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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 meeting diverse students where they are: ESA at SACNAS and MANRRS

Last month, Ecological Society of America leaders and staff were among the 6,000+ attendees for the National Diversity in STEAM conference, hosted by SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. ESA President Sharon Collinge, Diversity Committee Chair Carmen Cid, Diversity Committee member Conchi Rodriguez Fourquet, Professional Programs Coordinator Sandra Del Rio,…

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Highlight from ESA Governing Board 2022 Fall Meeting

by Lin Meng, Council Speaker The ESA Governing Board 2022 Fall Meeting was held from Nov. 1 to 2, 2022, at the ESA office in Washington, DC. The board members and ESA staff discussed past ESA activities, decisions to be made, current opportunities and plans for ESA. I was excited to attend the Governing Board meeting for the first time…

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ESA Policy News: November 21, 2022

In this issue: White House Releases Draft Fifth National Climate Assessment, ESA to Hold Webinar Nov. 30 Comments on the draft must be submitted by Jan. 27, 2023. ESA to Hold National Nature Assessment Webinar Webinar will be Dec. 6 at 12 noon EDT. Countries Agree to Create “Loss and Damage” Fund at COP 27 Final COP 27 agreement was…

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ESA at COP 27: Desert Storms in the Arabian Peninsula

ESA Member Claire Williams sent the following update from the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from her colleague, Dr. Fatin Samara. Williams and Samara have proposed a climate x health framework for testing anthropogenic pollutant content in desert dust storms in the Arabian Peninsula. Most of these storms originate in Iraq’s Tigris-Eurphatis Basin which…

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ESA at COP27: Science Day

ESA Member Morgan L. Rogers attended the first week of the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt using a official observer badge from ESA. Rogers is a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Los Angeles, based in the Urban Planning Department and the Luskin Center for Innovation. She shares the following observations from COP27’s…

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ESA Policy News: November 7, 2022

In this issue: Apply for the 2023 Katherine S. McArthur Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are due January 1, 2023. ESA at COP 27 ESA has received official observer status at COP 27 in Egypt taking place Nov. 6-18. White House Seeks Comments About the Scope of the National Nature Assessment The Office of Science and Technology Policy solicits feedback…

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ESA Urges All Nations to Take Climate Action at COP27

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) calls on world leaders attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to pledge immediate action to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions that limits rising temperatures to 1.5⁰ C and to expand efforts to promote adaptation efforts in vulnerable regions of the world. Scientists…

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ESA Policy News: October 24, 2022

In this issue: Apply for the 2023 Katherine S. McArthur Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are due January 1, 2023. Call for climate and biodiversity experts to interact with the media ESA seeks members willing to speak to the media ahead of international climate and biodiversity meetings. Congress Senate considering annual defense policy bill, which includes authorizes funding for tropical…

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