Ecological Society of America

News Media: Press Information

ESA welcomes the opportunity to support science journalists interested in reporting on the research at our meeting. The media is the interface between science and society, and we hope that your reporting will bring broader visibility to issues of importance and interest not only to ecologists but to the general public. As a reporter interested in the broad fields of ecology and environmental science, you’re encouraged to peruse our annual meeting web site for papers being presented within your beat.

Press Credentials
Interested members of the press should contact ESA’s communications officer, Christine Buckley, at or 202-833-8773 ext. 211 to register for the meeting. 

Photo: Inside Media Press Room - Annual Meeting 2007 in San Jose, CA
Photo: Media Press Room - Annual Meeting 2007 in San Jose, CA

ESA will waive registration fees for reporters with a recognized press card. Registration is also waived for current members of the National Association of Science Writers, the Canadian Science Writers Association, the International Science Writers Association and the Society of Environmental Journalists.

ESA will not waive registration for editors of peer-reviewed journals, ad sales representatives, publishers, program officers or marketing professionals. Scientists, advertising or marketing professionals and other non-press room participants must register through general registration and pay the registration fee.

Media attendees are responsible for any fees associated with workshops and fields trips they choose to attend. Please keep in mind that field trips and workshops fill up early.

ESA Newsroom

The ESA newsroom is offered as an amenity for reporters, freelance journalists and radio and television correspondents who attend the meeting. Reporters will have access to computers, internet, a copier, a fax machine and phone lines.
The newsroom will be in room 201 D at the Midwest Airlines Center and can be reached at 414-908-5081.

Newsroom hours:

Institutional Press Officers/Public Information Officers

Press officers may request copies of abstracts related to their institution. ESA is happy to distribute any relevant institutional press releases in the press room. Please contact Christine Buckley at for more information.

Embargo Policy

Please note that specific content related to the abstracts and presentations at the Annual Meeting are strictly embargoed until the day of the session.