This is the webpage for the Paleoecology Section of the Ecological Society of America. Paleoecology is defined broadly as retrospective ecology on a variety of timescales. We are one of the oldest sections of ESA. We consist of approximately 200 members.

The next (97th) Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America will be held August 5-10, 2012, in Portland, OR. This meeting’s theme is "Life on Earth: Preserving, Utilizing, and Sustaining our Ecosystems. This is the major meeting for our section. Section events will be listed here.

We are currently accepting applications for the Edward S. Deevey Award for Student Excellence in Paleoecology. If you meet the criteria, please download the application form and email a completed copy to:

We have issued a call to action for members interested in serving the section! Please contact current chair Jacquelyn Gill if you are interested in any of the elected leadership positions for 2011-2012. Elections will be held at the section business meeting.

Become a member of the Paleoecology Section (an extra $5 with membership in the Ecological Society of America). 

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The Paleoecology Section is a subdivision of the Ecological Society of America, and it is governed by the Constitution and Bylaws of that Society. 

Last modified October 5, 2011 by Jennifer Marlon.