ESA Certified Ecologists

There is an increasing nationwide demand for certification credentials in the environmental arena. More immediate climate issues, land-use concerns, and resource management challenges are all growing in presence. As a response, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) established its Professional Certification program which helps to identify and acknowledge ecologists who meet stringent standards in both Read more about ESA Certified Ecologists[…]

ECE Section Business Meeting Notes – August 2017

# Early Career Ecologist Section – 2017 Business Meeting Notes   This year, we held our meeting jointly with the Student Section. The Student Section presented first. Below are notes only pertaining to the ECE Section portion of the meeting. Rob introduces the ECES and our officers and positions Defines “early career” – loosely, but Read more about ECE Section Business Meeting Notes – August 2017[…]

Soliciting nominations for officer positions

We are soliciting nominations (including self nomination) for Officer positions for the Early Career Ecologist Section of ESA. Voting will take place during our Business Meeting at ESA 2017, but your presence is not required. Please see the form linked below for more information and to submit nominations. If you are interested in running for Read more about Soliciting nominations for officer positions[…]

ESA Annual Meeting 2017: Suggested Events for Early Career Ecologists

Early Career Ecologist Section organized & suggested events General resources: Kiddie corp: http://www.esa.org/portland/child-care/ Strategies for success: http://www.esa.org/portland/esa-annual-meeting-strategies-for-success/ Sat 5 Aug 2017 5p-9p: WK7: Saturday Night Special! Get a job: strategies and tactics for early-career ecologists in finding and landing your dream career. Registration fee: 30 USD. Doubletree Hotel – Idaho. Sun 6 Aug 2017 8a-5p: WK17 – Read more about ESA Annual Meeting 2017: Suggested Events for Early Career Ecologists[…]

What are you going to do when you’re done? Creating my own path.

Whether you’re finishing an undergraduate degree or a Ph.D., this can often be a dreaded question.  The decision of what comes next can be a daunting one.  Having recently completed a Ph.D., this question and decision process is fresh in my mind. Graduate school brought me to Alberta, Canada from the U.S., and I began Read more about What are you going to do when you’re done? Creating my own path.[…]

UCS Webinar, May 18- Mentorships: Navigating the Science Advocacy World

With recent attacks on science by Congress and the Trump administration, it has become clear that there is a need, now more than ever, for scientists and experts to educate the public and influence decision makers on science-based policies. For an advocacy-minded young scientist, that might be difficult in an academic environment that prioritizes research Read more about UCS Webinar, May 18- Mentorships: Navigating the Science Advocacy World[…]

Early career scientists publish earlier: An analysis with Google Scholar

As I was reading through Adam Grant’s recent book Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, a quote he references by Einstein made me think about the ideas that early career scientists generate: “A person who has not made great contributions to science by the age of 30 will never do so.” This quote got me Read more about Early career scientists publish earlier: An analysis with Google Scholar[…]

Early career ecologists, why engage with the corporate sector?

I was first exposed to the notion of corporate engagement when I read a New Yorker piece that featured interviews with Peter Kareiva and Mark Tercek.  Peter is former Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Mark is a former executive at Goldman Sachs and now CEO of TNC.  TNC and other big conservation Read more about Early career ecologists, why engage with the corporate sector?[…]