Standing Firm and Forging Ahead
2017 Annual Report
The Ecological Society of America is the world’s largest professional organization of ecological scientists. ESA’s 9,000 members work in academia, government and in the private sector to improve society’s understanding and stewardship of life on Earth.
Members’ work addresses threatened and endangered species, alternative energy, sustainable agriculture and fisheries, emerging diseases, climate change and many other important issues. The Society works to broadly share ecological information through policy and media outreach, education and diversity initiatives and projects that link the ecological research and management communities and help integrate ecological science into decision-making. ESA also organizes scientific conferences and publishes high-impact journals.