Ecological Society of America Centennial Meeting, 8-14 August 2015
We are now accepting applications from late-stage graduate students and post docs for our 2017 Early Career Mentorship Program. The program pairs mentees with established ecologists who share similar career interests, based around the 2017 ESA Annual Meeting in Portland. Please spread the word!
Data and publishing Data publication has been a new endeavor for me and was not addressed during my training in graduate school. I have my first data publication out (Roberts et al. 2016) and have more in-progress. Given my recent look into this, I thought it would be worth posting this topic to prompt further Read more about Get more from data & share![…]
Secretary’s Note: Below I have included the full meeting agenda that we began with, but we did not get to cover quite a bit of this at the meeting-proper. I have made efforts to distinguish what we did cover versus what we did not. M Aiello-Lammens Attendees: Brief Introductions Discussion of our Read more about ECE Section Business Meeting – August 8[…]
We're running a targeted Early Career Mentoring program again this year! Conferences provide unique opportunities for biologists to interact with others in their field; however, these opportunities are rarely structured to promote meaningful interactions between the next generation ecologists and more senior scientists. Access to strong mentors both within and outside of their main institution is critical to support early career ecologists and to help them gain the necessary skills to become good mentors themselves, while moving towards the next career stages.
The Early Career Ecologist Section has been busy proposing, organizing, and collaborating to offer many events and resources in the near future. See our page for ESA 2016 for more details on these and other events! They include: An Early Career Section Booth – Come and visit! We’ve worked to make this a Parent-Friendly meeting. Read more about ESA 2016: Early Career Section Events[…]
As the early bird deadline for the ESA Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale approaches (Thursday!), you might want to know about some parent accommodations that will be available there: Lactation rooms at the conference center for nursing and pumping mothers. Private, quiet, and clean rooms for moms to nurse their babies or to pump Read more about ESA 2016: Parent Accommodations[…]
or “Who the hell am I to talk about this issue, anyways?!” Late last year, I was asked to write a blog for the Early Career Ecologist Section of the ESA, and I initially chose to focus it on a rather controversial topic: gender bias in academia. Now, the truth is that I’ve been a Read more about Reflections of a white, male, European researcher on unconscious gender biases in academia[…]
My name is Eric Gustafson and I am a landscape ecologist who specializes in forest landscape simulation modeling, particularly with the LANDIS-II model (http://www.landis-ii.org/). I received my PhD from Purdue University in 1992, and have been a Research Ecologist for the Northern Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service since then. I am tempted to Read more about Stuff I tell early career scientists[…]
My friends from grad school knew me as the go-getter, the one with boundless energy and capacity to do “all the things!” During my PhD career, I juggled (largely successfully) multiple side research and writing projects, leading a local chapter for the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), organizing BBQ’s and parties, a long-distance partner, and Read more about And then I went kablooie OR An ecologist’s transition from academia to a federal job[…]