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From August 3-6, ESA will virtually host the Annual Meeting for ecologists from around the world. This is an opportunity...
05/19/2020
ESA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting | EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science

From August 3-6, ESA will virtually host the Annual Meeting for ecologists from around the world. This is an opportunity to join your colleagues and leaders from various fields for four days of inspiration, community, and focus on your career, as well as looking forward to the future. Register today! https://www.esa.org/esablog/ecology-in-the-news/news-events/esa-2020-virtual-annual-meeting/

Posted By ESA Public Affairs on May 19, 2020 | Dear ESA Member, ESA will be holding a totally virtual Annual Meeting this year from August 3–6 in response to the pandemic. The virtual meeting will provide an opportunity for you to join colleagues and leaders from across the field for four days of ...

In this week's Policy News- Pandemic response legislation includes $125 million for NSF,  $40 million for U.S. Geologica...
05/18/2020
Policy News: May 18, 2020 | EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science

In this week's Policy News
- Pandemic response legislation includes $125 million for NSF, $40 million for U.S. Geological Survey wildlife disease work.
- The National Science Board and NSF's biological science advisory committee hold meetings
- ESA and other scientific organizations oppose EPA's "transparency in science" rule.
Read more: https://www.esa.org/esablog/ecology-in-policy/policy-news-may-18-2020/

Posted By Nicole Zimmerman on May 18, 2020 | In This Issue: Pandemic Response House Legislation Includes Funding for Science, Wildlife Disease The latest coronavirus bill includes $125 million for NSF. Webinar: Invasive Species Policy and COVID-19 Speakers will explore how ecological research can in...

ESA is pleased to welcome an esteemed panel to discuss a short history of policy and responses to previous invasive spec...
05/13/2020

ESA is pleased to welcome an esteemed panel to discuss a short history of policy and responses to previous invasive species. Speakers will explore pathogens and how ecological research can inform policy and contribute knowledge to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species.

Thursday, May 21 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM eastern

Moderated by Jim Carlton, Williams College, Emeritus

Panel:
Dan Simberloff, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Laura Meyerson, University of Rhode Island
Nina Fefferman, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Link to register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8251390970599288592

In this week's Policy News:- Agencies release guidance for grantees and grant opportunities for COVID-19-related researc...
04/20/2020
Policy News: April 20, 2020 | EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science

In this week's Policy News:
- Agencies release guidance for grantees and grant opportunities for COVID-19-related research.
- Blog from the Long-term Ecological Research Network offers considerations for deciding whether and when to go into the field.
- USFWS announces agreement for monarch butterfly conservation.
Read more: https://www.esa.org/esablog/ecology-in-policy/policy-news-april-20-2020/

Posted By Nicole Zimmerman on Apr 20, 2020 | In This Issue: Federal Agency Award COVID-19 Resources Agencies release guidance for grantees and grant opportunities for COVID-19-related research. The Ecology of COVID-19 Blog Series First post from the Long-term Ecological Research Network offers consi...

In this week's Policy News:- National Science Foundation receives $76 million for coronavirus grants and administration ...
04/06/2020
Policy News: April 6, 2020 | EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science

In this week's Policy News:
- National Science Foundation receives $76 million for coronavirus grants and administration in the CARES Act.
- EPA reduces enforcement, extends the comment period for "transparency" rule.
- White House Office of Science and Technolgy Director Kelvin Droegemeier serving as acting NSF director.
Read more:
https://www.esa.org/esablog/ecology-in-policy/policy-news-april-6-2020/

Posted By Nicole Zimmerman on Apr 6, 2020 | In This Issue: Lawmakers Provide Additional Funding for Science Agencies in CARES Act, Funding Agencies Release New Guidance NSF receives $76 million for coronavirus grants. EPA Reduces Enforcement Activities, Extends Comment Period for “Transparency in ...

