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Scientists at the Ecological Society of America's 2011 Annual Meeting to discuss global stewardship
Date:5/16/2011

ting information is available at http://www.esa.org/austin. Please note that all abstracts are embargoed until 12:00 a.m. EDT on the day of their presentation. Interested press should contact Katie Kline at katie@esa.org or 202-833-8773 x211 to register.

Scientific presentations will include special sessions and workshops devoted to:

  • Ecology and Human Rights: Defining the Relationship, Identifying the Opportunities
  • Introducing ESA's Guidebook on Effective Communication and Policy Engagement
  • Earth Stewardship in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities
  • The Greening of Higher Education
  • Photography for Ecologists
  • Fostering Diversity and Inclusiveness in Ecology
  • Shaping the future: how students can set a precedent for Planetary Stewardship

Field trip highlights include:

  • Canoe Trip: Ecology and Restoration of the Upper San Marcos River
  • Urban Bioblitz: Ecologists Contributing to and Learning from a Progressive Austin Community Restoration Effort
  • Big Bend National Park - Chihuahuan Desert Diversity
  • Ecology and Conservation of the Endangered Barton Springs Salamander and Swimming at Barton Springs Pool
  • Hornsby Bend Ecology of an Urban Wasteland

Newsroom Operation

Members of the press (see policy below) are exempt from registration fees and may attend all meeting sessions. A staffed press room, including computers, a printer, telephones and an interview area, will be available. The newsroom will be open:

  • Sunday, August 7: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 8 - Thursday, August 11: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 12: 7:30 a.m.-Noon

ESA Policy on Press Credentials

We will waive registration for reporters with a recognized press card. Registration is also waived for current members of the National Association of Science Writers, the Can
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Contact: Katie Kline
katie@esa.org
202-833-8773 x211
Ecological Society of America
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