February 2019

Dear ESA member,

In this month's Member Connection newsletter:

Read on!
Meetings Update
Bridging Communities & Ecosystems: Inclusion as an Ecological Imperative

In the spirit of collaboration, inclusion and cross-disciplinary science, the ESA will be holding its 104th Annual Meeting in partnership with the United States Society for Eclogical Economics ( USSEE ).
ESA & USSEE 2019 Joint Meeting

1. Call for Abstracts
The calls for contributed abstracts ( talks and posters ) are open. All abstracts are due Thursday, February 21 at 5:00 PM Eastern (2:00 PM Pacific) .

If you are a federal scientist affected by the government shutdown, you may contact us to request a deadline extension.

You can download a  meeting flyer  to remind your colleagues about the upcoming deadline.

2. Provide or Receive Travel Support
Did you know that ESA is providing travel grants to those impacted by state travel bans to Kentucky and those who lack institutional support? Up to $30,000 from the Opportunity Fund will go toward these grants.

3. Request a Social Event
Are you planning a social event (mixer, reception, business meeting) at the Annual Meeting in Louisville? The form to request social events is now available. Be sure to submit your event request by Thursday, March 14 at 5:00 P.M. ET . Space may be limited.

4. Suggest Ideas for the Exhibit Hall
What organizations would you like to see in the Exhibit Hall at the Annual Meeting in Louisville? We're looking for new products, services, technologies and publishers that you want to see! Send your ideas to Wendy Ashburn or call (240) 416-4227.
5th Life Discovery -- Doing Science Biology Education Conference (LDC)

To increase the diversity of participants and institutions, funds are available to support educator travel and conference registration to the 2019 LDC.

Mid-Atlantic Chapter of ESA 2019 Annual Meeting

The Mid-Atlantic ESA annual meeting brings together students, teachers, researchers, and practitioners from the Mid–Atlantic region and beyond. It offers an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate ecology students to present their research in all ecology-related topics.

· Theme: Ecology of Unintended Consequences
·   When: April 5-7, 2019
·   Where: Bowie State University, MD

Click here to register.
Training in Communication, Planning, and Finances

Our next SBI Strategies for Success course will be held June 12-14 at Yale University in New Haven, CT. Come spend three days learning new fundraising strategies, honing your communication skills, and developing an action plan for success.

Come for the whole week, and you can also attend the 3rd Annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference , “Methods, Protocols, and Analytical Tools for Specimen-based Research in the Biological Sciences.” Register now – space is limited for the course and the conference!
Membership Update
ESA Membership Portal is Evolving!

Did you know that you can download receipts of your membership renewal and event registration under My Dues and My Events tabs? the My Participation tab shows your sections or chapters as well as your activity history, such as donations or attended events under the My Participation tab. You can also read journals, use the Member Directory to find your peers, and more. Come visit the ESA Membership Portal to see what's available!
ESA Participates in the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting

Update from the ESA Executive Director Catherine O'Riordan ... Read more!
A Letter from the President

During her tenure as ESA president, Dr. Laura Huenneke is writing a monthly column on the EcoTone blog .

From the Journals
Call for Papers: Ecological Monographs

Ecological Monographs is seeking cross-disciplinary submissions. Read the Editorial by Aimée T. Classen and Brian Inouye and submit your manuscript today!
Call for Papers: Ecosphere

DISEASE ECOLOGY: Ecosphere is seeking submissions exploring the epidemiology, evolution, and ecology of host-pathogen and host-parasite interactions and disease. Outbreaks of infectious diseases are frequently caused by changes to the ecology of the host, the pathogen, or the environment. Therefore, understanding the incidence, prevalence, or timing of disease requires understanding the ecology of the interaction. Two examples appear here and here.

Dr. Shannon LaDeau of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies has built an editorial board of experts in the field and welcomes your submissions.
The Bulletin of the ESA Celebrates 100 Years!

The Bulletin of the ESA celebrates its 100 th birthday in 2019! The January issue is now online. This issue has a new section on communicating about science , which includes an article about transforming students’ writing abilities . We’ve also included pictures from the 2018 ESA meeting in New Orleans.
Let's Get Social
Science and Visual: Be Part of ESA's Growth on Instagram

Check us out at @ecologicalsociety as we add new and stunning content relating to our members’ research and society news.
We are accepting amazing ecological photos! Find out the submission guide .
Questions, comments, and feedback are welcome. Contact  Membership .