Technology Policy leaders appeal for input from ecologists in a Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment editorial. Call for Nominations for 2023 ESA Regional Policy Award ESA seeks nominations for its annual Regional Policy Award to recognize a local or…

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Policy News: March 14, 2022

In this issue: Lawmakers Pass Fiscal Year 2022 Spending Bills NSF receives a four percent increase. ESA Stands with Ukraine ESA stands in solidarity with the scientists, the research community and all Ukrainian people. Congress Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advances nomination of Asmeret Asefaw Berhe to lead Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Executive Branch White House solicits…

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Honoring Black History Month

This letter is provided by the leadership of ESA’s Black Ecologists Section and supported by ESA. The ESA Black Ecologists Section and the Ecological Society of America would like to celebrate Black History Month and the many contributions of past and present Black ecologists and environmentalists. We are thankful for all the Black scientists who helped advance the field of…

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Honoring Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month and the Ecological Society of America honors our Native American members and the broader Native American communities as stewards of the lands and waters they have inhabited for many generations.

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Policy News: June 14, 2021

In this issue: Senate Passes U.S. Innovation and Competition Act Bill increases authorized funding for the National Science Foundation to $29 billion by FY 2026. Biden’s First Reg Agenda Lays Out Plan to Roll Back Trump Environmental Rules Federal agencies plan to reverse National Environmental Policy Act rules and more. Scientist Elected to Congress Environmental policy expert is elected to…

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Special Policy News 1: The Transition

Special Policy News 1: The Transition In This Issue: ESA Statement on Science in the Biden Administration “The ecological community stands ready to work together with the Biden administration by providing scientific expertise to further inform equitable and evidence-based policy decisions.” President Biden Takes Office, Orders Review of Trump Environmental Regulations Biden’s first actions as president include rejoining the Paris…

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Ecological restoration is impossible

Why on earth would an ecologist, much less one employed by the Ecological Society of America, say such a thing? Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of papers and books have been devoted to the subject, not to mention numerous meetings and at least one professional society (the Society for Ecological Restoration International, a partner in ESA’s 2002 and 2007 annual meetings.) The phrase “ecological restoration” generates 772,000 hits on Google, the phrase “ecological restoration is impossible” six. So this would appear to be a minority opinion. But perhaps some explication will produce broader agreement than the current three-quarter million to one ratio would imply.

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Contributing to ESA News and Views

Welcome to ESA News and Views, the ESA blog. We welcome your contributions and comments about ecological research, education, and management. Please read the submmission guidelines and disclaimer on this page for information about how to submit posts or add your comments to others’ posts. We look forward to hearing from you. Contributed by Clifford Duke, Coordinator, ESA News and…

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