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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.

Ecology is the scientific discipline that is concerned with the relationships between organisms and their past, present, and future environments. These relationships include physiological responses of individuals, structure and dynamics of populations, interactions among species, organization of biological communities, and processing of energy and matter in ecosystems.

Ecological Society of America Resources

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Artículos de revistas y libros
Diciembre 2016
América Septentrional

The most important land and water issues facing North America and the world – including land‐use patterns, water management, biodiversity protection, and climate adaptation – require innovative governance arrangements. Most of these issues need to be addressed at several scales simultaneously, ranging from local to global.

Artículos de revistas y libros
Diciembre 2016
Estados Unidos de América

Applied nucleation is a restoration technique that seeks to facilitate woody‐plant establishment by attracting birds or other animals that may introduce seeds of dispersal‐limited species. In 1991, an experimental test of applied nucleation was initiated in an abandoned landfill in New Jersey, USA. Trees and shrubs were planted into 16 10 × 10 m plots, covering

Artículos de revistas y libros
Diciembre 2015

We believe that conservation practice is sometimes inhibited by misguided respect for the cultural background in which conservation problems occur. This respect may be rooted in a philosophical standpoint asserting that culturally distinct values cannot be objectively judged against one another, and that those values are therefore equally valid.

Artículos de revistas y libros
Diciembre 2015

Conservation actions often focus on restoration or creation of natural areas designed to facilitate the movements of organisms among populations. To be efficient, these actions need to be based on reliable estimates or predictions of landscape connectivity.

Artículos de revistas y libros
Diciembre 2015
Tanzania
África

Large parts of sub‐Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid changes in land use and land cover, driven largely by the expansion of small‐scale shifting cultivation. This practice creates complex mosaic landscapes with active agricultural fields and patches of mature woodland, interspersed with remnant patches in various stages of regrowth.

Artículos de revistas y libros
Diciembre 2015

Poorly planned, large‐scale ecological restoration projects may displace agricultural activities and potentially lead to the clearance of native vegetation elsewhere, with associated impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Yet few studies have considered these risks and the ways in which restoration can increase competition for land.

Artículos de revistas y libros
Diciembre 2015
Estados Unidos de América

Many avian species persist in human‐dominated landscapes; however, little is known about the demographic consequences of urbanization in these populations. Given that urban habitats introduce novel benefits (e.g., anthropogenic resources) and pressures (e.g., mortality risks), conflicting mechanisms have been hypothesized to drive the dynamics of urban bird populations.

Artículos de revistas y libros
Diciembre 2015
Canadá

It is generally assumed that, when natural habitat is converted to human‐dominated land cover, such habitat is lost to its native species. Most literature assumes that species richness should vary as a function of remaining natural area, following the well‐known species–area relationship (i.e., classic SAR).

Artículos de revistas y libros
Diciembre 2015
Estados Unidos de América

Resistance to the use of prescribed fire is strong among many private land managers despite the advantages it offers for maintaining fire‐adapted ecosystems. Even managers who are aware of the benefits of using prescribed fire as a management tool avoid using it, citing potential liability as a major reason for their aversion.

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