What’s your favorite virtual field trip? Join ESA’s Weekly Water Cooler Zoom meeting this afternoon at 4:00 ET to talk a...
04/03/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: What's Your Favorite Virtual Field Trip?. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

What’s your favorite virtual field trip? Join ESA’s Weekly Water Cooler Zoom meeting this afternoon at 4:00 ET to talk about your favorites & how you use them, & maybe learn about new tools you can use.

https://esa.zoom.us/meeting/register/upQkd-ytqjwv_g77wCCbMEfz1iSww3BWTg

Virtual field trips are especially useful now, but they can add a lot to the scientific experience even under less stressful circumstances. Bring yourself and your favorite beverage to a loose chat about field trips. By participating in this session, you agree to follow ESA's Online Community Partic...

Now is the time to get everyone thinking ecologically. For majors and non-majors alike, the ecological mindset serves st...
03/31/2020

Now is the time to get everyone thinking ecologically. For majors and non-majors alike, the ecological mindset serves students in their daily lives, and benefits society and future generations. To help us get there, submit a proposal and join the conversation on inclusive approaches. Closing date for proposals is April 2, 2020.

https://www.esa.org/ldc/

Join us for our first Water Cooler chat to talk about what “field” mean to you? Bring your favorite beverage and chat wi...
03/27/2020

Join us for our first Water Cooler chat to talk about what “field” mean to you? Bring your favorite beverage and chat with ecology educators on how we can coping with the realities of the day, plus explore #OnlineEd resources from ESA. Today, March 27 at 4:00 PM ET.
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uZMkdOqurDovHP8f8h1SiPkq0RR69kUWUg

In this week's Policy News:- ESA requests research funding in pandemic response legislation, extensions for NSF grant de...
03/24/2020
Policy News: March 23, 2020 | EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science

In this week's Policy News:
- ESA requests research funding in pandemic response legislation, extensions for NSF grant deadlines.
- EPA publishes supplement to its proposed "Transparency in Science" rule.
- State Attorney Generals oppose proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act regulations.
Read more: https://www.esa.org/esablog/ecology-in-policy/policy-news-march-23-2020/

Posted By Nicole Zimmerman on Mar 24, 2020 | In This Issue: ESA Requests Research Funding in Pandemic Response Legislation, Extension for NSF Grant Deadlines Congress considers third COVID-19 bill. White House instructs federal agencies to provide short-term administrative relief for grantees. Webin...

ESA is facilitating peer-to-peer sharing by collecting offers of assistance and resources for those affected by disrupti...
03/13/2020
Peer-to-peer portal established amid COVID-19 disruptions | EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science

ESA is facilitating peer-to-peer sharing by collecting offers of assistance and resources for those affected by disruptions to daily activity by COVID-19.

Learn more and access our portal here:
https://www.esa.org/esablog/research/peer-to-peer-portal-established-amid-covid-19-disruptions/

Posted By ESA Public Affairs on Mar 13, 2020 | Dear ESA Members, ESA is thinking about all those who are affected by the disruption to daily life caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus). We are concerned about the impact that the spread of this disease will personally have on members of the ecologic an...

Job Opening: Public Information Manager for ESA!The Ecologial Society of America seeks an experienced professional for t...
03/11/2020
Job Opening: Public Information Manager for ESA | EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science

Job Opening: Public Information Manager for ESA!

The Ecologial Society of America seeks an experienced professional for the position of Public Information Manager (PIM) in the Office of Public Affairs. The public information manager develops and implements the publicity and media strategy for the Society and its five high-impact, scholarly journals and attracts press attention to the Society’s annual meeting.

The PIM is expected to leverage his/her own efforts—along with those of the ESA membership department, the ESA publication department, student interns, occasional freelancers, and external partners—to achieve maximum exposure for ESA through all available and appropriate channels. Promoting ESA scholarly journals and the Society are the top public priorities for the manager.

