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Expanding the reach of environmental research with Citizen Science

“Investing in Citizen Science can improve natural resource management and environmental protection” is Ecological Society of America’s guide to deciding if citizen science is right for your organization, and the best design to meet your organization’s goals. Number 19 in ESA’s series Issues in Ecology, the report is included as a resource in the Federal Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Toolkit, released by the White House OSTP this morning in conjunction with a Citizen Science Forum webcast live from the White House and a memo mandating the incorporation of citizen science into all federal agency programming.

Structural Complexity in Forests Improves Carbon Capture

By University of Connecticut 8/28/2019 Forests in the eastern United States that are structurally complex — meaning the arrangement of vegetation is varied throughout the physical space — sequester more carbon, according to a new study in Ecology, a journal of the Ecological Society of America. The study by researchers at the University of Connecticut, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Purdue University, demonstrates for…

Policy News: September 9, 2019

In This Issue: Multi-society Letter on Foreign Influence Sixty scientific societies respond to increased scrutiny of foreign influence and espionage in science. Administration Finalizes Endangered Species Act Regulations, Environmental Groups Challenge Changes in Courts Changes would allow agencies incorporate economic considerations into listing decisions and reverse a rule that automatically gives threatened species similar protections as endangered species. Congress House…

CESU Grant Program

A New Opportunity to Apply for Research Funding through ESA ESA is launching a new program to provide members with additional opportunities to apply for research funding. We are a partner of the Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CHWACESU), which regularly issues requests for proposals for funded research opportunities. We encourage ESA members whose institutions are not already part…