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Inclusive Ecology Section of the Ecological Society of America

Providing support for ecologists, regardless of physical/mental ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture, nationality, family status, politics, religion, level of education, or age.

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Our Story

Our Story

The Inclusive Ecology section was established in the summer of 2016 in order to provide resources and support for all ecologists, regardless of physical/mental ability, gender identity, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture, nationality, family status, politics, religion, level of education, or age. During its establishment, concerns were raised that the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and its sections already strive to be inclusive, and that there are already several programs in place to address issues of diversity. Emerging patterns in our national socio-political climate have rendered establishment of this section especially timely. In the spirit of our mission, we are coordinating efforts to engage people from myriad perspectives in collegial conversation with a common goal of advancing ecological science.

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Want to support Inclusive Ecology?

Want to support Inclusive Ecology?

The ESA Inclusive Ecology section is sponsoring a Special Session (#12) on Monday evening at the upcoming conference in Portland (OR), which will focus on causes and strategies for alleviating impacts of environmental change on minority communities. As a new section (founded in 2016), we are striving to accomplish a lot with relatively few resources...

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Submit a design for our logo contest!

Submit a design for our logo contest!

Congratulations to the winners of the Inclusive Ecology logo design competition: Amanda Postolowski (1st place), Leigh Carroll (2nd place), and Sam Raasch (3rd place). Amanda’s winning design will be featured on the Inclusive Ecology T-shirts that will be on sale at ESA 2017.

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  • Want to support Inclusive Ecology?

    Illustration of a variety of species with world maps on them.

    The ESA Inclusive Ecology section is sponsoring a Special Session (#12) on Monday evening at the upcoming conference in Portland (OR), which will focus on causes and strategies for alleviating impacts of environmental change on minority communities. As a new section (founded in 2016), we are striving to accomplish a lot with relatively few resources. The organizing members of Inclusive…

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  • Inclusive Events at ESA 2017

    We are organizing, co-sponsoring, or endorsing several events at the upcoming ESA conference this August (2017) in Portland, OR: Joint Mixer and Informal Business Meeting – Meet and mingle with people from Inclusive Ecology, TEK, Urban Ecology, Black Ecologists, Education, Environmental Justice, and Human Ecology. Mon. 8/7, 6-8PM. Organized Oral Session – Biodiversity and human diversity for ecosystem health and sustainability…

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  • Stand against hate crimes

    We are greatly saddened by recent deaths of Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche in Portland (OR), who came to the aid of two Muslim women who were being assaulted with hate speech because of their religion. We urge you to express solidarity with the victims’ families and exercise restraint in the challenging weeks ahead.

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  • SEEDS Graduate Alumni Travel Awards

    Apply for Diversity/SEEDS Alumni Awards of up to $1,000 each for minority graduate students/postdocs to defray costs of travel to the August, 2017 ESA conference. http://esa.org/seeds/annual-meeting/seeds-alumni-awards/

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  • Inclusive Ecology at ESA 2016

    The Inclusive Ecology section will be meeting for the first time at the joint mixer for the Agroecology, Applied Ecology, Asian Ecology, Early Career, Education, Human Ecology, International Ecology, Justice, Long-term Studies, Rangeland, TEK, and Urban Ecology folks.  Due to ongoing health problems, I am unlikely to be at the meeting in person, but everything should be set up to…

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  • Section Planning

    Interested in helping to direct the future of the Inclusive Ecology section?  Offer your ideas and comments here.  People will not be able to officially join the section until 2017 ESA enrollment begins, but our first business meeting will be at the 2016 annual meeting, and all are welcome.

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  • Call for new leadership

    The first business meeting of the Inclusive Ecology section is in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at the 2016 annual meeting.  The section needs a new chair and also a vice-chair. Volunteer here!

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