Important ESA Annual Meeting Update

ESA will hold a totally virtual Annual Meeting this year from August 3–6 in response to the pandemic. The virtual meeting will provide four days of inspiration and community, an opportunity to focus on your research and your career, and a way to connect with colleagues and leaders from across the field.

Please visit our meeting website for more information:


We will be hosting our students virtually. This means that the outline of the meeting will change a bit, but the core mentoring component of the SEEDS program will still be there for our participating students. Staff is working to organize what our virtual timeline will look like – we will have more information soon! 

2015 SEEDS AMSEEDS Undergraduate Student Travel Awards:

To support and promote the participation of underrepresented students in the field of ecology, SEEDS offers Undergraduate Student Awards to participate in the ESA Annual Meeting every year. 

The 105th ESA Annual Meeting – Harnessing the ecological data revolution. will be held virtually from August 3-6, 2020.

What does the Award include this year?

SEEDS is proud to offer fully funded and mentored experiences for undergraduates during the ESA Annual Meeting. Each selected participant receives: 

  • Full Meeting Registration
  • ESA student membership (Note: ESA membership is based on calendar year, which runs from January 1 to December 31.)
  • A mentor – students select an ESA member as a mentor for the week!
  • SEEDS Alumni Mentor groups – past SEEDS students with graduate degrees that help undergraduates navigate the meeting. 
  • SEEDS Student Orientation
  • Hosted virtual special events. 

The 105th ESA Annual Meeting – Harnessing the ecological data revolution. will be held virtually from August 3-6, 2020.