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Special Policy News 2: The Transition

Special Policy News 2: The Transition In This Issue: Biden Cabinet Nominees Advance Through the Senate Senate Environment and Public Works Committee holds confirmation hearing for EPA administrator nominee. Biden Administration Tackles Climate Change, Issues Scientific Integrity Memorandum, Pledges to Conserve 30% of Lands and Waters by 2030 and more Orders create the White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy…

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ESA Annual Meeting: Lessons learned and the path forward

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge effect on how we interact with each other and how we communicate scientific information to advance research. Working and interacting virtually has affected all societies and every field of science and ESA and ecology are no exception. Nearly all in-person conferences have been converted to an online format, the so-called virtual conference. 2020…

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Biden Administration Tackles Climate Change, Issues Scientific Integrity Memorandom, Pledges to Conserve 30% of Lands and Waters by 2030 and more

Following his day-one actions committing the U.S. to rejoining the Paris Agreement, cancelling the KeystoneXL pipeline and more (see ESA Policy News, Jan. 25, 2021), President Joe Biden signed another executive order “tackling the climate crisis at home and abroad” Jan. 27, as part of a series of ‘Climate Day’ announcements. The order creates the White House Office of Domestic…

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ESA Statement on Science in the Biden Administration

Jan. 25, 2021 “The Ecological Society of America is in full support of President Joe Biden’s bold actions to restore the central role of science in guiding policy and decision making that is research and evidence-based. As a country, we face many challenges: the COVID-19 pandemic, accelerating impacts of climate change, and racial, economic and environmental injustice to name but…

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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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Policy News: December 21, 2020

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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Alexander von Humboldt for Ecologists

Bruce Byers explores the life and legacy of Alexander von Humboldt, a German polymath whose lasting impact on ecology is being highlighted in a virtual exhibition of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Policy News: December 7, 2020

 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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Policy News: November 23, 2020

In This Issue: President-elect Biden Announces Transition Team Agency review teams include many Obama administration alumni. Inform Science Policy Recommendation for President-elect Biden’s Administration ESA asks for your assistance in creating a list of federal science-related priorities. ESA Webinar — Science in President-elect Biden’s Administration The webinar recording in now available. Memos Outline Climate Policy for the New Administration Biden…

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Advancing Science through Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

By Kathleen Weathers, Pamela Templer, and Catherine O’Riordan “To fulfill ESA’s mission to advance the science and practice of ecology, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color must be fully supported throughout their careers.” -DEIJ Task Force Recommendations At its November 2020 meeting, the Governing Board of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) unanimously endorsed the recommendations submitted by the Task…

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