Greetings!

In this month's Member Connection, you'll find:

Membership Update
Congratulations to Osvaldo Sala

Dr. Sala of Arizona State University became President of ESA on August 16 during the Society’s Annual Meeting. Sala is the first Hispanic person to serve in this role in the organization’s over-100-year history. Learn more about him!
Grow as a Leader on an ESA Committee

To serve on an ESA committee is to make an important, lasting contribution to the Society and to the field of ecology. We seek nominees on the following committees:

Proposed Changes to ESA's Governance

Periodically, ESA reviews its priorities for serving its members and the discipline of ecology. This led over the past year to a new strategic plan, but also the realization that our governance documents were outdated and in need of modernization to increase transparency, communication, and broad participation by members in the Society. Changes proposed by the Governing Board begin with this fall's election, during which ESA members will vote to dissolve the constitution. Learn more about this process.
A New Opportunity to Apply for Research Funding through ESA

ESA is launching a new program to provide members with additional opportunities to apply for research funding. We are a partner of the Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CHWACESU), which regularly issues requests for proposals for funded research opportunities. We encourage ESA members whose institutions are not already part of the CESU network to apply to these opportunities. Learn more.
Celebrate Ecology Day 2019

Ecology Day is celebrated on September 14 and aims to reinforce the connection between society and ecology as an essential science for achieving sustainable development. ESA joins its international sister societies this year and encourages all of our members to get involved. Learn more!
ESA Members Named AGU Fellows

Congratulations to ESA members Jayne Belnap , Eric Davidson , and Osvaldo Sala,  who were named as part of the 2019 American Geophysical Union class of Fellows. They were recognized for leadership and scientific excellence that has advanced research in their respective fields. All AGU Fellows will be recognized in person at AGU's Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Learn more!
105th Annual Meeting in 2020
August 2-7, 2020

Salt Lake City, UT
Submit a Paper Session

We invite proposals for  Symposia , Inspire and Organized Oral Sessions  for ESA's 105th Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
The meeting theme is " Harnessing the Ecological Data Revolution ". 

Proposals must be submitted through the online form by September 19, 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.

Interested in learning more? Join us on Sept. 17 for a webinar with Program Chair Kiona Ogle!
ESA & USSEE 2019 Joint Meeting
Were You Able to Join Us?

Thank you for a great meeting, ESA 2019 attendees! The 2019 Annual Meeting was a great gathering of scientists of many disciplines and all career levels. If you haven't already submitted your thoughts, we would appreciate your feedback in a quick meeting survey.  
Did We Miss You?

Even if you weren't able to join us in Louisville, we would appreciate your feedback so that we can make ESA 2020 an even better experience for everybody.
Training Opportunities
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Strategies for Success Program Management & Leadership Training

The deadline to sign up for the October Strategies for Success course in Fort Collins, CO has been extended until September 13. We want to give you some extra time to reach out to a colleague and avail our colleague discount! Learn the tools you need to develop a sustainability plan to futureproof your project.
Webinar: Collecting, Mapping, Analyzing, and Communicating Location-based Data and Story Maps

Use modern web-based geotechnologies to collect, map, spatially analyze, and explain the results of your work to others. These tools include Survey123, ArcGIS Online, Operations Dashboards, and story maps. Join geographer and educator Joseph Kerski for an exploration and demonstration of the ways you can be empowered to analyze your data with today’s powerful web maps and apps. Register today!
NEW COURSE: Business Planning for Scientists
 
You’re not just a scientist, you’re also a manager, leader, and organizer! Come learn the communication, strategic planning, and business skills you need to accelerate your project’s success . Don't let time run out -- sign up for our program management training that’s tailored for scientists!
From the Journals
Featured in Ecology

Observations of threatened Longfin Smelt in the San Francisco Estuary, California, reported in The Scientific Naturalist, could transform our understanding of their habitat needs and influence the interventions needed to conserve and restore this distinct and imperiled population. Read more ...
Opportunities
Questions, comments, and feedback are welcome. Contact  Membership .