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Sections are organized within ESA’s membership to promote interaction among those with similar research and discipline interests. Sections organize activities and facilitate communication among their members.

ESA welcomed four new sections in 2015: the Ecological Restoration Section, Invasion Ecology Section, Open Science Section, and Communication and Engagement Section. In 2016, the Black Ecologists Section was created.
Links to section websites and social media are provided at the end of each paragraph. The section name links to history information, if available. With ESA’s Centennial in 2015, the Historical Records Committee strongly encourages all sections to research and publish their history. We are happy to help—please let us hear from you!


At this time, HRC is not tracking section awards, but old records may be found at Awards given by Chapters and Sections.