Nominations are now open for the 2020 ESA Awards. Awards from professional societies can be great enhancers of one's career journey as well as capstones to incredible work. ESA welcomes nominations that reflect the diversity of the Society’s members. Nominations are due Nov. 7!
New Issues in Ecology Released: Impacts to Wildlife of Wind Energy Siting & Operation
This issue discusses the benefits of wind energy while evaluating its potential impacts on wildlife. It summarizes what we know about the potential risks to wildlife associated with wind energy, current tactics to reduce these risks, and gaps in knowledge that call for further research. All issues are available for free download on our website.
ESA Wins Cooperative Agreement with NPS to Manage Future Park Leaders Program
Nominate Your Students for an ESA-USGS Cooperative Summer Internship
ESA is pleased to partner with the U.S. Geological Survey to offer summer internships to outstanding field-trained undergraduates. In 2019, the program successfully placed 27 students in USGS sites across the country. Directors of field courses or programs that offer excellent field training may nominate up to two students who have completed the course or program within the last six months, or will complete one by December 2019.Learn more and nominate!
The meeting theme is "Harnessing the Ecological Data Revolution".
Proposals must be submitted through the online form by November 21, 2019, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (2:00 Pacific). No late or emailed proposals will be considered.
New in 2020
The meeting program in 2020 will have some new and exciting changes to improve the overall experience for attendees and presenters. Plus check out our new meeting FAQ for a look into all that we do to plan and execute an Annual meeting!
Business Planning in Science: Supporting Projects That Enable Scientific Discovery
Two recently released papers in
Ecology’s Scientific Naturalist section document observations of vertebrate predators consuming insect prey.
Barton et al. present a case of grey wolves feeding on grasshoppers, while
Tomita and Hiura show brown bears consume cicada nymphs. These natural history observations on ecosystem complexity and species interactions raise new hypotheses and questions for future research.
Featured in Ecosphere
In the August
Sorrell et al. found that drones produced reliable and precise results when compared with capture-mark-resight techniques and ground counts, which have previously been used for estimating seal populations. This method can be used to improve wildlife-monitoring techniques while reducing disturbance to the fur seals.
Featured in the Bulletin
In the October issue of the ESA Bulletin, Jakopak et al. present the "unessay," an unconventional classroom approach that encourages students to engage with course materials in an array of modes beyond a written essay.