ESA’s Office of Science Programs promotes the continued development of ecological science and its integration into decision-making and education, linking the ecological research and management communities. The Office was founded in 1992 as the Sustainable Biosphere Initiative (SBI; Ecology, 72(2): 371 - 412).
What We Do
Our projects originate in support of efforts undertaken by ESA members and committees; in response to requests from government agencies, other professional societies and nongovernmental organizations, researchers, and business leaders; and from ideas generated by ESA staff. Projects are chosen based on their consistency with ESA and Science Office missions and with priorities set in collaboration with ESA’s Science Committee and Governing Board. Currently, those priorities encompass: advancing the goals of ESA’s Ecological Visions project (see www.esa.org/ecovisions); maintaining responsiveness to the needs of the ecological science community; and advancing a new sustainability science agenda.
Science Office Projects
In addition to the sustainability science initiative, current projects include:
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» Workshops and Conferences
» Peer Review Facilitation
» Tools and Publications
» National Parks Ecological Research Fellowships
» Previous projects are summarized in our Science Archives section.