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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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What New Changes to ESA’s Governance Mean for You

As you may recall, ESA formally made the latest in a series of changes to our Bylaws, as recommended by the Governing Board and adopted by the ESA Council last August. Overall, the goal of these changes in our Bylaws is to enhance participation of members in leadership roles and to add transparency to ESA decision-making processes. The new Bylaws…

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Policy News: January 10, 2022

In this issue: ESA Water Cooler Chat: COP 26 Debrief Join ESA in sharing lessons learned from COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. Scientific Community The USCRP seeks ecologists feedback on outline of NCA5 chapter outlines. Congress Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) signals willingness to support climate provisions of the Build Back Better Act. Executive Branch White House seeks feedback about the American…

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Policy News: December 20, 2021

In this issue: Congress Senate committee holds hearing for the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Executive Branch NOAA releases the annual Arctic Report Card. States California, Arizona, Nevada and the federal government reach agreement to reduce water consumption in the Colorado River basin. International A draft of IPBES’ thematic assessment of invasive alien species and their control is open for review….

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ESA Statement on the Safety of Ecologists at Field Stations

We are concerned by the recent news report on sexual misconduct associated with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). We commend the courageous women who came forward to share their experiences and hold the perpetrators accountable. For ecologists, this situation hits us close to home because many of the women targeted are colleagues in our field. In the short term,…

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Policy News: December 6, 2021

In this issue: Apply for the 2022 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are due Dec. 10, 2021. Congress Congress passes stopgap measure to fund the government through Feb. 18. Executive Branch USDA proposes reinstating roadless protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. States Maryland Attorney General Sues Monsanto. Scientific Community The National Academics issues a call for nomination…

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Policy News: November 22, 2021

In this issue: Apply for the 2022 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are due Dec. 10, 2021. House Passes Reconciliation Bill, Biden Signs Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Bill includes $668 million for National Science Foundation (NSF) research and training grants and $500 million for NSF climate research. Nations Agree to “Phase Down” Use of Coal at UN Climate…

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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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