The ESA Rapid Response Team (RRT) is comprised of ecological scientists in a variety of fields, ranging from agroecology and invasive species to climate change and science education. These experts have committed to serve as resources for policymakers and the media. The RRT works with ESA staff to provide on-call ecological expertise in a variety of ways, which may include:

  • Serving as panelists in briefings for congressional staff
  • Providing expert testimony to Congress
  • Analyzing the likely ecological consequences of proposed changes to environmental regulations
  • Providing scientific feedback for news stories

To see what the team has been up to, take a look at the quarterly ESA in Action Newsletter

Past ESA in Action Newsletters

Past Rapid response Team Newsletters

For more information, contact Terence Houston, ESA Policy Analyst terence@esa.orgĀ or Alison Mize, ESA Director of Public Affairs