IGN 5
Sections and ESA Awards: Meet, Learn, and Connect with the ESA Sections! (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
313, Sacramento Convention Center
Organizer:
Gillian Bowser
Co-organizer:
Harold Balbach
Moderator:
Jill Baron
This proposal is intended as the first in a pair. A fast paced and fun session to meet and connect with the officers from many of the ESA’s twenty-six sections, learn about each section and its student awards, as well as other news about Section activity.. The IGNITE format will be a fun way for section officers to give short presentations on what their section activities are, what awards are offered, what are the areas of expertise of the section members, with which other sections they are most likely to collaborate, and reasons why membership in that section could further your ecological interests. In addition, each section Chairperson will explain and identify 1) the connections between their section and the social or natural sciences and 2) their most successful activities directed towards ecological education during the ESA meetings or at any other time. Our fast paced and lively event will highlight sections as your home in ESA.
 Human Ecology Section
Robert A. Dyball, Australian National University
 Microbial Ecology
Jessica Gutknecht, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Kristen M. DeAngelis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Michael S. Strickland, Virginia Tech; Mario E. Muscarella, Indiana University
 Student Section
Kika Tarsi, University of Colorado at Boulder
 Education Section: Do we Ecologists Educate?
Carolyn L. Thomas, Ferrum College
 Natural History Section
Kirsten Rowell, University of Washington; Nash E. Turley, University of Toronto; Karen M. Reagan, University of Washington
 Biogesciences Section
Joshua P. Schimel, University of California, Santa Barbara
 Why we study the past: Paleoecology in a time of rapid global change
Philip E. Higuera, University of Idaho; W. John Calder, University of Wyoming; Melissa Chipman, University of Illinois; Jacquelyn L. Gill, University of Maine; Ryan Kelly, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
 Statistical Ecology
Perry de Valpine, University of California - Berkeley
 Why Soil Ecology?
Jennifer Schweitzer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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