Ecological Society of America (ESA)
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915 to:
promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists;
raise the public’s level of awareness of the importance of ecological science;
increase the resources available for the conduct of ecological science; and
ensure the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy-makers.
ESA’s over 9,000 members conduct research, teach, and use ecological science to address environmental issues that include:
natural resource management
ozone depletion and global climate change
species extinction and loss of biological diversity
habitat alteration and destruction
sustainable ecological systems
ESA publishes a suite of publications, from peer-reviewed journals to newsletters, fact sheets and teaching resources.