Read more about the job, and find application instructions here: https://www.esa.org/esablog/ecology-in-the-news/news-events/job-opening-public-information-manager-for-esa/

Posted By ESA Public Affairs on Mar 11, 2020 | The Ecologial Society of America seeks an experienced professional for the position of Public Information Manager (PIM) in the Office of Public Affairs. The public information manager develops and implements the publicity and media strategy for the Soci...

This isn’t your average program management course! SBI training courses are interactive and curated to your unique needs...
03/10/2020

This isn’t your average program management course! SBI training courses are interactive and curated to your unique needs as a scientist. Come away with an action plan and enhanced skills to improve your project’s sustainability. Join our Strategies for Success course June 9-11 near Baltimore, MD #discoverSBI and register now: www.esa.org/sbi/how-to-apply

In this week's Policy News:- EPA releases a supplement to its proposed 'Transparency in Science' rule.- State Department...
03/09/2020
Policy News: March 9, 2020 | EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science

In this week's Policy News:
- EPA releases a supplement to its proposed 'Transparency in Science' rule.
- State Department considers the expansion of the Nagoya Protocol to include digital sequence information.
- ESA announces 2020 Graduate Student Policy Award recipients.
Read more:
https://www.esa.org/esablog/ecology-in-policy/policy-news-march-9-2020/

Posted By Nicole Zimmerman on Mar 9, 2020 | In This Issue: ESA Selects 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients Twelve ecology graduate students will receive policy and communications training and discuss the importance of federal funding for science with lawmakers. State....

ESA offers its members discounts on publishing, access to journals, and connects ecologists in all different fields. It ...
03/02/2020
Membership – The Ecological Society of America

ESA offers its members discounts on publishing, access to journals, and connects ecologists in all different fields. It is the worlds largest community of professional ecologists, creating a strong network of professionals. Join today to get connected with other ecologists and receive membership benefits, including a discount on the Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah coming up in August!
https://www.esa.org/membership

HomeMembership Membership We are the nation’s largest community of professional ecologists ESA is a community of 9,000 scientists, researchers, decision makers, policy managers, and educators who are dedicated to understanding life on earth. We are an advocate for ecology and a voice for ecologist...

ESA is honored to announce this year’s Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) recipients. This award...
03/02/2020

ESA is honored to announce this year’s Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) recipients. This award provides graduate students with the opportunity to receive policy and communication training in Washington, D.C. before they meet lawmakers.

ESA selected twelve students to receive the award: Tiffany L. Betras (University of Pittsburgh), Callie R. Chappell (Stanford University), Claire E. Couch (Oregon State University), Ayo Andra J. Deas (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), Ed Higgins (University of Oklahoma), Renata Poulton Kamakura (Duke University), Alexander K. Killion (University of Michigan), Mayda Nathan (University of Maryland), Vasavi Prakash (Auburn University), Natali R. Ramirez-Bullon (Florida State University), Bradley A. Strickland (Florida International University) and Harrison R. Watson (Princeton University).

Students will travel to DC March 25-26 to learn about the federal legislative process and science funding, to hear from ecologists working in federal agencies, and to meet with their Members of Congress on Capitol Hill.

https://www.esa.org/esablog/ecology-in-policy/esa-selects-2020-katherine-s-mccarter-graduate-student-policy-award-recipients/

In this week's Policy News:- House passes legislation extending federal wilderness protections to nearly 1.4 million acr...
02/24/2020
Policy News: February 24, 2020 | EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science

In this week's Policy News:
- House passes legislation extending federal wilderness protections to nearly 1.4 million acres of public lands in Colorado, California and Washington state.
- White House Office of Science and Technology Policy requests information about oceans sciences partnerships, public access to peer-reviewed publications.
- Groups challenge WOTUS rule, NEPA proposed regulations in the courts.
Read more here: https://www.esa.org/esablog/ecology-in-policy/policy-news-february-24-2020/

Posted By Nicole Zimmerman on Feb 24, 2020 | In This Issue: Congress Full House of Representatives passes wilderness bills. Executive Branch White House Office of Science and Technology Policy requests information about oceans sciences partnerships, public access to peer-reviewed publications. Court...

