November 2018
Dear ESA member,

In this issue of  Member Connection , you'll find:

  • Session proposals still open for the 2019 Annual Meeting
  • ESA election deadline
  • Renew your membership for 2019
  • Start your certification application
  • Catch up with the latest from the ESA journals

Read on!
Annual Meeting
ESA-USSEE Louisville 2019: Bridging communities and ecosystems: Inclusion as an ecological imperative
ESA & USSEE 2019 Joint Meeting: Proposal Deadline is Approaching!
We invite proposals for the  ESA & USSEE 2019 Joint Meeting , August 11-16, 2019, in Louisville, KY.

The theme is " Bridging communities and ecosystems: Inclusion as an ecological imperative ". 
Submit through the online form by November 15, 2018, 5:00 PM Eastern (2:00 Pacific) . Late or emailed proposals will not be considered.
Membership Update
Don't Forget to Vote!

Last night was Election Night in the United States, but the ESA elections are still open through this evening. If you haven't already, find the email from Survey & Ballot Systems in your inbox (and check through your junk mail, just in case) cast your vote for the future leadership of the Society by 11:59 p.m. ET today, Nov. 7.
Renew Your Membership for 2019

It is time to r enew to keep your member benefits
  • Online access to all 6 ESA publications and monthly print copies of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
  • Publishing grants for the ESA journals
  • Discounted rates for the Annual Meeting and certification
  • Connect and network by joining Sections and Chapters as well as ESA Member Directory going through next year.

While you're renewing, take a moment to update your profile to keep your records up to date, too!
2019 Certification Is Now Open

 Dr. M. Dale Strickland, Co-founder and Principal Ecologist with Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc., (WEST) has been a Certified Senior Ecologist since 1994 and has served his last term as the chair on the Board of Professional Certification for the ESA since 2016.

As a professional ecologist, he has served as a representative for his profession in a variety of capacities and strongly supports the ESA's Certification as a way for ecologists to confirm their professionalism. He continues to encourage employees at WEST to become certified as ecologists and considers professional certification when evaluating potential hires for the company.

Learn more about the application process, requirements, fees, and certification levels.
Do You ECO?

ESA's online community is about to get a whole lot bigger, as we will completing the takeover of the ECOLOG-L listserv in the very near future, and its functions (and subscribers) will be integrated into ESA systems . ECO, with its own dedicated ECOLOG legacy community, will be the #1 place online for sharing news and opportunities with other ecologists, as well as discussing ESA business in our own closed groups. Give it a try , connect with your fellow members and explore!
From the Journals
Frontiers Nov. 2018 Issue Now Online!

During past ice-free periods, polar bears ( Ursus maritimus ) may have depended on whale carcasses when their preferred prey – ice-breeding seals – were in short supply. Laidre et al . describe how, today, polar bears face both sea-ice losses and fewer whale carcasses as whale populations have been slow to recover from commercial whaling. Historical and potential future importance of large whales as food for polar bears .

And don't miss the latest in our career exploration series , this month exploring careers in Cooperative Extension!
Bulletin Oct. 2018 Issue Now Online!

New Series: Writing Science – edited by Bethann Garramon Merkle of the University of Wyoming. Articles and reports on any aspect of science communications in ecology are welcome. 
ESA Seeks Editor-in-Chief for Ecology

The ESA is seeking applicants for the position of Editor-in-Chief of  Ecology Ecology , the oldest of the ESA journals, will celebrate its 100 th  year of publication in 2019. Dr. Donald R. Strong, Jr., who has led this journal for the last 18 years, will be stepping down in December 2019. 

Published monthly in partnership with Wiley,  Ecology  is the most frequently cited journal in the field. It is widely acclaimed as a leading voice for the science of ecology. The journal is published online and is accessible by members of the ESA and institutional subscribers worldwide.

We welcome applicants from diverse and international backgrounds. Please click the following link for a  full job description and application information
Questions, comments, and feedback are welcome. Contact  Membership .