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Dear ESA Rangeland Ecology Section Members,

Greetings from your section executive committee members:  Chair David Augustine, Vice-chair Peter Adler, Secretary Mari-Vaughn Johnson, and Past-chair Lizzie King.

It was great to see many of you last week at the Society for Range Management meeting in Sacramento! For those of you who missed it, a few highlights included multiple symposia addressing collaborative, adaptive management of rangelands, two symposia on conservation and ecology of the sagebrush steppe, symposia and workshops addressing use of ecological site descriptions, and a long list of technical sessions on rangeland ecology.  The program and abstracts can still be accessed at:

Over the past several years, our section has worked to increase awareness and membership in the section.  As part of this effort, we had a booth at the recent SRM meeting in Sacramento, provided materials on ESA and our section, and had a great time meeting the many folks (especially many graduate students) that stopped by to try our rangeland ecology trivia quiz.   Thanks to Aaron Rhoades, Justin Derner, and Savannah Warwick for their help with this effort.

For the upcoming centennial ESA meeting in Baltimore, the section has several planning efforts. 

  1. We will again have a booth at the meeting to further our outreach effort.  If you would be willing to help with the booth this year, please email
  2. Second, the section has sponsored an organized oral session (organized by Peter Adler) titled “From Drought to Deluge: Evolutionary Lessons for Natural Resource Management in an Increasingly Variable World”.   We look forward to seeing many of you there.
  3. We also plan to have our annual business meeting at lunchtime on Monday at the annual meeting.  The business meeting will be our primary opportunity to discuss future symposia and organized oral sessions, so please come with ideas!  Details on exact time and location will be in the meeting program.
  4. We will again sponsor travel grants for graduate students at the annual ESA meeting.  The announcement should be posted on the ESA website in April or May, and we’d welcome any assistance from section members willing to judge the applications.  Encourage your students to apply!

Finally we will hold elections for the section officers before the annual meeting in August, so please be thinking about nominations or volunteers!


David, Peter, Mari-Vaughn, & Lizzie


August 18, 2014 – ESA Rangeland Section Annual Report

July 23, 2014 — 2014 Section newsletter

March 26, 2013 — Section Newsletter

May 31, 2013 — Applications for student travel awards to ESA are due

August 3, 2012 — Ballots for election are due

July 17, 2012 — Section Newsletter

February 24, 2011 — Workshop on “Making Your Science Usable For Decision Makers” at 2011 ESA

February 9, 2011 — Section Newsletter:

Section sponsoring 2 Organized Oral Sessions plus a Special Session at 2011 ESA

Section student travel award — applications due May 31, 2011

August 2-6, 2010 — Section events at ESA Annual Meeting: Business meeting, sponsored special session and symposium

July 31 – Aug 6, 2010 — Students events at ESA Annual Meeting

July 16, 2010 — Ballots for elections are due.

July 1, 2010 — Nominations due for President -elect and Secretary; announcements of interest.

January 22, 2010 — Section organizes Special Session and Symposium for 2010 ESA Annual Meeting

August 24, 2009 — Updates from ESA 2009 Business Meeting

July 23, 2009 — Rangeland Ecology Section Mixer at ESA 2009

July 7, 2009 — Call for nominations for Vice-Chair, Rangeland Ecology Section

August 2, 2007 — Rangeland Ecology Section sponsored events at ESA 2007 Annual Meeting

July 13, 2007 — 2007 Ballot for Vice-Chair of Rangeland Ecology Section

July 21, 2006 — 2006 Ballot for Vice-chair & Secretary of Rangeland Ecology Section

July 11, 2006 — Call for judges of First Annual Rangeland Ecology Section “best” student  poster and oral paper presentations at ESA 2006 Annual Meeting

May 16, 2006 — Rangeland Ecology Section sponsored events at ESA 2006 Annual Meeting

May 5, 2006 — Call for nominations for Vice-chair and Secretary of Rangeland Ecology Section

July 25, 2005 — Election results and section-sponsored events at ESA Annual Meeting in Montreal

June 30, 2005 — 2005 Annual Report and Newsletter of Rangeland Ecology Section

June 23, 2005 — 2005 Ballot for Vice-Chair of Rangeland Ecology Section

May 24, 2005 — Call for nominations for Vice-Chair of Rangeland Ecology Section

July 6, 2004 — 2004 Newsletter and Annual Report of Rangeland Ecology Section

July 6, 2004 — 2004 Ballot for Chair-elect and Secretary of Rangeland Ecology Section

May 26, 2004 — Call for nominations for Chair-elect and Secretary of Rangeland Ecology Section

August 14, 2003– ESA Rangeland Ecology Section: 2004 and Beyond

August 12, 2003– Section Web Sites

August 4, 2003– Election Results

July 30, 2003– ESA Meeting Highlights

July 10, 2003– Vote for Chair-elect of Rangeland Ecology Section

May 13, 2002– Newsletter

March 18, 2002– Newsletter

July 29, 2001– ESA Meeting Activities 2001

July 19, 2001– Newsletter

July 9, 2001– Newsletter

July 5, 2001– Newsletter