News, Events and Grants
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Opening: Student Liasion
We are looking for a member of the ESA’s Student Section to join our team as Student Liasion. Visit the Student Section webpage to know more about what a student liaison does.
If you would like to volunteer to this position, email our chairs a short message introducing yourself and your interest in the human dimensions of environmental issues.
2020 ESA Virtual Meeting
Opening plenary: “Scaling Ecological Insight” by Lucas Joppa, Chief Environmental Officer at Microsoft.
Human Ecology #ESA2020
The science of ecology can be advanced only if we improve our understanding of human-environment interactions. As ecologists, we approach the world as an interactive system, with feedback loops between the biosphere, atmosphere, oceans, and land. Human Ecologists emphasize the inclusion of human communities as an integrated and integral part of Earth’s ecosystems. We closely and carefully listen to local voices – how do they perceive their environment? How do they interact with their environment? What further understanding do they seek?
Watch here Dr. V. Beth Kuser Olsen, chair of the Human Ecology Section, speak about Human Ecology.
OOS 1: Building the Future Together: Extending Ecology’s Human Dimensions.
INS 3: “Addressing the Challenges of Ecology’s Human Dimensions: The Human Dimensions Collaborative”
Zooming our way to connect, catch-up, and have fun! This year, we will get together with several other sections in a virtual mixer.
Monday, August 3rd, 5-6 pm ET
Human Ecology Happy Hour
Meet fellow Human Ecology Section members.
Tuesday, August 4th, 4:15 – 4:50 pm ET
Section Business Meeting
We welcome and encourage your participation in our business meeting! Join us in building a strong Section.
Tuesday, August 4th, 5-6 pm ET
Film exhibition – Collodion: The Process of Preservation
When? Tuesday, August 4th, 9 PM ET time (8PM CT/7PM MT/6PM PT)
Story and the Ecological Imagination
When? Tuesday, August 4th, @ 7:00 pm ET time
In conjunction with the annual conference of the Ecological Society of America, but open to the general public: Readings and discussion with authors Julia Corbett, Thomas Fleischner, Susan Gaines, Cylita Guy, J. Drew Lanham, Nalini Nadkarni, Richard Nevle, Stephen Trimble. This event is a collaboration between the Natural History Section of the Ecological Society of America, the Natural History Institute, and The King’s English Bookstore, Salt Lake City.
Applied Ecology Section & Human Ecology Section Joint Travel Award for Students Members
The Human Ecology Section offers a travel award each year to support student-members participation in ESA Meetings. If you are a student and have had any kind of presentation accepted for the ESA conference that relates broadly to Applied or Human Ecology, you are invited to apply to have your registration covered for you. We will strive to provide support to a diverse group of applicants, including candidates from historically underrepresented groups in science.
Applications for the 2020 Student Travel Award is now closed.
Old News is Good News
Human Ecology Section Awarded ESA Section Development Grant
We are very pleased to have been awarded a Section Development Grant for 2019. Titled the Human Dimensions Collaborative, the grant-funded a workshop held on Saturday, 10th August (i.e. the day before 2019 ESA commences).
The workshop is designed to bring together several ESA sections that are oriented around human dimensions of environmental problems and the unjust distribution of their burdens. There is a unique opportunity for these sections to collaborate to share their respective areas of expertise and help ESA as we share the pursuit of a range of our association’s strategic goals.
These include ESA’s mission goals of ‘promoting ecological science by improving communication among members’ and ensuring the ‘appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policymakers’.