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The science of  ecology cannot be advanced without improving our understanding of human-environment interactions

The Society for Human Ecology was instrumental in helping to create a Human Ecology Section within the Ecological Society of America (ESA). While that section develops, the SHE website will host information for ESA Human Ecology section members.

Human Dimensions Collaborative Workshop Report is attached here

Human Ecology Section Awarded ESA Section Development Grant

We are very pleased to have been awarded a Section Development Grant for 2019. Titled The Human Dimensions Collaborative the grant is for a workshop held on Saturday 10th August (ie the day before ESA XXIV commences). The workshop is designed to bring together several ESA sections that are oriented around human dimensions of environmental problems and the unjust distribution of their burdens. There is a unique opportunity for these sections to collaborate to share their respective areas of expertise and help ESA as we share the pursuit of a range of our association’s strategic goals. These include ESA’s mission goals of ‘promoting ecological science by improving communication among members’ and ensuring the ‘appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy makers’.

Details to be developed, but if you have not already done so, you may wish to renew your ESA membership, nominating the Human Ecology Section as your ‘free’ section. Also, see the ‘free section membership’ information below.

Student Section Members and Early Career – Join Human Ecology Section for free!

The Human Ecology Section has 10 free section memberships for students or early career ecologists who are already paid up members of their section and would like to also be a member of the Human Ecology Section. Email Rob Dyball if you would like to take up this offer.

Travel Awards

Information below concerns ESA 2019 Louisville. Information for ESA2020 Salt Lake City will be updated in 2020

Applied Ecology Section / Human Ecology Section joint travel awards.

The applied and human ecology sections have a number of travel grants of $500 each to award to students who have had either a paper or a poster accepted for presentation at ESA Louisville. Apply via this link.

Joint Mixer: The annual joint mixer with the Applied Ecology and Inclusive Ecology Sections will be running, so look out for that! We will meet at Addis Grill 6pm Tuesday August 13

Section Business Meeting: Please come and help develop our section. Venue TBA

Section Information Booth: get information on what the Human Ecology Section is about.

ESA Diversity Statement

The Ecological Society of America is dedicated to the science and study of ecology. The society welcomes and encourages participation by all individuals regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical or mental difference, politics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or subculture. We strive to cultivate a society built on mentorship, encouragement, tolerance and mutual respect, thereby engendering a welcoming environment for all. Ecologists believe in the need for interdisciplinary study, both in terms of disciplines and participants.  We believe in biodiversity both in terms of ecosystems and membership. We will vigorously and proactively reject prejudice and stereotyping wherever it is encountered in our profession. ESA further promotes diversity in all areas of activity, including fostering diversity in membership, leadership, committees, staff, outreach, public engagement, recruitment, and all other areas of societal activity.

ESA Code of Ethics

Ecologists will not discriminate against others in the course of their work on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, race, color, national origin, age, economic status, disability, or organizational affiliation.

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