The authors convincingly demonstrate that rapid evolution can influence the speed at which populations spread, especially in fragmented landscapes. Kathleen Weathers is a senior scientist and the G. Evelyn Hutchinson chair of ecology at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, where she focuses on freshwater ecosystems. 2017 Election Results. She helped empower GLEON's student association, which contributes meaningfully to governance and training within the broader network. The Distinguished Service Citation recognizes long and distinguished volunteer service to ESA, the scientific community, and the larger purpose of ecology in the public welfare. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. His dissertation focuses on determining the source populations of Sahara mustard and whether plasticity in functional traits is allowing the species to spread. Petr Pyšek, the chair of the Department of Invasion Ecology at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, is honored for his pioneering and insightful work in invasion ecology. The Society’s Annual Meeting attracts 4,000 attendees and features the most recent advances in ecological science. Learn more about ESA awards on our home website. Enter your email address below and we will send you your username, If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to retrieve your username. Funds from the Forrest Shreve Student Research Fund will be used perform DNA extractions and sequence the microflora in these samples. The Ecological Society of America is the world’s largest professional organization of ecological scientists. In landmark studies, she revealed the key role of nematodes and other tiny animals as drivers of decomposition rates and carbon cycling. 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Daniel was a National Park Service Young Leaders in Climate Change Fellow and a NSF EAPSI Research Fellow. The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present the 2017 awards recognizing outstanding contributions to ecology in new discoveries, teaching, sustainability, diversity, and lifelong commitment to the profession during the Society's Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Governing Board. Enter your email address below and we will send you your username, If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to retrieve your username. The authors argue for the need to quantify spillover systems and feedbacks and to integrate analyses over multiple spatial and temporal scales. These cookies do not store any personal information. For more than a decade, she has been dedicated to advancing bottom‐up network science, creating training opportunities for graduate students and tools for citizen science engagement. 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The GLEON Fellows Program has emerged as a model for training initiatives in macrosystem ecology, and will affect the ecological community positively for decades to come, as participants carry their training forward to other institutions and endeavors. Biological invasions, and migrations of native species in response to climate change, are pressing areas of interest in this time of global change. Frederick Hansen, an undergraduate student majoring in Biology at New Mexico State University, studies distributional patterns of soil microbes in desert systems with Assistant Professor Nicole Pietrasiak. Currently, she is scientific chair of the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative, which works to advance soil biodiversity for use in policy and management of terrestrial ecosystems. and President David Lodge, Message from Executive Director Katherine McCarter, Ecotone Blog News and views on ecological science, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice – Let’s Get to Work. Fax: 202-833-8775 They review several recent papers that have quantified at times conflicting efforts to provide ecosystem services, when these efforts are examined in a global perspective. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaf6268. © 2020 Ecological Society of America. His dissertation focuses on determining the source populations of Sahara mustard and whether plasticity in functional traits is allowing the species to spread. Kathleen Weathers is a senior scientist and the G. Evelyn Hutchinson chair of ecology at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, where she focuses on freshwater ecosystems. Phone: 202-833-8773 Working off-campus? The authors convincingly demonstrate that rapid evolution can influence the speed at which populations spread, especially in fragmented landscapes. Some plant populations were allowed to evolve, while others were continually reset to their original genetic composition. 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