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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…

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Master Plant Science Team A Sponsored Opportunity for Graduate Students Download ESA Master Planting Science Team brochure [PDF] The Ecological Society of America invites graduate students to join the 2020-2021 PlantingScience Master Plant Science Team. Applications are due August 7, 2020. The Master Plant Science Team is designed to provide compensation for a cohort of 5 graduate students who make a…

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Ecology Education

Online Teaching  Resources for online teaching In response to the mounting pressure for faculty to switch to online teaching within a very short time to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 virus, we have compiled a list of teaching resources to provide assistance during this transitional period. This page includes links about switching to online teaching, addressing accessibility, and connecting with different online teaching communities to share…

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Science Engagement

The ESA Panel on Vegetation Classification provides impartial scientific expertise to agencies and partners, and represents the expertise of professional ecologists spanning academic, agency, and non-governmental sectors.

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Workshops and courses to help scientists gain the skills they need to navigate changes in funding, policy, and technology Sustaining Biological Infrastructure (SBI) Training Initiative This initiative, launched by ESA in 2014 and supported by the National Science Foundation, provides project directors with the core business planning, marketing, and communication skills they need to ensure their labs, collections, field stations,…

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SEEDS Program

Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability What’s New? Accepting applications for the 2019 ESA Annual Meeting SEEDS Travel Awards! Sign up to be a SEEDS Mentor at the 2019 ESA Annual Meeting!   The Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability program is the flagship award-winning education program of the Ecological Society of America. Its mission is to diversify and advance…

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Fellows Program

ESA designates as Fellows of the Society certain members who have made outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served by ESA. Such contributions include, but are not restricted to, those that advance or apply ecological knowledge in academics, government, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. Eligibility criteria Any current regular member of ESA who has been a regular…

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Student Programs

SEEDS The Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability (SEEDS) program is the award-winning flagship education program of the Ecological Society. Its mission is to diversify and advance the ecology profession through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest of underrepresented students to participate, and to lead in ecology. The core SEEDS program components offer hands-on, engaging experiences with ecology…

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