A male digger bee (Anthophora abrupta) sticks out its tongue. Credit, Sam Droege, USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program.


*This page will be updated with new topics and additional presentations throughout the summer. Have session you want added? Email llester@esa.org.*



San Francisco Bay

  • Field trip 3 : Tidal Marsh and Managed Salt Ponds Surrounding San Francisco Bay
    Saturday, August 9, 2014: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM , J Street Entrance
  • Contributed oral session 24-9: Evaluating three decades of change in San Francisco Bay’s waterbirds: An assessment of population abundance and community composition
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014: 10:50 AM, Regency Blrm A, Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • COS 60-3: A test of wintering waterfowl habituation to recreation in San Francisco Bay: Implications for waterfowl conservation
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 8:40 AM, Regency Blrm B, Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • COS 88-5: Exploring changes to the northern San Francisco Estuary phytoplankton community by probing a 40-year monthly monitoring record
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 2:50 PM , Beavis, Sheraton Hotel
  • Organized oral session 32-10: California Gull population growth and response to tidal marsh restoration in San Francisco Bay
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 4:40 PM, 308
  • Symposium 22-5: A discussion of ecology and economy in promoting and protecting the benefits of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Complex
    Friday, August 15, 2014: 10:10 AMCamellia, Sheraton Hotel



California rivers and watersheds-

press release: 2014 Earth Stewardship Initiative Demonstration Project: sustaining and enhancing Earth’s life-support systems
The American River Parkway at the nexus of ecological science and design

  • Organized oral session 12: Biota of the Los Angeles River, New Studies and Insights in 2014
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM, 307
  • Organized oral session 44: Riparian Ecology, Management, and Restoration in California’s Great Central Valley
    Thursday, August 14, 2014: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM, 306
  • Organized oral session 49: From Mountains to the Saline Lakes of the Great Basin: Ecosystems at Risk
    Friday, August 15, 2014: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM, 204



  • Organized oral session 6: Ecological Drought in California Forests: Linking Climate Science and Resource Management
    Monday, August 11, 2014: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM, 307
  • Organized oral session 36: Drought and Tree Mortality: Linking Experimental Results and Observations With Predictive Models.
    Thursday, August 14, 2014: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM, 304/305


Organized oral session 6-8: Translating ecological drought into resource management: giant sequoias
Monday, August 11, 2014: 4:00 PM, 307
Symposium 5-3: Drought, invasive grasses and fire cycles – implications for ecosystem resilience in drylands
Tuesday, August 12, 2014: 9:00 AM, Gardenia, Sheraton Hotel


press release: Stewardship of fire ecology by native Californian cultures
California's tribal peoples utilized wildfire to diversify resources
  • Field trip 4: Tribal Land and Resource Management in the Sacramento Valley-Delta: Fire and Culture
    Saturday, August 9, 2014: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM . J Street Entrance
  • Ignite 1-6: Out of the frying pan and into the fire: Climate change and the Southwest United States
    Monday, August 11, 2014; 313
  • Organized oral session 5-2: A history of megafires and extreme droughts in California
    Monday, August 11, 2014: 1:50 PM, 306
  • Organized oral session 6-6: What do changing climate suggest about future fire frequency in California?
    Monday, August 11, 2014: 3:20 PM, 307
  • Symposium 5-3: Drought, invasive grasses and fire cycles – implications for ecosystem resilience in drylands
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014: 9:00 AM, Gardenia, Sheraton Hotel

Rim Fire
press release:
 The Rim Fire one year later: a natural experiment in fire ecology and management

  • COS 6-9: On the use of high-fidelity remote sensing to evaluate ecological indicators: A case study using the Rim Fire
    Monday, August 11, 2014: 4:20 PM, Regency Blrm A, Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • PS 23-62: Unprecedented remote sensing data products from before and after the Rim Fire, Sierra Nevada, California
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 , Exhibit Hall,
  • OOS 7-9: Site, weather, and forest characteristics associated with Rim Fire burn severity in forests with restored fire regimes
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014: 10:50 AM, 202
  • FT 18: The 2013 Rim Fire – Forest Management Influencing Fire Ecology
    Friday, August 15, 2014: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM, J Street Entrance, Sacramento Convention Center

Pollinators -

A male digger bee (Anthophora abrupta) sticks out its tongue. Credit, Sam Droege, USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program.
A male digger bee (Anthophora abrupta) sticks out its big tongue. The bee is a foraging generalist, collecting pollen and nectar from a variety of flowers from Texas and Florida to Canada. (This individual was itself collected in PG County, Md.) Credit, Sam Droege, USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program.

The birds, bees, bats, moths, beetles, flies, and other creatures that move pollen between flowers--an essential assist in reproduction for a great variety of plants, including many of our fruits and vegetables.



  • Poster session 17-133: Landscape drivers of pollination services in urban gardens
  • Monday, August 11, 2014. Exhibit Hall.
  • Workshop 30: Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Thematic Assessment of Pollination and Food Production. Tuesday, August 12, 2014: 11:30 AM-1:15 PM. 203.
  • Organized talks 19-4: Nectar microbial community assembly and plant-pollinator mutualism. Tuesday, August 12, 2014: 2:30 PM, 308.
  • Contributed talk 69-7: Small-scale field-margin restoration for pollination services in agriculture. Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 10:10 AM. Room 314.
  • Organized talks 31-4: Can pollinator habitat plantings restore both biodiversity and ecosystem services? Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 2:30 PM. Room 307.
  • Organized talks 31-5: Native bee community functional diversity explains sentinel plant pollination in an intensive agricultural landscape. Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 2:50 PM. Room 307.
  • Organized talk 31-10: Restoration in intensive agricultural landscapes differentially supports more vulnerable species in pollinator communities. Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 4:40 PM. Room 307.
  • Contributed talk 77-8: Do ecosystem service-providers and rare bees prefer the same plant species? A three-year experimental field study. Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 4:00 PM.
  • Contributed talks 97-1: Abundance, not species richness, drives ecosystem service delivery at large spatial and temporal scales. Thursday, August 14, 2014: 8:00 AM. Regency Blrm D, Hyatt.
  • Contributed talk 124-2: Coevolution and the assembly of ecological networks. Thursday, August 14, 2014: 1:50 PM. Beavis, Sheraton.
  • Organized talks 46-5: Investigating the effects of production-scale harvesting on pollination and biocontrol services in bioenergy grasslands. Thursday, August 14, 2014: 2:50 PM. Room 308.
  • Contributed talks 115-10: More pollinator species are required for pollination function at larger spatial scales, but high regional dominance can suppress this effect. Thursday, August 14, 2014: 4:40 PM. Regency Blrm D, Hyatt Regency Hotel.