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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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Policy News: January 11, 2021

The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are now being accepted. ESA is now accepting applications for its 2021 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students science policy training and opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more information and details on application requirements. The deadline…

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ESA Policy News: May 30, 2023

In this issue: Supreme Court dramatically shrinks Clean Water Act’s reach Biden administration must now rework recent Clean Water Act regulations.   Join ESAL and ESA for a workshop on local policy and community engagement This June 8 workshop will provide the resources to help scientists and engineers bridge the gap between science and policy   Webinar Recording Available: Protecting…

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GSPA 2023: Sharing Papers on Capitol Hill

In April 2023, 15 ESA members and graduate students in ecology participated in the first in-person Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) event since 2019. In this post, Sarah Rothman (University of Maryland) reflects on her experience participating in the program. It was eye-opening to delve into the world of science policy and funding that makes my research possible. I’ve always…

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ESA Policy News: May 15, 2023

In this issue: Apply for a Badge to Attend COP28 as an Observer via ESA COP28 will take place Nov. 30 – Dec. 12 in Dubai. Congress House Science Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Republican colleagues express concerns that the Energy Department deprioritizing basic research. Executive Branch Biden administration issues proposed rule to limit emissions from power plants. Courts Supreme…

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Apply for a Badge to Attend COP28 as an Observer via ESA

ESA is accepting expressions of interest from members to receive an ESA “observer status” badge to attend the Conference of Parties (COP) 27 Climate Change Conference, which will take place from Nov 30 – Dec. 12 at the Expo City, Dubai, UAE. Applications are due June 14, 2023. ESA may be able to issue a limited number of “observer status”…

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ESA Policy News: May 4, 2023

In this issue: ESA Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients Visit Capitol Hill Fifteen ESA members and graduate students visit Congressional offices for the first in-person Graduate Student Policy Award event since 2019. ESA & ESAL Webinar “Protecting Waterways for Healthy Communities and Ecosystems” – Monday, May 8 at 2:00 pm Join ESAL and ESA to learn how science and policy…

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ESA Policy News: April 17, 2023

In this issue: ESA & ESAL Webinar “Protecting Waterways for Healthy Communities and Ecosystems” – Monday, May 8 at 2:00 pm Join ESAL and ESA to learn how science and policy intersect to protect waterways, hear from local advocates for ecologically sound practices, and discuss the potential impact of an ongoing Supreme Court Case. Congress President Joe Biden vetoes measure…

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ESA Policy News: April 3, 2023

In this issue: ESA Responds to the National Nature Assessment Request for Information Comments are the beginning of a multi-year process of engagement between the ecological community, OSTP and potential users of the National Nature Assessment Call for Nominations for 2023 ESA Regional Policy Award ESA seeks nominations for its annual Regional Policy Award to recognize a local or regional…

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ESA Policy News: March 20, 2023

In this issue: President’s Budget Request Includes Increases for Science Funding Request represents “wishlist” for the administration and includes increases for scientific programs. ESA Selects 2023 Graduate Student Policy Award Fifteen ESA members will travel to DC to receive policy and communications training and meet with policymakers on Capitol Hill. Comment Period for the National Nature Assessment Closes March 31,…

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Biden Administration Proposes Increasing Science Funding in Fiscal Year 2024 Request

President Joe Biden released his President’s Budget Request March 9. This request marks the start of the appropriations process for fiscal year 2024, which starts October 1, 2023. The House and Senate will begin drafting spending bills in the coming weeks. Across administrations, the President’s Budget Request is typically viewed as a “wishlist” and allows the administration to demonstrate its…

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