In Brazil there is a plant so strange that researchers predicted – and 27 years later, proved – that opossums are key to...
02/12/2020
Caught on camera, pollinating opossums confirm decades-long theory | EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science

In Brazil there is a plant so strange that researchers predicted – and 27 years later, proved – that opossums are key to its pollination.

The plant "Scybalium fungiforme," a little-known fungus-like species, has bunches of tiny flowers that are housed by a hard surface of bracts – like on an artichoke. The bracts must be opened or peeled back to expose the flowers and nectar to pollinators such as bees. Enter: opossums and their opposable thumbs.

In the early 1990s Patrícia Morellato, a professor at São Paulo State University in Brazil, studied the plant and captured an opossum with nectar on its nose. The observation went unpublished until this year after Felipe Amorim and his students set up camera traps to get direct evidence of opossum pollination. And they did!

Amorim sent his colleague Morellato the footage. “When she watched the videos,” he says, “she sent me a voice message as excited as we were when we first saw the opossum visiting the flowers, because it was the first time she saw something she predicted two and a half-decades ago!”

See more photos and read about these fascinating flowers and their many pollinators here: https://bit.ly/3bwFcKz

Find the paper here: https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3001

In this week's Policy News:- The president's budget request includes a 7% cut to NSF, 23.5% cut to USGS and more.- Admin...
02/11/2020
Policy News: February 11, 2020 | EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science

In this week's Policy News:
- The president's budget request includes a 7% cut to NSF, 23.5% cut to USGS and more.
- Administration proposes formally weakening the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
- Democrats introduce plastics legislation.
https://www.esa.org/esablog/ecology-in-policy/policy-news-february-11-2020/

Posted By Nicole Zimmerman on Feb 11, 2020 | In This Issue: White House Seeks Cuts to NSF, Other Science and Environmental Programs NSF receives a seven percent cut. Trump Administration Formally Proposes Weakening the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Proposed rule would prevent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serv...

In this week's Policy News:- Trump administration releases final Waters of the U.S. rule, decreasing protections for wet...
01/27/2020
Policy News: January 27, 2020 | EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science

In this week's Policy News:
- Trump administration releases final Waters of the U.S. rule, decreasing protections for wetlands and streams.
- National Science Board releases 2020 Science and Engineering Indicators report.
- House Natural Resources Committee advances the Migratory Bird Protection Act.
Read more here: https://www.esa.org/esablog/ecology-in-policy/policy-news-january-27-2020/

Posted By Nicole Zimmerman on Jan 27, 2020 | In This Issue: White House Finalizes “Waters of The U.S.” rule, removing protections for wetland and streams Six things to know about the new regulation. Congress House Natural Resources Committee advances Migratory Bird Protection Act. Executive Bran...

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The Ecological Society of America is the world's largest professional organization of ecological scientists, representing 10,000 researchers, educators, natural resource managers and students in North America and over 90 countries. Members share a passion for understanding the relationships between organisms and their past, present and future environments. ESA publishes five highly ranked peer-reviewed journals an online Bulletin. ESA also offers free, online publications. The Society also represents the ecological community on issues such as resource management, ecological education and public policy.

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Dear friends, To celebrate the World Bee Day, declared by the United Nations, we have re-uploaded our collection of icons of functional groups pollinators to our website, but this time completing it with some functional groups that we were missing and that some of you, kindly, reminded us in your messages (bats, lizards and so on). We have also left a downloadable with all the icons in vectorial in case you prefer to have them in that format (Instead of svg we have preferred to use eps). We encourage you to use them freely in your publications and presentations and to ... make it known to the UN and to all of society that pollinators are much more than bees! https://go.shr.lc/2WvCAqX More hugs (virtual) for everyone and lots of encouragement with this complex pandemic situation!
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